Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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04 January 2006

Kodak software

Happy New Year everyone.

My son got a Kodak Z700 camera for Christmas. It's a nice little camera. Takes good pictures, easy to use, all the standard kind of stuff you want from a camera.

But then I installed the software on his computer. He has a computer in his room. An old thing that he mainly uses for games. It's not on the internet - I don't need those kind of hassles just yet. So when I got an error starting the software after it said it had successfully installed, I figured I'd use my own machine to troubleshoot.

I tried to download the latest version of the software - just in case the one on the CD isn't the latest. But the one I can download isn't the full install - you need to be online to complete the install. I can't find a full install of it anywhere.

I tried googling for the error (which involves loading a particular DLL), but the only page I found was describing a larger XP problem, not the Win98 problem that Samuel's having.

As much as I appreciate installs that only download the required files when I'm online, I really appreciate being able to get a full copy so that I can install stuff on a computer that's not on the internet.