Set DLL Version on VFP COM DLL

I was building a Visual FoxPro DLL and I tried setting the various properties like version and it wasn’t working 🤔

Turns out the problem was I wasn’t running VFP as an Admin.


VFP COM dll Register But Not Showing Up in Visual Studio Add Reference

TLDR: Run VFP as an Admin

Background: I’ve been working a phased replacement project, for the time being, we still need to interface with Visual FoxPro (VFP) database and DLLs.

I needed to rebuild a VFP DLL and after doing that it wouldn’t show up in Visual Studio (VS) add Reference COM Tab


I wasn’t running as an admin and I got the following error but the DLL was produced so I figured I would just register it manually via regsvr32. Turns out that doesn’t work.

Access to system Registry denied

Kinda weird. I wouldn’t have expected the DLL to be produced. It must have multiple passes. Something like:

  1. Make a DLL (maybe native?)
  2. Turn that DLL into a COM DLL

Sony MDR XB950BT Broken Swivel Fix

So my MDR-XB950BT EXTRA BASS™ Wireless Headphones broke last year 😢.  Apparently I’m not the only one (a quick google search shows a lot of results).  A lot of of people had have this problem.

Too bad Sony has not stepped up to the plate and admitted they have a problem with their design and/or manufacturing.

I fixed them w/ some Gorilla glue with Brush and Nozzle and Zip Ties.  I did it about 3/4 months ago and they haven’t broken again so I think it was a success.

I used the brush part of the glue to brush a medium amount on both sides and then zip tied it together.  I let it dry for 24hrs.

Can’t upload HEIC pics via iCloud Website 😢

In many ways I’m an Apple fan.  One thing I like about them is they push the envelope.  Case in point, they implemented HEIC very early on 👏👏.

In iOS 11 Apple is replacing the JPEG image format with the new HEIC alternative

While I wouldn’t be surprised upon the initial release if this didn’t work but iOS11 was some time ago now.

Submit Review on Should Return to the Product 😊

After I submit a review for a product, the site kicks me back to the home page 🤦‍♂️

I’m guessing the bug is b/c the productId query parameter is null.

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I’ve submitted it to them:

Thank you for contacting We’ve received your email, and you’ll hear back from one of our Customer Care representatives within 24 hours. Use this reference number for follow up: #181014-028160


Walmart Socks in the Wrong Category

The following socks should be under the Big & Tall section: Russell Men’s Big & Tall Sport Performance Lightweight Ankle Socks 3-Pack

They are currently under “regular” socks:

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They are not listed under Big & Tall Russell Socks like they should be:

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I’ve submitted this issue to Walmart, we’ll see:

Thank you for contacting We’ve received your email, and you’ll hear back from one of our Customer Care representatives within 24 hours. Use this reference number for follow up: #181014-027497

Their response:

Reference#: 181014-027497

Response email (10/14/2018 08:53 PM)
Hi Mike,
Thank you for contacting My name is Ericka, I will do my best to assist you today.

I will be very glad to verify your order status. In order to assist you better.  Please, would you be so kind to contact us from your original email in your account?. And, if it is possible, to include: order number, item name, and how may I assist you?.

Thank you in advance. Excellent day for you.

If you have additional questions, please reply to this email and we’ll be happy to assist.
Ericka O