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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06 January 2006

More on Kodak

Kodak Support just sent me an email, because of the "could not load ESApp.dll" error that we were getting on my son Samuel's old Win98 box (having installed the software that came with his digital camera).

The email ran through a bunch of things like "Some anti-virus software might clash..." and "Try turning off a popup-blocker", and then said:

NOTE: Please check if the chipset of your computer is compatible with our KODAK EASYSHARE Software. Some chipset of computer is not compatible with the software. Below are the non-compatible chipset of camera for KODAK EASYSHARE Software.

1. INTEL 840
3. NEC
4. SIS

So I guess that Samuel's old machine does use the VIA Chipset, perhaps he won't be able to use the Kodak software. I think this is crazy. I'm asking what they recommend.