Thursday, February 16, 2017

Now Open! Bragg Family Gold Prospecting Store

Yeeeeehaw!   I've decided to open a Gold Prospecting store. Check it out on the Right.

If you ever wanted to find gold like the 'ol timers, jump on in and get yourself a pan, and maybe some real gold paydirt. All you need to do is get a washtub, fill it with water and try your hand at panning for GOLD!

This is one of the best hobbies I've ever had, because you get to spend time out in nature and you have a bonus of finding the shiny yellow stuff ... GOLD!

Monday, February 06, 2017

Flexeraaxz$aaa: Windows DLL failed to load when running InstallShield installer

When running installer that uses Installshield 2014 and you experience the following error:

Flexeraaxz$aaa: Windows DLL failed to load
at Source)
at Flexeraaxz.aa(Unknown Source)
at com.zerog.ia.installer.LifeCycleManager.init(Unknown Source)
at com.zerog.ia.installer.LifeCycleManager.executeApplication(Unknown Source)
at com.zerog.ia.installer.Main.main(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.main(Unknown Source)

It's not compatible with Java 8. Uninstall all versions of Java, and re-install a 32-bit version of Java 7. Also make sure to remove any references to JAVA_HOME, and reference to Java in your PATH environment variable.

PRUNSRV command fails running Java Service

If your getting the following error:

Windows could not start the sample on Local Computer. For more information review the System event log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor and refer to the server specific
error code 1

One thing you have to be sure is the version of prunsrv.exe is for the same platform of Java/JVM your using.

ie. If your path to jvm.dll is 32-bit Java, you have to use 32-bit prunsrv.exe
     If your path to jvm.dll is 64-bit Java, you have to use the 64-bit prunsrv.exe

If your running on Windows and the PATH to Java contains a space, be sure use double quotes around the full Jvm path. Also, many current versions of Java do not locate the jvm.dll in the bin\client directory anymore, it may be located in the bin\server directory instead.

Good Luck,

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Klondike Klinkers - Gold Paydirt

Hey everybody. With my interest in gold prospecting, I searched high and low for sources of good GOLD Paydirt. In the process I met a fellow on Facebook who runs a group for GOLD prospectors. providing tips and a community. Occasionally he may have giveaways and freebies. You can visit his Facebook Group here:

In my getting to know him, I took a peek at his previous website and found it was a little under the weather so I volunteered to overhaul it for him and help him get a working store for the gold pay dirt he sells.  If your interested some of the BEST Gold Paydirt, big chunky pickers and excellent service take a look at his store here:

If you stop by, tell Klinky that Ed sent you.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

RV Camping

The past 5 years have been an exciting time for the Bragg family. Back in 2012 we bought our first RV. It was a used Coachman Class C. In 2014, we traded in and bought a new Winnebago Vista 35 B (with Bunks) Class A (bus style). Here is a list of places we visited over the past 5 years.


  • May - Westmoreland State Park, VA
  • June - KOA Fredericksburg, VA
  • July - Bethpage RV Resort, Urbanna, VA (Coachmen Rally)
  • August - Lake Anna State Park, VA
  • September - Jellystone, Natural Bridge, VA


  • April - KOA Fredericksburg, VA
  • June - Grey's Point Campground, Urbanna, VA
  • June-July - Florida Trip #1
    • Walmart
    • St Augustine Beach KOA, St. Augustine, FL
    • Harbor Lakes RV Resort, Port Charlotte, FL
    • Pensacola Beach RV Park, Pensacola, FL
    • The Great Outdoors RV Resort, Franklin, NC (
  • August - Delaware Beaches Jellystone, DE
  • August-September - Florida Trip #2
    • Walmart
    • Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido KEY, FL (
    • Walmart


    • January - Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA (JAN)
    • March-April - Jellystone, Luray, VA (MAR-APR)
    • May - KOA Fredericksburg (MAY)
    • June - Lucky Strike Gold Mine and Campground, Marion, NC (JUN) (Father's Day)
    • June-July - Bethpage RV Resort, Urbanna, VA (JUN-JUL)
    • July - Jellystone Luray, VA (JUL)
    • September - New England Trip
      • Atlantic City, NJ
      • KOA - New York City, NY
      • Salem, MA - Day Trip
      • York Beach, ME
      • KOA - Twin Mountains, NH
      • KOA - Niagara Falls Canada


      • March - KOA, Natural Bridge, VA
      • April - KOA, Fredericksburg, VA
      • May - Misty Mountain, VA
      • June - Lucky Strike Gold mine and Campground, Marion, NC (Father's Day)
      • July - Bethpage RV Resort, Urbanna, VA 
      • 31 Jul - 2 Aug Jellystone Luray, VA
      • 29 Aug - 7 Sep - Lakewood Camp Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC
      • 08-11 October - Camp Wilderness Campground, Doswell, VA (Kings Dominion)
      • 19-25 December - Sherwood Forest, Kissimmee, FL (Universal Studios)


      • 29 Apr-1 May - Jellystone Luray, VA
      • 20-22 May - Americamps RV Resort, Richmond, VA
      • 16-22 June - Vein Mountain LDMA Gold Camp, Vein Mountain, NC (Father's Day)
      • 10-15 July - Pirateland, Myrtle Beach, SC
      • 23-29 August - Busch Gardens, Anvil Campground, Williamsburg, VA
      • 09-25 Sep - Loud Mine, GA - LDMA Gold Prospecting Camp, 1 night Vein Mountain LDMA, SC
      • 21-23 Oct - Camp Wilderness Campground, Doswell, VA (Kings Dominion)
      • 17-31 Dec - Texas Winter Vacation
        • Inman, SC
        • Biloxi, MS
        • New Orleans, LA
        • Corpus Christi, TX
        • San Antonio, TX
        • Crater of Diamonds, AR

        For 2017, we will likely be taking fewer trips to re-build vacation time and funds. The one big trip we are hoping to be somewhere along the Great Total Solar Eclipse in America. My guess is we will likely be in the Carbondale, IL region, depending on weather. Our hopes are to be able to drive to Mount Rushmore in SD and maybe Saint Louis, MO.

        Wednesday, October 05, 2016

        Fix Cumulative Update KB3194496 stuck or fail to install

        After nearly a week of KB3194496 Windows update failing, I finally found a site that had a workaround or solution.

        Check out

        The first option worked for me. I used to be setup with the "Insider Program" but disabled it due to too many updates and issues. I presume one of the insider builds must have had an update to the xbox life scheduler jobs that must be causing this to fail.

        Good Luck,


        Monday, January 25, 2016

        Congratulations Nick!

        I'd like to congratulate Nicholas on receiving his Private Pilot license. In 2014, we both attended Private Pilot ground school class. Once we both passed the course, he went on to pass his Knowledge exam and started on flight school lessons with JLS Aviation around the end of 2014. Nick completed most of his flight lessons and solo's by mid-year 2015 and continued prepping for his Practical Test (Flying) with an FAA examiner. He passed the exam in November of 2015. We're now looking into enrolling him in the Airline Career Pilot program at ATP School. (

        Congrats Nick!  We're very proud of you.

        Continuum (Aka Subspace)

        Continuum (Aka Subspace)
        Meet people from all over the world...then kill them. And it's free!