until i change the installer, i need someone to test this out for me. download http://download.microsoft.com/download/vb60pro/Redist/sp4/win98/EN-US/VBRun60sp4.exe and then reboot. at that point, livejournal 1.4.2 should work properly.
let me know if this works for you by posting a comment here. if it doesnt work, let me know here as well. if this works for enough people, i will post it to news. so, the more people that test it for me now, the better.