A Letter From the President
A new year, and a lot of good news! First and foremost, we survived the
"End of Year" onslaught, without me becoming a jibbering idiot. And I
retrained myself to type "2014" - the one good thing about running the EOY 60 or
I do have to chuckle at the relatively new "White Screen of Death" on Apple
equipment. I guess they really are a competitor for Windows, and
the beloved Blue Screen of Death on PCs.
Speaking of fatal errors, Windows 8.1 does have the one thing everyone stuck
with Windows 8 wanted - a start button. Ironically, everyone I've talked to
seems to figure out how to show their "desktop" and ignore the very pretty
patchwork quilt of colored squares. Already Microsoft's bloggers are
talking about Windows 9. It's supposed to read and understand gestures
like the Xbox's Kinnect. Yes, gestures. I have a middle finger for
it to figure out... I guess all we can hope is that, unlike old Star Trek
Movies, the best ones have odd numbers . I'll stick with XP or 7, thank you.
To add to my stress, and cause a general panic recently, we had our website
hacked. Sigh. That's not the first time, but this time it wasn't done very
well - a link was inserted on our "tips" pages that pointed to a porn site in
Germany, but it didn't work. That raised an error in our browser, which raised
an error in IPM, which made IPM skip the last half of the initalization. And
because our internet was down again, we didn't find out about it until the next
morning. We fixed it, and tightened our security, but not until a lot of people
were inconvenienced! It did strenghten my resolve not to follow the lead
of programs that are internet based like RealPage.
On a happier note, our next major release for Classic will resolve issues going
back to at least 2004. Join our Newsletter to read more about that,
here. (I am a
blowhard, but I don't want to repeat EVERYTHING.) Suffice it to say,
things are looking up for FullHouse and IPM.
William J Bennett
PS - To our glee, support for IPM 2007 has officially ended. Now if you're still
on that version (or earlier), we have every right to shame you. Of course
we'll probably help...but we'll make you squirm a little.