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A Letter From the President

February, 2014

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 70 times.

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
President

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.