Bill Dunbar: “I’m writing because I’ve still been using Managing your Money on an XP machine. Amazing that in 25 years or however long, I still haven’t found a better general money program. Sadly, since Microsoft has stopped supporting XP, I’m trying to move onto a Windows 7 machine. Apparently the DOS programs are different. Any way to get it to work? If not, I think at one time, there was a way to get most of the contact data to Outlook. Is that still possible if the program won’t go any more?”
☞ MYM works fine with Windows 7 if it’s “32-bit” Windows 7. Just get a C: prompt from the ACCESSORIES menu. make a c:\mym12 directory — and all the rest as if it were XP. If it’s 64-bit and/or if you switch to Windows 8, you’ll need a free download called DOSBox and setting MYM up will be a little trickier, but someone shold be able to make it work for you. As for exporting to Outlook, press Ctrl-C to call up the Card file, then F1 for HELP, then scroll down to the EXPORTING cards section of help at the end. Basically, you’ll want to auto-mark ALL your cards and then export them to a comma-delimited file. Excel will import it fine. How much fun was MYM. Loved every minute of it.
Somehow there is a terrific channel on my cable package — channel 54 on RCN in New York — called “France 24.” In English. Commercial-free, as best I can tell. And so smart and international and informative — 24/7. Makes our CNN, let alone our nightly news programs, seem awfully lame by comparison. So strange . . . very little French about it, actually. But well worth checking out: it streams on-line for free.
MICHAEL SAM 96
Too cool for school.
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It was only 80 years from the time Darwin published ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES until we detonated the first nuclear bomb. In the lifetime of one person, we went from figuring out where we came from to figuring out how to get rid of ourselves.~Paleontologist Jack Horner
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