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Another weird error

Published: Thursday 2005-12-01.

It seems to be my turn to find weird errors at the moment, first it was my mobile phone, now it is a piece of software that started to act weird. Since 1996 I have been keeping track of my bank accounts on my computer, using a simple QBasic program that came with MS-DOS 5.0 (or if it was 6.0), namely Microsoft Money Manager. It is a simple MS-DOS program that sums deposits and withdrawals, which I first was running in regular MS-DOS, then under Windows 95 and now in DOSEMU under Linux.

[Money Manager]
Microsoft Money Manager.

The program has worked just fine all the time, until a couple of days ago, when it seems that I exceeded the maximum number of transactions the program could handle. Suddenly, when I was adding a deposit in an account, the program thought the balance was zero. Okay, I thought, something went wrong, so I added an item to balance it, but then the program crashed with an error message.

[Interesting error in Money Manager]
Summing error Money Manager.

Oh well, it was about time to upgrade to something more modern than a ten years old BASIC program anyway, so after a tip I installed KMyMoney. The program doesn’t seem to be quite adapted for European circumstances, for instance I don’t have any “checkings account” (haven’t seen a cheque in many, many years), nor did it have any category for listing a payment with a debit card. But it will have to do for now.

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  • Datum: 2005-12-01 14.53.03 CET
  • Namn: ASh
  • Sänt från: ***************.telia.com

Så du överger gamla money manager, varför går du inte in i programmet och fixar till det ? Borde väl inte vara så knöligt, det är ju trots allt ett dos program =)

  • Datum: 2005-12-02 22.40.47 CET
  • Namn: Roland Casselbrant
  • Vävplats: http://www.casselbrant.org
  • Sänt från: *********.ang.sth.bostream.se

6.0 eller 6.0 istället för 6.0? Eller? ;-) Peter, jag älskar dig! Inte nog med att du använt samma program sedan 1996, då det var en flod av GUI-program just för detta syfte, utan dessutom så kör du det redan då obsoleta DOS-programmet i en DOS-emulator under Linux!!! Du är den obestride mästaren...för den som inte förstår ett ord...läsde fem ringarnas bok!

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