All the Little Ants are Marching...

“I got an ant farm; them fellas didn’t grow shit.” – Mitch Hedberg

A few months ago I became aware that a company I deal with still uses dot matrix printers. For those of you who have never seen one, that’s because most companies phased these relics out of existence fifteen years ago.

The dot matrix printer […]

Amazed by the Wrong Things

I love this chart, which I borrowed (stole) from Coding Horror. A major project that I completed recently reminded me of it. I created a sales order auditing system that included scheduled SQL jobs, multiple triggers, VBA for M2M, and Crystal Reports. The project took me a long time to complete and […]

“Anonymous” Surveys

One of my friends was given this electronic survey at work. Read it and see if you come to the same conclusion that I did.

Although the survey is anonymous, we would like some information about you so that we can analyze the results.

All questions marked with an asterix are mandatory.

Please select your part of […]

Transaction Posting Problems (TRTR)

I received a question from a reader recently saying that his accounting person could not post transactions in M2M. They received the error message shown on the left.

Since he is no longer on M2M support, he could not close his current month and did not have a lot of time to try to figure […]

PETE- People for the Ethical Treatment of Excel

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

Before you start posting your negative comments, let me just say that I think Excel is a wonderful tool for business intelligence. Excel’s position for data analysis will only continue to grow in future […]

VBA Rants

Can someone please tell me why, after all these years, VBA is still a manually installed application?

To the best of my knowledge, they’ve offered VBA for nearly 10 years. Yet I still have to manually install VBA on every single computer which runs M2M. To make things worse, the instructions for installing it […]