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How to install MS Money 2004 on 64-bit Linux

Want something better than MS Money? Use YNAB instead! YNAB means you need a budget, and yes, you really do. Rather than just tracking and forecasting in MS Money, YNAB lets you be really smart with your money by helping you to focus on funding your priorities. YNAB has a free trial, very good documentation, and awesome user support.

Do you run Linux? Do you miss MS Money, the personal-finance application? I can answer yes to both questions, but I’ve found a solution. It’s possible to run Windows software on Linux, but sometimes it’s tricky.

This is a guide to overcome those traps. Perhaps I’m the only one to ever benefit from this installation guide, but there’s a slim chance that others might benefit too, so I’ll publish this instead of keeping it for myself.

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Errata: geeky details

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I took a closer look at the images I had found yesterday and I noticed that my story was not entirely correct so I’m posting this to set things straight, rather than rewriting yesterday’s post.

I wrote that there were digits on both halves of the wristband, but the image shows all the digits on just one side. Even better, the digits are readable so I can analyze them all over again. Continue reading ‘Errata: geeky details’

“Listen to the light”

Here’s a silly little blast from the past I felt like sharing. Enjoy :-) (See also this update.)

First, a little background: Timex_Datalink_Model_150Back when I worked for Microsoft, there was often something new and curious coming along. Force-feedback joysticks, for instance. But they also had some really mind-blowing tech partnerships, like the Timex Data Link watch that was released in 1994 – that’s nearly twenty years ago! Continue reading ‘“Listen to the light”’

I <3 Windows XP

After cursing over Window 7 for more than a year, I’ve finally formatted the disk and installed my beloved Windows XP instead. I needed to borrow an external CD drive to do that because the machine didn’t want to boot XP  setup from a USB stick (but Ubuntu can boot from USB… weird). Continue reading ‘I <3 Windows XP’