15 October 2015

Ain't Computers Wonderful?

Computers and software can make life easier. They can also make things ... difficult. Challenging, even.

I've spent most of this morning wrestling with a new (to me) accounting program, trying to get it to do the same things that the last program did. My needs are reasonably simple: generate recurring monthly rent invoices, receive payments, and enter bills to be paid.

You wouldn't think it would take three hours for two professionals to accomplish those tasks, but somewhere between entering dozens of "repeating invoices" and asking it to print them, it lost all but three of them.


12 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

And this is why I'm not a fan of things like self-driving card.

ProudHillbilly said...

Cars, dadgummit, CARS.

Rev. Paul said...

I agree with every word you wrote ... except "card", of course. But it's okay - I understood what you meant. :)

Ed Bonderenka said...

Then again, crappy software resulted in "card" not "cars".

Rev. Paul said...

Ed - is that software, or wetware?

Old NFO said...

So not good... Hate it when the data disappears!!!

DAH Global Solutions said...

You still have hair??

Rev. Paul said...

You betcha, Bro - and it's still (mostly) brown. :)

Rev. Paul said...

NFO - it was eventually found. But it took two of us about four hours to find it.

Ajdshootist said...

To erh is human to really screw things up takes a Computor.

Chickenmom said...

Something to be said for having a typewriter and an account ledger book hanging around...

Rev. Paul said...

Ajd - that is a profound truth.

Chickenmom - there's a reason why the pencil was voted the greatest invention of the 20th century.