New System Features

Version 6.7 is now available for download from our web site: Exciting new features include:

Dynamite now includes the Head Fix Utility licensed from Hilco software. This utility will repair common data base corruptions and supports both Fox Pro 2.6 and Visual Fox Pro files. All customers may use this utility for their own use without charge.

All of these features are included at no extra charge and may be downloaded by customers with paid subscriptions. For those of you not familiar with our download facility, please call our office for current access codes.


Launch ‘99 Coming

This year’s SBT reseller conference is scheduled for October 4 - 7, 1998 in San Rafael, CA. This year’s event promises to be the best ever.

South By Southwest will again be sponsoring an exhibit. We will be showcasing three major enhancements to our system including a major software module, support for innovative computer hardware, and leading-edge data delivery methodologies. This may sound mysterious but these enhancements will make Dynamite stand out from the crowd even more.

Be sure to stop by our booth or attend our presentation. All visitors will receive a valuable gift that’s too hot to talk about.

On Sunday afternoon, an informal, no cost training session will be held for all interested parties. This is an excellent opportunity to get a better understanding of our popular service management system. The session is scheduled for 1:00 pm on October 4th. Let us know if you’d like to attend.


Welcome Aboard!

A special welcome is extended to all new Dynamite installations:

From computer services to lawn sprinkler repair to manufacturer warranty coverages, Dynamite 2000 makes the grade.


Year 2000 Heads Up

It’s not just your accounting system that you have to worry about. Windows 3.1 flunks the test, Office 97 needs a patch as does NetWare, and your hardware may not even support the compliant software.

To check out your hardware, there is a utility available on our web site and on SBT’s home page. It’s called CLOCK.EXE and it will tell you if your computer’s BIOS supports the year 2000.

Novell is making it’s software patches available on it’s web site. Contact your CNE for more information.

If you are running SBT Pro 3.0 or earlier, you will need to upgrade before the beginning of your fiscal year 2000 because of the way that the SBT General Ledger works. If your fiscal year ends on August 31st, for example, data records for fiscal year 2000 will be created when you close the year ending August 31, 1998.

If you are running Vision Point Series 8 or lower, you should upgrade to Vision Point 2000. Even though you do not have to upgrade immediately, don’t wait until the last minute. The typical SBT reseller is busier than ever and their workload is only getting worse. Experienced SBT technicians may not be available to help if you wait until the last minute to upgrade.

The sooner you upgrade, the sooner you can smile at those still struggling with the 2000 challenge.


Current SBT Versions Supported

Dynamite Version 6.0 and above is certified for use with SBT Professional 5.0. Dynamite must be ordered specifying the Visual Fox Pro 5.0 platform.

Dynamite 2000 is also compatible with other SBT versions including Vision Point, VP2000, Professional Series 2.5, 3.0i, and 3.2i. Further, DY2000 is compatible with DOS versions of these SBT products.


San Diego County Fair

The results are in: 4 Blue Ribbons and 4 other awards for the Francls at this year’s fair. Tom won a second place for his refrigerator magnet collection and Charlene won the rest. Not bad for a city girl.

Her Blue Ribbon bread recipe is included below and more recipes are available on our web site. Enjoy!



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with vegetable oil spray.

In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.

Add cocoa, sour cream, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix in at low speed. When ingredients are well blended, scrape down sides of bowl. Add flour; mix only until blended.

Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 60 to 70 minutes; do not over bake.

Place pan on wire rack to cool for 30 minutes. Loosen edges of bread with knife and invert onto the rack. Turn bread over and let cool completely. Dust top with confectioners’ sugar before serving.