Monthly Archives: November 2006

It’s crazy….but it just might work!

wallet120.jpgIt’s official! We’re going to hold an open beta for eWallet 5.0. Although we’ve been doing this software developing thing for quite awhile, we’ve never done an open beta before so we’re heading into uncharted territory. Will it be a smashing success? Will we regret it each and every day for the next couple of years? Only time will tell!

As soon as we’re ready I promise we’ll make some noise about the open beta so you can go grab your copy! In the meantime, for those of you who are reviewers and old friends, we’re sending emails this afternoon so you can get a sneak peek! If you don’t get one by tomorrow morning, drop us an email and we’ll set you up.

And as for this whole “open beta thing”, I’ll be sure to blog about it once eWallet is released so you can find out just how it went!

And the Winning Number Is….

Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The winning number for the ListPro contest at is: 16!!

I just checked the comments on, and it looks like someone guessed that number right on the nose. Good job! And congrats to everyone else who guessed close enough to win. Thanks to everyone for playing – I had fun with this contest myself!

And, in case anyone is curious how I chose the lucky number 16…I just added all three of my nephews ages together – so there you have it.

Thanks again to everyone who played and thanks to!

I’m Thinking of a Number From 1 to 100….

There was a recent post on in which the author described a very handy list he had made using our own ListPro software. To thank them for this article, we decided to let them give away five copies of ListPro for free this week!

All you need to do to enter the contest is visit this post on their site and pick a number from 1 to 100. Then just come back here on Friday, November 24th at three p.m. EST where I will announce the top-secret number that I’ve picked. will check through their comments and the five people whose guesses are closest to my number will win!

And if you’re as disorganized as me, this is the perfect time of year to try to win ListPro. The holidays are coming, and that means gifts, parties, recipes, and other holiday madness to remember! So go to right now and post a guess. (Remember, don’t enter it in the comments to this post.) Good luck!

Please Don’t Photocopy Your Wallet

xcopy.pngI really hate it when people suggest photocopying your wallet contents for extra safety. Call me crazy (many people do) and paranoid (there’s some truth to that as well), but a photocopier is nothing but a scanner plus a printer. There’s no guarantee that your info is cleared out as soon as the pages are printed. If it’s your own copier in your own home office, fine, but if you take your wallet to Kinkos or CopyMax or any commercial place, keep in mind that what you’re doing is using their scanner to scan all the numbers you’re carefully protecting other places.

(If you don’t believe me, try this: go to a copy place. Take the paper out of the copier (or the tray you select for copying). “Copy” a few pages of something. The machine will scan your pages, and your images will stay in the copier memory until someone puts more paper in or hits clear.)

Buy eWallet. Buy a competitors’ wallet. Copy your numbers using paper and a pen. Photocopy them using your own home copier. But don’t go around telling people to photocopy their confidential information without giving them a little warning about how to do it. Somebody’s going to do this, walk away without all his pages, and give away his information by trying to protect it.

A Whirlwind of Activity!

tornado_strong_xtall.jpg“Hey, remember those Ilium guys? Didn’t they used to have a blog?”

We’re not gone! It’s a whirlwind of activity here at Ilium Software as we rapidly approach the completion of eWallet 5.0. Needless to say everyone has their hands full and it wasn’t until today that someone finally said “Um…has anyone updated the Blog lately?” 

So please pardon the long silence! You’ll hear much more about eWallet 5.0 in the coming weeks and we’ll likely talk about it first right here!