Light posting tonight - working on stuff

Been finishing off taxes plus dealing with some cash register software. This is one of the things that really bugs me -- Casio makes really nice Cash Registers. I just received their TE-300S, a nice mid-range unit with support for two cash drawers so we can keep US and Canadian banks. The thing that attracted me to it was that you could download all of the programming into a CF card and upload it into the register so that any changes can be made on the office computer -- we don't have to spend time programming the register while the store is in use. That and the computer adds a nice User Interface instead of having to use cryptic keystrokes and displays. You need a password to be able to open the software. You think that it would be in a readme file somewhere? Noooooooo... A label on the disk? Nooooooo... To top it off, the whole program was written back in 2004, is not Vista compatible (but none of our mission critical systems run Vista) and looks to have been written in Access or some database language (I can use Access to open the MDB file and no, the password is not embedded there either.) Casio spent so much time developing the register, you think they could have spent some more effort on the support program, especially since I had to pay $150 for it. Talk about crapware...

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