Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pardon my venting

We are a non profit corporation. We receive no government or corporate assistance or funding. The sanctuary has been open since 1980, and has cared for 100s of wolves and hybrids.

We have an information center at the Sanctuary. In the last 12 months we have been trying to upgrade the information center. We want to be as efficient as we can. It was suggested that I get a cash register for the center. SOOOOO I did. Okay it took me a year to get around to programming it, ONLY to find the Sharp ECR XE-A41S is not supported by the company that sells it. Nor do they have a fix for the soft ware. They simply decided to discontinue the model and sorry about your luck if you want to use it. You can not use your PC unless its and XP or Vista model and heaven forbid if your computer is 64 bit. That simply will not do. You must stay in the dark ages if you wish to use a Sharp cash register.

So I am stuck with this piece of scat, unless I want to spend another several hundred dollars of money I would rather use to feed my wolves!

I am staring at the ceiling while I write this so I don't emit words of profanity. OHHHHHHHHHH what should I do to SHARP corporation. I don't want anyone to EVER buy another Sharp instrument or product. If you even get an urge to do this send the money here instead.

The wolves will definitely be able to use it and they will not be out dated and antiquated when you come to visit them.


kyle said...

If you have an old xp key sitting around you could run xp in virtualbox(which is free) and run your register through it.

Wolf Sanctuary of PA said...

Thanks Kyle, not sure what virtual box is but I will take a look at it on the internet.