Last Tuesday I shipped our Xbox back to Microsoft for repair (RRoD). On Saturday morning I got an e-mail that it had been received and not two hours later I got another e-mail stating it had been shipped. The turn around is pretty impressive and I am sure they have a pile of refurbished Xbox 360s ready to ship out to customers.
It doesn’t really matter to me, I didn’t expect them to repair the unit I sent but I also expected it to take 2-3 weeks. The last time I sent one in it took about a month so they have really improved their response time. I guess they have had a fair amount of practice! 🙂
My Access SQL problem is solved. Access can’t do what I wanted to do but the folks at WinSwim modified their custom SQL query report to allow for error supression which solves the problem. I just can’t say enough about the excellent support from WinSwim.
I don’t know how most swim teams manage their swimmers but ours revolves around age groups. Everything is organized by age group, coordianted by age group, reported by age group, etc. I have been creating Win Swim Reports using Crystal Reports to present the data in the database in a format our team is used to seeing it it.
Working on these reports is the primary reason I haven’t made much progress on the plugin lately. Swim team is winding down, our last meet is tomorrow night and once the season is over I expect to be able to work on the plugin again. There are a number of things I’d like to implement while the experience is still fresh in my memory. If I wait I’ll probably forget why I thought something was a good idea! 🙂
Last week I posted about our Rock Band disc getting scratched. Not surprisingly I was unsuccessful getting EA to replace the disc which was a little surprising given that they replace the instruments with little pushback. I was expecting to have to buy a new disc but asked my son to see if he could track down a used one first.
It turns out the PlayNTrade near us has a disc polisher and for $3.20, they will attempt to repair your scratched disc. For $3, this is a no brainer as opposed to spending $35 (used) to $60 (new) for another disc. So we wandered on up to PlayNTrade to see if our disc could be fixed. After a couple spins in the polisher our disc looked pretty good. We took it home and SUCCESS, it works and we were able to play Rock Band all evening.
My nephew also brought along a scratched copy of Forza 2 he had and it too was polished and successfully plays now. As I stated above, for $3 it is a no brainer when you have a scratched disk.