XBox 360 and the Red Ring of Death
What a day! For the first time in a long time I had some time to kill, so what better way to do that then to play Gears Of War! I fired up my Xbox 360 and instead of giving me it’s usual chime and startup movie, I get three flashing red lights 🙁 I pick up my phone, dial dialed away and after spending 45 minutes on the phone with Microsoft, I end up having to send the console back to them, where it “may take 2 to 6 weeks” for Microsoft to send the unit back to me.
This all comes a couple of days after Microsoft made an announcement that anyone who has suffered from the red lights of death may have their warranty extended for up to 3 years. There’s more to Microsoft’s generosity then just the warranty extension, but you can just as easily look it up.
So, with more time on my hands, I turn my faithful PowerBook G4 on and type type type away in TextEdit!
This month is Mac OS X programming month and I aim to write articles specific to Objective-C/C++ programming for Carbon and Cocoa. The articles that I am going to post will focus on any Image processing related topics.
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