Sunday, December 05, 2010

Zune Error - C00D124D

So I was having problems getting my zune to sync with my computer. I kept getting an error: Zune Player Isn't Responding, C00D124D.


After a few minutes of deliberation I finally figured out the cause and solution. The Zune software was trying to sync a song from the Zune HD to the computer. The song was corrupted though (played the first few seconds then stopped).


  • Disconnect the Zune HD.
  • Find the most recent song the Zune Software was attempting to sync and check that song (on the Zune HD) if it is corrupted.
  • If that song is corrupted (or has problems playing) long press and select delete. Otherwise you'll have to go through your library and find what song file is causing the problem manually.
  • Plug the Zune HD back into the computer with the cable and everything should be back to normal.

Best of luck and feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Start of a new project

Xilinx 12.3 installed. Check.
ModelSim PE installed. Check.
Good Memories coming back. Check.

Why does VHDL have to be so intriguing? All I need to recall how to do are do files.

Dare I say Zeeland is as amazing the second time as it was the first? I think so!

Monday, October 04, 2010


What would you do if you knew that you would not fail?
Same thing that I would do if I knew that I would fail.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SQL to remember

SELECT * FROM syscomments s

LEFT OUTER JOIN sysobjects o ON =

WHERE text like '%Search Term%'

That is how you search through (in my case) stored procedures in a database. Works in SQL 2000. No that's not a typo.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

SQL 2008 Writeback

When attempting to do a writeback in Excel 2010 the following error is returned:

"Data could not be retrieved from the external data source.
Error message returned by the external data source:

Server: The operation has been cancelled due to memory pressure."

I repeated the same action while looking at the resource monitor on the server that the cube was located. The memory linearly increased from 17% to 99% then started hitting huge seg. faults with varying memory consumption until the error was displayed in Excel.

So it's a memory problem.

And the interesting thing about this, SQL 2008 analysis services doesn't flush the memory until someone connects to it. (i.e. the memory on the server didn't drop back to 17% until I did a reconnect in SQL Server Management studio to the cube)

Apparently this cube needs to be designed better or the server needs more than 4GB of RAM.

Not that you wanted to know this...whoever decided to read it.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From a Zoo to the Sea

This conversation pretty much sums up the list of things I did on my drive out west.

Me: started in kzoo
: first stop in gary
: then outside of chicago for giordanos pizza
: then drove through the bad lands in south dakota
: mount rushmore
: drove through a bit of wyoming
: past lake flathead which was pretty neat
: to glacier
: did some driving and hiking in glacier national park
: (northern montana)
: saw a drunk driver ejected from their car while driving the back roads of montana
: drove to seattle
Friend: wow
Me: saw the space needle, pikes fish market
: downtown seattle
: then a seattle sounders game
: (soccer)
: went on a picnic
: in bellingham
: played some darts
: took a train from bellingham to seattle
: saw an aircraft carrier, which was awesome
Friend: sweetness
Me: went bowling
: horse back riding
: went go carting, with go carts that actually went fast
: you actually had to use the brake
: halo lan party
: went to a wedding
: flew back
: played some ultimate friz. then drove to auburn hills for work the next day
: i think that's about all
: after the key west trip that is
Friend: awesome
Me: oh and I forgot to mention wall drug

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Finally Graduated.
Finally wrote something on this blog.
Finally realized my inability to utilize amazing opportunities that God sends my way.

In the past month, I have been from Key West to Seattle and seemingly everywhere in-between. The Lord has undoubtedly granted me safe travels. So I thank those of you who have been praying for me. Traveling the myriad of miles has afforded me abundant time to ponder and enjoy God's creation.

It hasn't been until recently that I have begun to grasp the thorn of the rose due to travelling. I enjoy seeing new places. I enjoy meeting new people. I do not understand people do not enjoy travel. Travelling in this regard is the essence of leaving home. As the idiom goes, home is where the heart is. And the heart, the heart is where the people you long to see.

One last thing for now: don't drink and drive.
'til I write again...godspeed

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Socially Optimal

Socially optimal doesn't occur normally. Totally had one of these moments today:

another classic from xkcd.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Last Stand

My final semester of undergrad is drawing near an end. One thing I learned was that it is a joy to serve the Lord, creator of this universe.

So here I stand, humbled by His glory.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Needed a post

It's been a long time coming, and I'm straight with that. Even with the semester being the easiest semester in my life, I still feel like a lack time. I am looking forward to finishing classes and even more for my planned travels in May.

The Fundamental Engineering Exam seems to be coming fast along with the due date for the senior design project. All each will take is for me to take some time and focus on each. That goes along with a project at work which I would have liked (as well as the client) to have been deployed along time ago.

Other than those items, things seem to always be changing. (and some person got me watching Lost, grrr). I'm just not sure where to start. So...

Key West, Montana, and Seattle here I come.

Friday, February 05, 2010


Hulusi would be an awesome instrument to learn.

Love people they way Jesus loved and loves them so that they see God's glory and not our imperfections.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Sound of Melodies

Leeland's album Sound of Melodies reminds me of spring break of 2009 when I was working on my digital design project. I think I listened to that albume for about 20 hours.

I must admit, I really like the Zune pass :D