Zune 30, Killed by Complexity

By Doug Schaefer

I first heard of it early New Years Eve, I guess. Hoards of Microsoft Zunes were committing mass suicide
(a gruesome thought but the actual quote from the Slashdot article).
Fears rose that some Y2K thing was happening, mind you things like that
didn’t happen in Y2K, at least not on this scale. Microsoft finally confirmed the issue as such though, a device driver hang on the 366′th day of a leap year. I’d love to see that code…

Well, thanks to the wonders of the internet, here it is!
(I imagine this link will fall dead as soon as the Microsoft cronies
make the rounds, as they should. It does have a Microsoft copyright). I
actually found it through another blog where the guy put together a pretty good analysis of the problem.

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