Roland SD-50 Mobile Studio Canvas USB format problem

sd-50I got a new Roland SD-50 Mobile Studio Canvas sound module this week. As a first step in updating the internal software I went to the device to format a USB stick and got a message “USB not ready”. Seemed that every stick in the house elicited the same response. After an exchange with Roland Support (who was very nice and confirmed that it “should work”) I thought I would try something obvious. I formatted the USB stick in my computer with a FAT32 format first, then plugged it into the SD-50 and it worked. For some reason this little trick was not in any post I read online so I thought I would share.

Update from IOS v 6.1.x to 7 “You do not have permission to access the requested resource”

Just went to update my iPhone to version IOS v7 connected to a Windows 7 machine. Received the error “You do not have permission to access the requested resource”. Checked all my versions and updates—there’s nothing wrong.

Here’s the solution:

NOTE: Make sure iTunes is updated and your OS is updated. This is a given.

Delete this directory: c:\Program Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\SC Info

Restart your machine then try again.

This solution worked on Windows 7 x64 with iPhone 4S.

Surefire install of XRDP on CentOS 6.4 (x64)

login as root
yum update
yum install tigervnc-server libtool automake gcc openssl-devel pam-devel libX11-devel
[download current version of xrdp]
tar -zxvf xrdp-[version].tar.gz
cd xrdp-[version]
make install
cp /etc/xrdp/ /etc/init.d/
/sbin/chkconfig –add

Configure or turn off the firewall.
DONE! Login from an RDP client.

Quick complaints

I don’t have a lot of time but I have to say this to someone:

Adobe . . . . please, please, PLEASE STOP updating my software every 5 minutes.

Whatever happened to the days when software releases were planned and delivered on a release schedule of, say, once a quarter? It seems like everytime I login lately either Adobe or Firefox has yet another update. Don’t get me wrong, I love things to work, but I think if the engineers would concentrate a little more on quality releases they wouldn’t be fixing things every 5 minutes.


Oh wait, I had one other thing to say . . . about Edgefield and the Alison Krauss concert last night. Edgefield, good sound and good booze. Alison . . . amazing as usual. Portland people . . . PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONES IN THE CAR AND STOP WALKING AROUND. Good grief. How about plan for a couple of hours of good music without Facebook and all your mobile crap?

Ok, now I’m done. Now I’m going to post on Facebook. Yes, I get the hypocrisy.

Why another blog

A platelunch is kind of what I want to do here. A little meat…a little rice (ok, a lot of rice)…mac salad and some kim chee on the side. I have no agenda. Just something that you might enjoy tasting now and then.

Oh, and if you are curious about the photo in the header–it’s a spam musubi mold. I have a plastic one that works really well but I like the look of this one. Kind of reminds me of Japanese geta shoes.