An admission of an error by Garmin

UPDATE 5 March 2009: We have posted an update to the Garmin Connect Status Page. We are very sorry that we missed this latest deadline and we hesitate to give further updates with promises of release dates. We realize that we have not handled the updates properly and we are sorry for missed release dates and sloppy updates. You the customer deserve better. We do hope to provide better with the migration and release planned for mid-April.  Thank you for bearing with us, and we hope you accept our apologies.

We do hope to provide better with the migration and release planned for mid-April.

I found the above in the MotionBased Blog which seldom get updated. I wonder if the sentence to the right [extracted from the quote above] means the migration is not happening now? From the MB Forum, many Garmin customers/Edge users are frustrated. Many have moved on.

Some are on hold in the hopes that Garmin Connect will meet our data recording needs. Some of us paid for the upgrade to the free MB account to have access all of our activities with more advanced analysis, reports, and mapping — including use of the Analyzer and Dot Racing. The upgrade is to be a part of Garmin Connect [Garmin Connect Plus], which has also been delayed [Garmin’s September 2008 remedy] because of problems with roll out of Garmin Connect. If my dates are correct, Garmin Connect was promised to us in December 2007what a DELAY!

The first version of Garmin Connect is scheduled to launch in October 2007 to exclusively support the recently announced Forerunner 50, Garmin’s low-cost fitness watch, through automatic wireless downloads. The second release of Garmin Connect is scheduled to launch in December 2007 adding GPS support for use with other Garmin products and will inherit the MotionBased customer and activity database, which currently stores more than 1.5 million public activities and is growing at a rate of 3,500 per day.

Now we are left to wait, with no information flowing…

Discovery’s Countdown Set to Begin Sunday

The launch of STS-119 was postponed earlier. It is now scheduled for launch at 9:20 p.m. EDT, March 11, 2009.

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 03:34:13 PM EST

With Discovery set for liftoff on March 11 at 9:20 p.m. EDT, the countdown clock will begin at the T-43 hour mark at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Earlier the same day, Discovery’s astronauts are scheduled fly from their home base in Houston, arriving mid-afternoon in Florida.

Discovery’s launch date was announced following Friday’s Flight Readiness Review. During the meeting, top NASA and contractor managers assessed the risks associated with the mission and determined the shuttle’s equipment, support systems and procedures are ready for flight…

I wish my cycling event were next week. Although I’d love to be there, I do not see it in my budget. I hope I can make another launch before the end of the program.

It’s near time to order Citi Components

At least time to confirm prices to fit them into my budget. My initial shopping list has been revised, given the slight change in build-up. Now to get this list to my LBS for pricing. This order will be all the White Industries components. {click on the image for a sharper presentation}

Component Shopping List