Outward flowing data

2007-01-05

in Internet matters, Music, Oxford

Every time I run iTunes, gigabyte after gigabyte starts flowing out from my computer. In the last two hours, I have send 4.11GB worth of data, and I don’t use any kind of file sharing service. The hard drive gets hot. It clicks, when I am not even using the computer. The only plausible explanation is that people are using software, such as OurTunes, to download my music library. Normally, I would be flattered that they want my music. Unfortunately, two factors complicate things. Firstly, if all the drive activity makes my HD go kaput, I am left with no working computer at a time when having one is critical. Secondly, as a non-St. Antony’s student, I am on their network on a fairly provisional basis.

As such, you now need a password to access my shared music. If you’ve gone to the trouble to find this message and read it, send me an email.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex January 6, 2007 at 4:50 pm

I’ll cancel our friendship if I get problems with college due to your internet activities…:-)

Milan January 6, 2007 at 5:10 pm

Alex,

I hope you aren’t serious about that. Network access is one of the dodgier things about me living here.

Anon May 4, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Running a dedicated media server would be a good option.

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