With the wedding just a few weeks away (May 29th), the time has come. Mike moved his big mongo computer setup over here last weekend. Ideally, this shouldn’t effect me in any way. (Well, except the ergonomic keyboard issue.) It should be business as usual. The network should be happy.
Instead, it has left me beating my head on my laptop for over an hour. I have almost NO internet connection. I only have half of the photos I need for a project I am working on downloaded from my e-mail. I can’t upload photos, it times out every time I try. Why?!? Why now?!? Why me?!?
Finally, I give up on the laptop. I figure I will try using his desktop computer. It doesn’t have a photo editor on it (at least I don’t think it does), but maybe I can do something. Anything.
Then I discover that he is downloading a 2730mb file. 2.7gb. A HUGE, huge, HUGE file. Well, craptastic. No wonder I can’t see the web! The poor computer sounds like it wants to cry. Everything is working at maxed out full speed. I still can’t really get on the Internet, and it won’t let me download the images I need. I have no clue if this is work stuff or fun stuff, and I don’t want to kill the download and then find out he needed it for a 9 am meeting. But … GAH! I wanted to finish what I was working on!
From now on, there will have to be rules about huge file downloads. We are a multi-PC household; we can’t go cutting someone else off by hogging all the bandwidth!