|I love this show.
||[Jun. 28th, 2005|01:50 pm]
Ahh, stolen wireless.
When I don't have an internet connection of my own, seeing an unsecured wireless network named "NETGEAR" with five bars of signal strength is a happy, happy thing.
So the packing finished up just before 1. It's so weird... all my stuff is in boxes. Except for the bags I packed. There are a few more steps here, as I mentioned... Thursday, the moving people come to load everything into the truck. The packers told me that that should take even less time than this did, and so I expect it to be done by noon. After that, I clean the apartment, take some pictures (just in case there are damage disputes), and hand off the keys (and such) to the apartment office.
I'm going to be a resident of Seattle in three days.
(Well, technically, three days and a few hours. Exactly three days from now, I'll be somewhere over Minnesota.)
Anyway. Still have things to do, so for the moment I'll just let my BitTorrents run on the stolen wireless. BWAHAHAHAHA. (It'll only take 29 more days to finish downloading FMA! (Christ.))
Neat! Free wireless is a wonderful thing. ^_^
Not that you don't already have eighty billion things to do when you settle in to your new location, but don't forget to change your voter registration.
Are you going to have to get a new driver's license too, or do they let you keep your Michigan? Rules about that sort of thing vary by state...
I'll be getting a new license, at my convenience. Probably just before my first trip to Canada, maybe sooner.
As for voting... yeah, I'm sure I'll take care of that in August or something.
which torrent are you using for FMA? there's a great one i used that's really fast and only took about a week and a half..or, I can burn the eps to CD and mail them to you once you have an address in seattle if you want...
also, if you didn't know, Panera Bread has free wi-fi in all locations :D
It's a torrent off boxtorrent. Supposedly the best fansubs out there. And the 29-day thing is of course an estimate - I'm at 10%, and it's been downloading since yesterday afternoon, so a week and a half would be a more realistic estimate were I not switching to intermittently connected wireless.
i had bad luck with the one off boxtorrent on my end, but maybe it'll work for you.
Aye, the biggest weakness of Bittorrent. Once people lose interest in a torrent it becomes impossible to get. The only time I've had the ftp server running 24 hours a day was so a friend could grab FMA from me.
See, this isn't an issue of interest so much as it is that leechers are outnumbering seeders 6-to-1. There are 60 seeders, sure, but they're spread thin.
Lots of leechers are good, though! More likely to be connectable and what not.
The problem is that the seeders are the people actually providing the content, for the most part. They're the ones with the entire file (instead of just the first part), and so they get the most traffic and their bandwidth gets spread thin.
(It's entirely possible I'm misunderstanding terminology or technology involved here. I think I've still got the gist of it, though.)
Nah, everyone is sharing the content...that's the point of bittorrent. Providing that the seeders don't have too slow connections, as soon as a leecher gets a piece, he/she can share it with someone else. If the seeder has a really slow connection, though, what ends up happening is bottlenecking..a lot of leechers at the same percentage who share very quickly with new people but don't progress quickly themselves.. >_> I wonder if that's what's happening with you.
Then again, you're also right because most bittorrent clients like Azureus allow people to limit the number of download connections, so too many leechers means that it'll be hard to connect to a seed.
e-mail me when you get here . . .
I will do so! It's your LJ name at... yahoo? I'm not good at remembering the domains...