With Stef’s new laptop in place it’s time to move some data from her old machine to the new one. Before everything went south I backed up her photos, docs and music. Now I’m moving them back.
Of course Stef and I are separated by a sizable distance, but we’ve got our PCs connected via the Internet with a little software help. I’ve been using Logmein.com’s free product to command her desktop from here. Part of the difference between it and the pay version is the free version’s inability to drag and drop files. Luckily Logmein has another product, Hamachi, which does just that!
I’ve got two pipes open to Stef’s machine. The first is watching her desktop. The second is moving the files. I’ll probably close the desktop snooping since it’s taking significant bandwidth. That will optimize the file transfer.
So how long does it take to transfer a 21 year old’s music collection? Don’t ask! OK, ask.
I am in the midst of transferring a little over 9 Gb. That’s two DVD’s worth. It will take 22 hours, if we have this speed during the day–unlikely. In other words, this will finish as Stef wakes on Wednesday.