Friday, January 19, 2007

Again, I Beseech Thee

Dear Awesome Internet Geeks,

I turn to thee again. Now that my ? key is back on and funcational, thanks in no small part to Rababob, I have another question for you internet genuses.

How can I get episodes of The Office that I downloaded at work (um, but defs did not watch at work, cough) off my work computer and onto my home computer? The following constraints apply:

1. I cannot use my iPod, as it is obsolete for such technology
2. I do not have a DVD burner at work
3. Compressing the episodes into zip files has not worked
4. I am an idiot and must be spoken to like a small child who has been dropped repeatedly on her head
5. I have a "portable" hard drive and about 400 memory sticks (thanks, Pharma!), but saving the files on them and trying to transport them hasn't really worked.


Anonymous tom said...

compression won't work, because they're already about as compressed as they can get. a large USB memory stick or removable hard drive is really your best bet. But if those aren't working and your workplace has a fast internet connection, you could try using or or one of their competitors. But at that point you'll be redownloading it at home anyway -- and in that case using bittorrent to download it from the internet again is likely to be faster. check or (the latter is currently down, but should be back up soon).

10:44 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Ahh but you can use your ipod. Go here--->
Now that you have prepared the ipod, you can drag and drop the files. You can find you ipod in My Computer. Cut and paste files from ipod to your pc when you get home.
But this is basically the process that you would go through with portable hard drives/memory sticks. What's the deal?

11:01 AM  
Anonymous tom said...

I've been following your blog since you and I exchanged some emails about my google maps efforts over at DCist. What a surprise to hear that you're working on Revolution Health -- I work at EchoDitto, which is also involved in the project (although it's not one that I'm working on). Small world!

11:28 AM  
Blogger rock_ninja said...

I'm actually not working on Revolution Health, but I am in the medical association field. What gave you that impression?

I'd love to get involved with Revolution Health, but I'm not one of the annointed few... know how I can get on?

11:35 AM  

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