But one day a couple weeks ago, the music would.not.stop.skipping. 3 hours of it. We reset all the routers, looked for secret settings in the firmware, tried to move things around.
"Rebuffering..." declared iTunes. And "rebuffering..." And "rebuffering..."
Finally, Lorna got fed up, bad mood, can't paint without music. Decided I could, should, and would fix it, and walked across the yard.
Arriving in my office, she found me looking a little bit shaken. We'd just had an earthquake, a quite big one.
She hadn't felt it. That was funny.
And iTunes worked again.
But we didn't think much of this until a couple days later, when we were talking, and, do you think? They could have been related? Maybe EM interference? No way? But the timing?
WE HAVE TO TEST THIS!
So I wrote some scripts to download stuff continuously from her Mac, out back. Measure the bandwidth, graph it.
So! Here is our little internal toy monitor thing: http://quake.herf.org/
How weird that you can monitor my wireless remotely. But now you can. Just what you wanted.
Today, there was an earthquake, and we didn't notice much on our little monitor (screenshot nearby). But it wasn't a big earthquake, so there's still hope.
And maybe, one day, it will catch something, and besides, I have to keep everyone entertained somehow.