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Pandora

Response times have become unbearable all of a sudden.  I may end up experimentally doing a Ghost to an earlier save, but because of performance elsewhere on the internet and on internal programs, I think that Pandora’s servers have just gotten swamped.  It could of course easily be a DoS attack and it would be about the right timeframe, but this also doesn’t look to me like a site where content is easily uploaded.  I was seeing excessive CPU usage during an unbelievably slow connection and some pauses that just aren’t really cool for streaming music.  The “all of a sudden” is as of yesterday, by the way.  There were some sporadic problems before, but I am after all on DSL and share the connection with my wife who does like to stream and so forth.

–Glenn

July 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

Pandora

It doesn’t appear that I’ve mentioned it.  It’s streaming music from the internet.  The free level is fine for the average computer sound system.  It would be really weak on a decent stereo; sounds to me like mpeg.  They claim the paid versions will stream more than adequately to a stereo; just now I haven’t the money.  I believe them.

 

Setup is self-explanatory.  I will give Pandora a “perfect” for what it does; commercial-free internet radio.

–Glenn

June 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment