So my commute into work takes me down Route 3 (although there is an alternate route I can take). Well - there was quite an accident on Route 3 this morning - fortunately for me, in the other direction. But they had to completely close off Route 3 northbound.
From the Boston Globe's traffic report:
Rte. 3 North (Rte. 128/I-95 to I-495)
Accident Fire department activity before Exit 29: Rte. 129. Affecting left lane and center lane and right lane. Road closed. Traffic being detoured off at Concord Road, exit 27. Avoid area.
At least three cars were involved from what I saw. Some people who I think were in it were standing by the side of the road while three ambulances, a firetruck, and countless local and state police were taking care of the accident.
First off, the DVD-ROM drive in my main work desktop is dead. Second off, the DVD-ROM drive in my laptop is dead. (I'm noticing a pattern here... I'm blaming the power in the building. >_>)
Anyway, so I pop the DVD into another machine and copy 1.7 GB of installers onto my main machine over the network. I then start to install it and realize it's the wrong version!
So then I get to copy 3.25 GB of data over for the CORRECT version. Ow.
The fun thing is I think the bottleneck was still the DVD-ROM drive, not network speeds. Gigabit Ethernet is fun! (Although both machines are only using 100MBit cards, but it means that I wasn't bogging the network down.)