Errr..right, not quitting the day job. Of course D-Day in these parts means the long awaited Worldwide Download of the Digital Theatre’s production of The Old Vic’s The Crucible.
I was right there with everyone else…I had a great plan. It’s Spring Break. The campus – and more importantly, the web server – is virtually empty. I hooked my computer to the web via a nice, sturdy Ethernet cable and away I went. When I finally managed to enter my credit card info correctly (after three operator errors on my part) the purchase went smoothly.
There it is…in my Digital Theatre Library – along with my purchase of the “Exclusive Interview” (we’ll pretend that the original audience wasn’t there…more exclusive that way really 😉 ) Since I’m not able to devote 3 hours 19 minutes today, I proceeded to the download. The player and some Adobe utility downloaded rapidly and then came the main attraction – The Crucible. (At 6.5GB in HD, I made the right decision to NOT download the file to my iPad…I like you a lot Richard Armitage, but I’m not purging 99.5% of the apps on my 8GB free to me iPad for you. Sorry.)
Here’s where we run into a bit of a snag…I employed the stopwatch app on my phone shortly after the download started and didn’t move from 0% complete. After 1:17:39, it was still only 3% complete (that’s .195GB if you’re keeping score). Speedy…like dial up speedy! Good thing I already knew I wasn’t going to be able to watch…
…or I might still be hoarse from ululating and half bald from tearing my hair in despair! Unlike the ladies above (funeral mourners), I’ll live to download another day (my hair intact, thank you!), so I figured I might as well cancel out of the download and make room on the Digital Theatre server for someone else…You’re welcome! 😉
Best of luck to those still in the queque!