Ok, so I was a bit skeptical when I heard about Muse.Net
. I mean, how many services have come and gone that promised to free my music from the PC prison in my den? Sure, MyPlay and My.MP3.com stored my music centrally so I could download them from the nearest available web browser. Sure, MyPlay supported playlists and rudimentary streaming? It was still a pain in the ass to have to upload/ download 1000's of music files just to have them "anywhere". It was even more of a pain in the ass when both services went belly-up.
Despite all that, I downloaded and installed the Muse.Net client last night, pointed it at my music collection, told it to use port 8080 instead of the default port 80 (I have a web server that needs that port really
bad...) and forwarded port 8080 from my firewall/NAT to my PC. Next thing I know, I'm streaming files, albeit off of the same machine on the same network that stores the music in the first place. Cool enough, but what about work and that nasty Raptor firewall? "It'll never work", I go to bed thinking. Well, I'm at work as I write this listening to Juno Reactor streaming to me flawlessly from my newly liberated PC.
If you're into music and have a shitload of it at home collecting digital dust while you toil away at work listening to a radio station promising you 10 songs of the greatest hits from the 70's and 80's in a row, go download Muse.Net