"It's the future, so I suggest you get there."
"Muse.net came out of beta today, with version 1.0 being released
with little fanfare outside of an e-mail from Ian Rogers to a select list and a website
redesign (web standards free, I'm afraid). At any rate, if you haven't guessed by now,
I'm pretty high on this service. I've been using it for months now and am not quite sure
what I'd do if I couldn't listen to my music wherever I was as easily as Muse.net allows
me to. It's the future, so I suggest you get there."
"free my music from the PC prison"|
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 now.