Saturday, March 19, 2011

Underground Railroad

Between management duties and occasional agent jobs, I preoccupy myself sorting out music files I recently found in my workstation.

The work station once belonged to the team leaders before me. Bored out of wits looking after a bother-less staff,  they spend the day playing disc jock to a quiet crew.  Their preferred sounds bounce across the floor raising howls and nods depending on the music taste of each discriminating agent.

Since I  prefer a quiet workspace, (except at night,  when the threat of agents falling asleep forces me to tune in to Love Radio to keep them awake)  the accidental discovery was born out of need to free as much disk space for my personal needs.

To delete the music files without playing them denies me the chance to acquire some rare finds. My music library is ripe for expansion and transferring them from the workstation to my personal desktop will save me time from sampling and downloading songs on 4shared. I also worry about the unforeseen breakdowns which, the technician might resolve by re-formatting the hard drives. Therefore, music copying was a noble cause.  Who knows what hidden wonders I would discover from the cache.

The cache was a rich mix of old-school alternative, emo, classical and rock ballads.  The classical alone could increase my own collection by three-folds. I will leave the emo and metal to their fate, since I seldom play them in my iPod.  But the old school alternative was a big surprise. How could I worship the old bands without knowing a lot of their songs.

An entire shift is not enough to sort out the files.  So I created a separate folder to put  the songs I will copy on my flash drive. D-Day was yesterday and half-way through the intensive transferring, the flash drive went kaput.

I  know a nasty virus was at work and a reformat was in order. However, when I clicked the button giving way to a speedy erasure,  the operating system said that the drive was write protected. How could that be, the flash drive has no lock feature.

In  the end, I was able to retrieve the files that were already copied.  Though Avast doesn't register a Trojan, I suspect the virus has already infected my hard drives.  Meanwhile, as my sole flash drive stays corrupted, the transfer will grind to a halt.  Until I find a way to take down the virus, the music files on my workstation would stay un-deleted. 

The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

- Wikipedia


canonista said...

Ay ako ang dami dami kong music files sa workstation ko. But it never went through the company's shared drive. :-) Nor was a device used to get them in my station.

Mu[g]en said...


"Personal Needs" means uptosawang download ng mga house/trance songs mula sa 4shared. Pati sila, hindi ko matratransfer sa desktop ko ngayon. Huhu.

Eternal Wanderer... said...

daanin mo sa registry.

in the registry, go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

tapos set mo yung value data box to 0

that should do take the right protect away from the flash drive.

*nerd alert*


Mu[g]en said...


Ay Miss Minchiiin! Hindi ko alam na Lolah Tekki ka rin pala. Heheh Tenchu! Tenchu!!