I.T. just sent me a report complaining that my bandwidth use for our internet connection leads the company by more than 30X what the rest of the company is using. After I prevented myself spitting coffee all over my computer, I stopped to analyse the report to see what's going on.
I don't stream video on our company network, I rarely download software. In fact, I don't do a whole bunch on the internet other than researching answers to problems and the occasional bouts of tweets on Twitter. It turns out that my bandwidth consumption is almost entirely to http://api.stackoverflow.com. I've barely spent any time on any of the Stack Overflow sites recently - certainly not much more than to ask a question and make a half a dozen comments.
So I'm having trouble explaining my bandwidth usage for today to my I.T. manager:
So what on earth could explain this anomalous bandwidth usage that I'm in trouble about?