For whatever reason JBoss and iTunes don’t get along on my machine. I listen to music all day via iTunes. I obviously open and close applications while listening to music. The only app that interferes with iTunes is JBoss. Every time I bounce my local JBoss server the track playing in iTunes skips like a broken record.
The first couple times I heard the skipping I thought I had ripped some scratched CDs. Then I tied the two things together and realized that starting up a JBoss server must be a serious CPU hit. Enough to make iTunes skip. No other app on my machine skips iTunes. I’ve even gone back and tried to bounce other CPU intensive apps (Oracle, MySQL, Tomcat) and they didn’t cause the skipping.
Just a new Hmm… for you.