Thursday, August 14, 2003

No Free Lunch

So, as many of you on Yahoo Groups have noticed, they're getting rid of all the attachments in the message archives. Fine you say -- it's just old virii, pr0n and winmail.dat files anyway.

Well, not quite -- I've been contributing to an ongoing list called "Sound Injury/Recovery" over the last 8 months or so, and what we do is take an audio source file at the beginning of each month and then mangle it, posting the results to the list, but using the attachment size limitation (<1Mb, minus yahoo compression or around 750kB) as a condition of the remake/re-model.

It has opened up a whole new area to explore and develop, and I've ended up with some really good ideas for future work based on the other uploaded pieces. Now that resource will be gone as of August 21.


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