I had a message from a Board Member of the pub, asking if it would be ok to show the video mapping event on screen at the end of the AGM which is coming up this Sunday.
Fine, I said, but the best copy on You Tube has a fault with the soundtrack which repeats itself quietly but obviously, a second or so before the climactic build up which ends with the bell going 'bong'. The more I listened to it, the more bloody irritating it became, so I asked the film-maker to clean-up the soundtrack for us, which she duly did and sent me a compressed copy of about 380 MBs. All fixed and much better, so I said I would forward it on using the We Transfer system of sending large files which email alone cannot handle.
Here is the latest version on You Tube (you could be the 4th person in the world to have viewed it so far...): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDTacFNEi68&feature=youtu.be
A couple of days before, I had complained to my server about how expensive our broadband was, especially since we do not watch any TV channels unless they are streamed through iPlayer as a catch-up. They put me through to their loyalty department quickly (they are not normally quick) before I left them for a different server.
The bloke in that department said he could knock-off £10 per month and give me unlimited usage of the net, so long as I signed up for 18 months. I said no deal unless I could sign up for the usual 12. A short pause followed, then he told me he had swung it for 12 months, with half price service for all of them, plus line rental.
Ok do it, I said, and signed up thinking I was very clever.
When I tried to send the video via We Transfer it all began well, then the system told me I only had another 3 hours to wait before the little film was safely transferred.
I went onto the specifications for the new broadband deal, and saw that the download speed was a reasonably healthy 17 MBs per second. The upload speed, however, was 1 MB per second or less, depending on how lazy it is feeling.
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