Monday, March 2, 2009

Cold Feet 2

This is actually a hey-here's-another-example from an earlier blog called Cold Feet. For those keeping score at home, my feet are fine this morning.

No, the point of this post is that after telling you about how many different places we get to affect without leaving the confines of our warm-and-cozy, I had another instance pop up I thought you might find fun to hear about. Got an email from Joel, whom we met back when we were plebes at Candidate Orientation. He and his wife Christine have been serving in Ireland and are headed back to British Columbia (for the Americans reading this, that's in Canada). He'd seen our Europe videos from the "From Where You Stand" series on the internet (for non-techno types, that's inside your computer; it's a tight fit) and asked for copies to use as they meet with current and potential supporters in B.C. They'll return to Ireland in July.

As they are arriving in Canada this week, I'll actually mail the DVD to them there. So once again, a trip to the post office here sends a package to Canada to be used to tell people there about the needs in Ireland. That's just fun.

Okay, for the definite-techno types: gotta question. Although I'm physically mailing a DVD this time, I'm looking for good options for transferring LARGE video files via the internet so that someone like Joel could get them while still in Ireland or wherever. What services have you used and do you like? What's fast? Yes, a "Joel" could just download from GoogleVideo or YouTube, but we have a word for the quality you get when doing that: Yuck. So, here's your chance to help missionaries around the world without leaving your home. Try it -- it's fun.

Shout out to Big Jim for the help Saturday. We know it was just an excuse to have coffee with us -- and we like that.

3 comments:

fasteddy said...

Hey kids. Some options for big file sharing:
YouSendIt, Pando,
http://www.velodoc.com
http://www.mailbigfile.com/
http://transferbigfiles.com/
http://www.smetube.com/smestorage/

Can't speak to quality or speed of any of them. Velodoc seems to have lots of passionate fans. SmeStorage, among others, can use your gmail storage as a repository.

Mostly, speed will be limited by the "last mile" of the connection on each end.

Love, Big Brother

Amy said...

www.rapidshare.com

This is what Barron Geiger recommends. Hope you find something that works for you!

Jan said...

Ummmmm......HUH? WHAT WAS THE QUESTION???
HERE'S WISHING YOU FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. I WILL NOT BE OF ANY HELP WHATSOEVER! GOD BLESS, AND YOU'RE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!

Jan Graham