Last day?

So my sister asked in her forum, “what would you do if you had one day to live” (OK, it was asked a few days ago, but I'm slow). My answer:

"If I had one day to live, I'd do exactly what I do every day. As far as I'm concerned, if at the end of the day, you can't say, 'I had a good day; that was a day worth living,' you're doing something wrong. That said, if I was able to alter the course of my final day, on a purely selfish level, the more of my friends and family I could spend it with, the better."

Also, I was asked in the forum (well, I'm not sure if I was asked or attacked, but I'll pretend it was a real question) why I use MPEG for videos, considering that there are many newer formats that are both smaller and higher quality. The reason that I stick with MPEG is that MPEG files can be played on pretty much every single machine that can access IAM — it's effectively a universal format. The newer formats will play on less and less machines, effectively making me classist — remember, there are many IAM members around the world that are using machines and operating systems that are a decade “out of date”. Not everyone has a P4 on a cablemodem!

That said, if anyone wants to download the videos like the BBQ video posted below, and re-encode it in a format they think makes more sense, do feel free to. If you do, toss it up on a server for people to download and post the link in the Whatever forum I guess… (Yes, I know I always reply the same way to complaints: “Don't like the way I did it? GREAT! I trust you'll do it better then?”)

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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