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welcome to the International Union of Mail-Artists. This Blog gives you information and links to all activities undertaken by Ruud Janssen, who started with Mail-Art in 1980 and is still active.

Outgoing envelopes – February 2018

Again an envelope to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan to insure that in return I will get a Brain Cell for the TAM Archive. Last version I received was #1009, so the collection grows and grows

Also two envelopes to Heleen de Vaan with a minimalistic address notation. Will see if they get there. The zipcode should reveil the city (Amstelveen), and the sipcode also reveils that the street is a P.O. Box, and therefore the number 581 should be enough. Will the PostNL be  clever enough? I think so.

Outgoing to Ryosuke Cohen (Japan) – September 16th 2017

Ryosuke Cohen has been doing his Brain Cells since 1985, and this year the 1000th issue is expected. I estimate that I have about 400-500 of his Brain Cells in the TAM Archive, including that very first one also. Today I decided to write him a letter and use the typewriter for that.

Because Ryosuke always chooses an image for including on his Brain Cell I always make sure he has a lot to choose from on the enveloppe. The traditional envelopes are made as I print stamps from the TAM Archive on a regular basis to send the collection back into the network in a printed form.

Backing up DATA

Backing up all the data op a laptop is becoming quite a task. It seems there are over 200,000 files on the laptop that need to be saved. And then there are also the social networks that contain a lot of data. Needs to be saved. Not sure for whom, but I don’t want to loose the access to all that data that I produced.

A day later I also started the downloads of the files on the IUOMA at NING platform. ANother 130 Gbyte of date that must come in these last days of the year: