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Nov 04, 2010, 01:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Grebler)

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"Once

"Sometimes I buy tickets on the Internet. About a month ago, I bought tickets to the footy. There are several options, but I choose to get the tickets emailed to me as a PDF. I have no idea what research the ticketing agencies do, but they obviously do not include me in the profile of their typical user.

"I planned to go with a friend, Jeremy, who supports the opposition team. Jeremy is in paid employment, whereas I am currently "between engagements". He intended to ride his bicycle to the stadium; I would take the train. I agreed to meet Jeremy inside the stadium.

"But I've still got to get him his ticket.

"Sometimes the tickets come as separate PDF files, but this time they were both in a single PDF. I struggled mindlessly for some time and eventually sent Jeremy a 6.5 MB .ppm! Fortunately, it gzipped very nicely and the email was less than 350 KB.

"Twice"

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