Disposable Evidence

I thought it would be fun to post small, electronic postcards to anyone interested, every once in a while. Much like a diary-style blog, I'm intending to post photos that I found, and snippets of text or observations about things in the world. Part blog, part diary, part dream journal.

Following a renewed interest in things-being-done-by-post, I wanted to keep the idea that content should be delivered instead of openly browsable. There's something about receiving things and the richness of the content which gets lost in our ethereal, never-ending contentstreams these days. We become part of the clouds instead of letting ourselves truely engage with people on a 1-to-1 basis.


There is no webpage for the Disposable Evidence postcards, no archive. You can subscribe to receive the postcards via either email or an RSS feed. Maybe by actual post, at some point in the future too?


Disposable Evidence is strung together using bits of net glue. To make things fairly simple and lightweight (no Wordpress cheating here), TinyLetter speaks to Procmail which speaks to a customised version of this imap2RSS script. (Modified code will be available soon.) Finally, to get images embedded properly, I use Gmail's "Inbox" app to send emails. This is the only Android email client i've found so far which lets you insert images inline. Going via TinyLetter first also handles attached images and converts them into URLs nicely, rather than keeping them as encoded images.

This page is generated using Slimdown.


I can be found at disposable-evidence@exmosis.net in the eventuality of any questions.