ALF – The Audio Labourers Federation

Recently on the Digital Labourers Federation email discussion forum someone suggested creating a similar forum for audio people (while the DLF is for visual effects people).


As I run a dedicated server, it is reasonably cheap for me to host a site, and I was interested in setting up a mailing list anyway, this was right up my alley.


After some discussion about the domain I registered then within 48 hours had the website up, and the mailing list (Mailman) configured.
It turns out that I misjudged just how much Ram was required, and had to get the virtual linux server upgraded from 128Mb of ram to 386MB, on the way giving me 12GB of HDD space, and a whopping 384GB of bandwidth.
Although it also increases my yearly web hosting bill from $120/yr to nearly $500/yr, but it gives me a lot more flexibility.


So if you want a website, mailing list, or anything of the sort, feel free to contact me, and I’ll see what I can do.

By Michael Kubler

Photographer, cinematographer, web master/coder.


  1. Hi!

    I notice that the ALF website is down right now: is there a reason for this?

    Thanks for hosting it!


  2. Hi Paul,
    Sorry about that. Had some financial issues with keeping the domain name registered. I’m trying to re-register the domain but it’s not letting me.

  3. Hi Paul,

    The ALF is a brilliant idea- I’m on the DLF mailing list, audio stuff pops up occasionally but it would be great to have a dedicated audio forum.

    @ the moment I can’t see any links to forums or mailing lists on the site- I’m guessing its in the works.

    Anyway, cheers for hosting it!


  4. Jon – The issue isn’t so much server space as domain registration and having someone to keep the mailing list going.
    I would suggest that the ALF change to using Google Groups instead as that seems like it has the best blend of what is needed. You can view the forum online, but still send emails, it doesn’t cost anything to run and it has great anti-spam measures, etc..

    If you setup the Google Groups (or similar) I can try finding the old mailing list contacts and can email them letting them know of the new location.


  5. So we need a domain? Or do you still have the one you registered.
    I will look into the G Groups over the coming days. I am currently working to get a site for one of my projects done and dusted ATM.

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