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PVCSec EP99: A Brief Word …


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Big changes are afoot!

Dear Friends, in this episode of the PVC Security podcast, Tracy and Paul hint at what is next. Stay tuned for more information.

An Update

Dear Friends,

Ed, Paul & Tracy have a heck of a time coordinating calendars to get a show recorded. It is an unfortunate consequence of their success.

And so we are in the current situation – the team is weeks behind in getting a new show on the books.

Several ideas were floated to address the gap: going twice or once a month; changing the session schedule; making the shows shorter.

We are looking at these and other ideas, like: a more of a host-lead show with segments; more contributors; narrowing focus.

You will see and hear some experimentation of these ideas.

Your input is welcome.

BTW, we are still looking for engineering & production help. Interested parties reached out to our Help Wanted post. We haven’t forgotten them or you. We are this far behind where we need to be.

Let us know your thoughts at [email protected].

Pardon Our Dust: iTunes Edition

Dear Friends,

There has been what we on the PVCSec team like to call “jankiness” (technical term) with the feed since November/December. For some the feed worked fine. For others, episodes would not magically appear. Sometimes even moving to a different podcatcher might introduce or solve the issue.

I (Paul) am playing with WordPress, Libsyn (our content distribution provider), and iTunes. I think I found and applied the fix.

In 24 hours we will know if I am successful.

Stay Tuned!

The Great Migration

Dear Friends, Soon PVC Security will move its domain and website to Medium. We are making this move to, in theory, make lives easier and administrative burdens less for the Three Securiteers. If you are keen to help out with the Great Migration, send an email to [email protected] or tweet us at @pvcsec.

Help Wanted

Dear Friends,

We at PVC Security are looking for ones of good people to help out with the show and site. Specifically we are looking for:

  • Producer – wrangle the hosts, create show runsheets, book guests, and post content to PVCSec.com.
  • Engineer – someone to record, edit, and publish the show.

If you, Dear Friend, are interested in either or both roles, please email us at [email protected]

Moving Pictures

Dear Friends,

We experimented this week with using Google Hangouts on Air in place of our usual Skype call for syncing up and recording episode 82.

Be Forewarned: The video is rough. None of us was treated by hair or makeup, so we’re quite raw. There’s no editing, so Ed may well have dropped some “But, umm” bombs.

Also, Ed & Tracy totally forgot I told them we were doing this.

Anyway, check out our YouTube channel here. Let us know your thoughts at [email protected] or ping @pvcsec on Twitter.

 

p.s. – of course I wanted a cool public domain picture of Rush’s seminal 1981 album. If you find one please let us know.

Quick Hurricane Update

Dear Friends,

Quick update from the evacuation zone. Paul was visiting family in South Carolina when word came down to evacuate in front of Hurricane Matthew. He and his folks have made for higher ground inland, but it’s delayed the release of EP81.

We hope he’ll get the work done tonight and post it post-haste.

Stay tuned!

Goodbye, Tumblr

Just a quick FYI to the literally one person (or bot) following pvcsec on tumblr.com:

We’re no longer on Tumblr. The best spot to get us is here at pvcsec.com.

A Changing of the Guard

Dear Friends,

Our Good Friend, Producer, Co-Host, and Senior Baseball Correspondent Timothy DeBlock stepped away from the PVC Security podcast.

The show started in a Twitter thread in late summer 2014 where I told Ed Rojas we should start a podcast. Almost before either of us could say much else, Tim offered to produce such a show. Initially happy to let Ed and me run with the vocal duties, Tim’s voice could not be contained.

With changes in his personal & professional lives while hosting & producing his own podcast, the excellent Exploring Information Security, continuing on in his triple-threat role with PVCSec was untenable.

We expect great things from Tim and, moreover, expect him back from time to time to update us and provide his take on whatever the heck we might be prattling on about that week.

While we’re moving on, we’re not willing to forget the past. We’ve made Tim a Host Emeritus to cement his place in our thrilling collectors’ series.

On a personal note, I not only got to know Tim more in the last year but met his delightful family. He tempered some of my more grandiose ideas about PVCSec. Granted, I have a lot more work with Tim not a part of the show as I’ve assumed his producer role. But I will continue to rely on him for advice and tips (Needed!) and all of my breaking Houston Astros news (not really a need).

Stay thirsty, our friend!

Thankful

Dear Friends,

We here at @PVCSec don’t like to take things for granted. We often talk about gravity and how awesome it is. That water is both wet AND refreshing is a marvel. Bears doing their business in the woods, well that’s just dandy with us.

We’re thankful for you, Dear Friends. As our listenership continues to grow, as we meet more and more of you, and as we all interact on the InterWebs, we sometimes need to pause and say a hearty and heartfelt Thank You!