Tag Archives: maintenance

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!

PVCSec.com Updates

Dear Friends,

Paul & Tim made more changes to the site. These should improve performance and security.

  1. PVCSec.com leverages a Content Delivery Network (CDN), improving site performance and availability
  2. A certain plugin that often breaks the site will no longer auto update
  3. PVCSec.com now enjoys a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate – check it out at https://www.pvcsec.com
  4. Our site monitoring includes a third-party service to help notify the PVC Security team of outages faster
  5. PVCSec.com now supports the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project protocol
  6. Removed all FeedBurner references for our RSS feeds
  7. Fixed our social media plugins for automatic updates
  8. A bunch of additional cleanup and maintenance

Still to come is finishing our move to LibSyn for hosting the podcast files. We hope to complete it over the next week or so.

We still have a way to go. Please let us know in the comments, by email at [email protected], or on twitter @pvcsec about comments, compliments, or issues with the site.

Thanks!

Team PVCSec

RSS Bug Squishing

Dear Friends,

You, the listeners, notified PVC Security that the podcast RSS feeds only displayed the most recent 5 episodes.

How can I catch up on all the banter and singing and keen insights and delightful interviews if the world lacks the older episodes in podcatcher-of-choice?”

We heard your desperate and plaintive pleas. We’re here to help.

Paul tweaked some settings. The main take away for all is that now pvcsec.com is natively hosting the master feeds again. All of the podcast networks will see the change automatically (we think). We’re monitoring.

If you see issues with the feed do ping us at @pvcsec on Twitter or email us at [email protected]

Share & Enjoy!

Website Maintenance

Dear Friends,

I updated, upgraded, and changed several parts of PVCSec.com intending to improve the performance and reliability of the site.

Let us know if you noticed a difference, for better or worse, in this post’s comments, by emailing us at [email protected], or by tweeting @pvcsec.

Share & Enjoy,

Paul

Web Site Maintenance 18 Oct 2014 23:00 EDT

Dear Friends,

The hosting provider is performing maintenance on the servers that host this site on Saturday 18 October 2014 at 23:00:00 EDT (Sunday 19 October 2014 at 03:00:00 UTC). They expect the maintenance to last 30-40 minutes. During the maintenance the site will be down.

Please plan accordingly.

Yours Truly,

The Management