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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].

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

The Tech Support Drama Continues

In our on-going saga of problems with the pvcsec.com site and RSS feeds we’ve reached a point where throwing our hands up in surrender is our only option.

I, Paul, have been a DreamHost.com customer for a long time. But these last upgrades pushed out and the apparent inability to fix what ales this and my other sites leads me and the rest of the PVC Security team to research other options.

Tim, Senior Baseball Correspondent, is bringing up a temporary feed toward which we’ll point the podcast aggregators. Once we find a permanent new home we’ll share the glad news.

If you have recommendations you’d like to share with us on this topic or others, email [email protected] or #askpvcsec on Twitter.

Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Thanks for your patience, support, and continued tolerance toward Paul’s and Ed’s (mostly Ed’s) singing.

Happy 2016!

Paul

PVCSec.com Features

Hi, All!

A few or more new features have been added to the site.

First, we have a mirror for all of the podcasts over at leiturgia.com. Just follow the mirror link  in the posts if for some reason you can’t download the podcast direct from PVCSec.com.

Next, we have some probationary podcast art on its way. We hope to release it as a beta for your comments.

Several WordPress JetPack features have been turned on. For example, you can share PVCSec posts to most of the big social networks.

You can now log in with your WordPress.com account. And you can comment with your WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts.

The mobile viewing experience should improve with some under-the-hood changes.

Some features are coming, such as leveraging CouldFlare’s SSL/TLS for more secure connections to the site and properly working podcast syndication and iTunes subscription options.

We’re also looking at more appealing themes for the site. We want them to be inviting, intuitive, and provide the most information possible.