Asides

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.

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.

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!

Social Media Validation

Dear Friends,

Please excuse this administrivia post. We endeavor such posts to include useful information. This post tests out the automated social media updating upon new post publishing.

Let us know if you see this on our Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn pages by posting a comment there. If you don’t see it, please post a comment here.

Thank you!

PRJ

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

Moving, Shifting, Podcasting

Dear Friends,

Our current podcast hosting … well … sucks.

We’re fixing it.

PVCSec signed up with LibSyn for our podcast hosting. Over the next several weeks we will move our shows to the new source, old and new. In theory, you, Dear Friend & the Listener, will experience no disruption. The old links will still work, maybe.

If you experience issues, let PVCSec know. Email comments at PVCSEC dot com.

If you love the change, let PVCSec know. Email comments at PVCSEC dot com.

If you’re middling about it, let PVCSec know. Email comments at PVCSEC dot com.

Please send negative comments without context to one of the US Presidential candidates’ social media. Thanks, Jordan Jesse Go for the idea!

Stay tuned for updates.