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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 comments@pvcsec.com, or on twitter @pvcsec about comments, compliments, or issues with the site.


Team PVCSec

Tech Support Update: Pin the Tail on the WordPress

Dear Friends,

Tim & Paul continue troubleshooting issues with the site while investigating alternate hosting options.

The PVC Security Podcast is up to episode 51 as of this post. If your podcatcher-of-choice doesn’t see all 51 (in no particular order) then refresh your feed. If they’re still absent, let us know. Email comments@pvcsec.com and one of our ravishingly lovely technicians – Tim & Paul – will look into the issue.

As always: Thanks for Listening; Stay Strong; Ante Up; Share & Enjoy!

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 comments@pvcsec.com 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!


Podcast Feed Restored! We think?

Dear Friends,

Responding to your plaintive cries, we restored the podcast RSS feed.

~We Think!~ <insert Descartes joke here>

We need YOU, Dear Friends, to test and let us know your findings at comments@pvcsec.com or tweet at @pvcsec.

We thank you!

PVCSEC Social Media Update

Dear Friends,

PVCSec is now on Facebook and LinkedIn. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pvcsec and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/pvc-security-podcast/a9/18/275/.

These join our cadre of other social media outlets:

And of course you can find us at podcatching outlets such as:

Stay tuned!

Share & Enjoy!

Podcast RSS & iTunes feed update

Dear friends,

Good news! The PVC Security Podcast RSS feed is fully working. Point your pod catchers at http://www.pvcsec.com/feeds/podcast to grab the latest & tastiest that PVCSec has to offer.

We’re soon to be listed on blubrry.com in their directory. Stay tuned!

In other news, the PVCSec iTunes submission is posted. Here at PVC Security Central we’re anxiously awaiting Apple’s approval, both for the podcast and our own validation. As soon as we go live in the iTunes, we’ll be sure to let you know.

More changes are coming, so keep your dials tuned and calendars appointed.

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.

Works in Progress

We are hard at work getting the two episodes we have “in the can” ready to share with all of you and record episode 3. Here’s a quick update on these activities.

Our intrepid engineer, Tim, is working on getting PVCSec up on iTunes for all you Apple folks out there.

I’m working on the web site and setting up a podcast RSS feed.

We’re both waiting on the Silver Fox (Ed) to finish the logos. He’s 1/3 of the way there. My art-school daughter is helping out, so I expect great things.

We are looking for music for the show. Ed and I are looking at some resources to which Tim pointed us. We’re also reaching out to friend and family who may be so inclined as to provide us some sweet, sweet tunes for a theme song, closing music, and maybe some interstitial music.

I am also working on show notes. We’ll probably start providing those with EP #3.

Enjoy the podcast, everyone!