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Wiki Up

The best thing about TWiT is the community that surrounds it. I'm always looking for ways to give the community more ways to participate. That's why we have two chat rooms and two forums and now, an official TWiT Wiki. We'll be dumping every bit of information we can scrape up into the wiki, and I hope you'll help. The software is Mediawiki - the same software that Wikipedia runs on - so it should feel pretty familiar. You'll need to create an account with a verified email address before you can edit pages. That's to discourage spamming; I promise to keep the email private.

Joyeux Noël

A happy holidays to all of you from all of the TWiTs. It's been an amazing year. When we began 2008 there were just two of us at TWiT LLC: Dane and me. Now, with the addition of Frédérique, Colleen, and Tony, there are five, and we hope to add two more staff members in the next few months.

Security Now 163 Error

Something went wrong when we posted Security Now 163 today - the show was cut in half. I've pulled it down for now and I'll repost it first thing tomorrow morning. Please accept my apologies.

UPDATE: It's been fixed. Download away!

The Website Is Down

On Friday evening we had a catastrophic failure of the web server that hosts TWiT Live, the TWiT Army Canteen, Leoville.com, and this site. The RAID 5 controller died, and when it did it marked all the disks unusable. Support personnel at Softlayer, our hosting company, weren't able to recover the disks, so they did the only thing they could do: replaced the controller and reinstalled the operating system. We're in the process of restoring all the sites. TWiT.tv

TWiT Live

Ever since we started this thing three years ago listeners have been asking us when we'd do some video shows. The problem has always been that there's not much to see. I'm in Petaluma and the TWiTs are spread all over the world. We did a few live TWiTs on video but they were less than satisfactory. The audio was terrible, it was difficult to get everyone together, and it wasn't very compelling visually.

I Go To The Land Down Under

E516BAC6-63A8-49F7-9485-219BAB5F5AED.jpgI'm leaving tonight for Australia on the Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop Adventure 2008: Tasmania!

New Album Art

You might have noticed the new album art here. Thanks to the great Lori Lebeau-Walsh for those. Lori did the FLOSS Weekly, Jumping Monkeys, and Radio Leo album art some time ago and she volunteered to redo all the rest to give it a more consistent look.

The host portraits that the album art is based on are by the amazing Nitrozac from The Joy of Tech. She'll do one for you, too, by the way, for a very reasonable cost.

Playing Catch Up

The network is slowly getting caught up after the holidays with one exception: The Tech Guy shows. The shows that aired while I was on vacation (417, 418, 419, and 420) were pre-recorded and won't be released online. I do have recordings from 421 on and we're putting them up piecemeal - and a little out of order. We should be caught up in the next few days. Thanks for your patience!

TWiT Slowdown Begins

Happy Holidays from TWiT! You may notice some missing shows in the next few weeks (well, except for Security Now, Steve Gibson is an animal). There will be no TWiT this week - I'm on the road, but we'll do two more this year on 12/17 and 12/24. Don't forget the ScottEVest coupon code - good through Christmas. 20% off when you use the coupon code LEO on the SeV site. And make sure to buy lots of Audible books. Have I mentioned that they make wonderful holiday gifts?

TWiT RSS Feed Now Podcast Ready

Drupal master, Gordon Heydon, has been slowly tidying up this site. We're up to the current version of Drupal and a number of internal issues have been fixed. One that may make a difference to you is that the RSS feed for this site now includes proper podcast enclosures, too. That means if you subscribe to
http://twit.tv/node/feed