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,, 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 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

TWiT is Podcast of the Year

The Weblog AwardsThanks all you great listeners, TWiT has won the Podcast of the Year award from the Weblog Awards! Dane and I had a blast at BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas. I went down to keynote the Podcast Track and to accept the award. I'll post pictures and video soon, and if anyone recorded my speech I'll put that up too!

Weblog Awards

Best Podcast - The 2007 Weblog Awards.jpgI'm not usually one to lobby for votes, but since I'm speaking at BlogWorld Expo, I would appreciate your vote for TWiT as best podcast in the Weblog awards. The awards will be presented Thursday evening at BlogWorld.