April 27th, 2013
As part of the transition to the new Bytemark server, I am working to migrate the rest of the Linux Outlaws episodes in our back catalogue. Currently, we have all of the show back to episode 170 online again. Migrating the last 169 episodes will take a while as I don’t have the time at the moment to do it when I also have to edit the show. It’s not a very straightforward process and to get it done, Dan has to edit the show so I can spend that time on the migration. Since Dan is currently also very busy, things are progressing slowly.
I just wanted to reassure you that we are working on it and that it will get done eventually. It’s not something anybody can help us with — unless you want to give us enough money so we can quit our day jobs. Just hang in there and be patient. I will let everyone know on the show as soon as we have all of the episodes back on the site.
April 22nd, 2013
I am very happy to announce that Linux Outlaws and the whole Sixgun Productions network are now proudly sponsored by Bytemark. Dan and I have been of the opinion that Bytemark are a great company for a long time, not least since they have supported OggCamp and LugRadio Live in the past. Recently, they have donated a server to Debian and have also helped spread the word about the Yorba Foundation’s fundraiser for Geary.
When our previous hosting service Linode was hacked, losing control my credit card info in the process, we talked to Bytemark about moving over to them and they graciously offered to host us for free in return for promoting their BigV cloud hosting product. I think that is a pretty good deal, especially since the move to the new server was very quick and their whole setup for BigV seems to work flawlessly from what I can tell so far. They are also a local business from the UK and the people I have met personally from the company are all extremely nice and reasonable. For all of these reasons, Dan and I saw no problems whatsoever accepting sponsorship, especially since it might mean we can stop asking for monetary support from listeners at some point in the future.
As far as the shows are concerned, you should notice no difference at all aside from a small audio bumper we will start including at the top of each episode. Together with the banner on the main page and the mention in the site footer, that is all that will change. And you hopefully will be able to enjoy a speedy and secure service from our server, of course.