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Weekly update

A 19-post collection

My weekly updates are now available as an audio podcast

I've been doing the weekly updates for a couple of months now and by all accounts, they've been very well-received. One of the early pieces of feedback I got though was that I should also publish them as an audio podcast so that people can listen to them in the car or while doing whatever else it is that people do while listening to syndicated content via the likes of iTunes. Yesterday I finally got around to getting all this setup by using the OmnyStudio service, an Aussie offering which makes the process of publishing the feed and hosting the content a breeze. I then published it all to the iTunes store and there we have it - a podcast!...

Weekly update 8 (backyard edition)

Let's get this out of the way early - I did not shoot this video on a green screen! When I first watched it, I couldn't believe how amazing the picture quality was and the first thought I had when I saw it was the green screen one. The new iPhone 7 Plus is a major part of that, but I got out early when it was quiet and got the light just right too. I posted a still to Twitter earlier today and someone asked what lighting I use. Uh, "the sun", that is all. Anyway, a bunch of things worth discussing did happen this week, here's the video: Tesco Bank got very hacked (almost certainly not phishing, but...

Weekly update 7 (the island edition)

Apparently, after doing several weekly updates from different locations across the globe, last week's one from my home office was rather boring. Now maybe that was just a noisy minority saying that, I don't know, but I thought I'd test the theory and this week I headed out on jet ski to one of my favourite little island spots. I still got all the same content in, albeit from a more interesting spot. If you love or hate this approach, let me know, I'm still seeing what resonates and what doesn't in these videos. Getting back to business, this week I cover off issues such as my experience with the Apple Store wanting my unlocked phone, the Creative Commons with...

Weekly update 6

I'm home! Ideally, I'd be home recovering from travel but it hasn't quite worked out that way, particularly with the Red Cross Blood Service having a massive data leak. I blogged abut that in some detail yesterday, but I wanted to talk about it in this week's update video and give some more context as to what went on and why I made some of the decisions I did. Plus, there's the mega-trip wrap up, a quick preview of some upcoming stuff on my Ubiquiti network setup and my thoughts on how the web is held together with sticky tape. References The Red Cross Blood Service leak (yes, it's massive and no, it's not in HIBP - I explain why)...

Weekly update 5 (A380 edition)

I'm on a plane! More importantly though, I'm on a plane home. I've had a massive few weeks and I'm now just hours away from getting home and seeing my family which makes me enormously happy. I thought I'd record this in-flight from London to Dubai for something different (although unsurprisingly, sound quality suffers) and I've just published it from the lounge here in the UAE (where my VPN is blocked...) I've still done a heap since the last update though, packing out the time with travel, another workshop and a couple of conferences. Here's what I've been up to: References Risky Business talks to Mustafa Al-Bassam (this is Tflow of LulzSec infamy - waylaid kid turned good) Reddit talk...

Weekly update 4 (London edition)

Another week in another faraway place. Since the last update in Edinburgh I've spent a couple of days in Glasgow, a couple of days in the middle of that in Speyside, a couple of days in Copenhagen then a few nights in London. That's put me a day behind when I would have liked to have published this post but hey, not bad all things considering I reckon, especially given the spot I found to records it: References You might end up on a SAN cert with "unexpected" neighbours (yes, there's a lot of porn on Paul's cert but no, it really doesn't have any practical impact beyond perception) Modern Business Solutions is (allegedly) the source of a 58 million...

Weekly update 3 (Edinburgh edition)

Given this thing seems to have some traction and people are enjoying them, I'm going to keep these weekly update videos going. As I mentioned last week though, I'm now travelling so that makes this one a little bit different. I was in Edinburgh yesterday when I recorded this (I'm now in Glasgow), and I actually reckon it turned out kinda neat. Bit shorter (it's not as easy doing this standing around in the wind and the crowds), but hopefully still enjoyable: References Why I particularly like managed platforms during outages (warning: multiple photos of my legs) News getting worse and worse for Yahoo (still no sign of the half a billion records that were taken either) Free Pluralsight webinar...

Weekly update 2

So much to my surprise (honestly, I really didn't expect it), the weekly update I did last week was actually quite popular. People seem to like the short, casual form and it sounds like they're happy either sitting down and watching it or just listening to it in the background. Actually, the most common piece of feedback I received was that they wanted it in podcast form as well so I'm working on getting that out too. I'll be travelling in Europe for the next 3 weeks but I'm going to keep this weekly update happening, maybe I'll even find some cool locations to do it from. Thanks for the support folks, please keep suggestions and comments coming! References 7...

Something new: Weekly update 1

I've had this idea in mind for a while to start capturing some video on a weekly basis about things that are topical and interesting but that I'm probably just not going to get around to blogging into detail. Writing is massively time consuming plus I reckon there's a bit more candour that comes across in video. As I say in the intro, see if you like it. If it's good, let me know. If it's not, well, you probably should also let me know or at least tell me how to improve it. I'm about to head back to Europe for a few weeks so it'll be interesting to see if it makes any sense doing it while I'm...