The state of the podcast from Brian Wagner

I have been avoiding this task since I made the decision in January.  The team and I have grown and changed over the last 6 years.  So has Linux.  When we started we still felt like we were explaining to people why they wanted to use Linux.  Now we spend more time talking about why we want to use a specific technology on a specific distro.  So last year I tried to re-ignite our passion and focus on the podcast by just focusing on Linux and not just Corporate Linux.  It worked well for a while but each of us has other passions that we just want to spend more time on.  This is how we ended up with no shows for the last few months and only sporadically for the months before then.  So for now we are going to put the podcast on hold.  I will still be posting to the twitter and Google Streams communities when I find interesting articles, but the site itself will more or less just be a place holder for the older content and shows.

My focus for some time has been on the DevOps world.  It's what I love doing so you can check my new podcast over at the DevOps Mastery website/blog/podcast.  I am focused on helping people get started on their DevOps career.  I will be Linux focused of course and talking about DevOps from the Ops perspective.

Joe Leuzzi has for some time been working hard over at What I'm Playing Now where he has a blog, podcast and game streams going.  He has been missing from the show for a while because our production schedules weren't matching up.  Both of us are busy personally and professionally and as you will see if you visit the site his hard work is paying off.

Walt Jevack and his wife welcomed a new member to the family earlier this year.  So he is a bit sleep deprived and wackier than normal.  You can still follow his Tech escapades over at

Not to be left out Greg Martin is also busy with other projects.  He has recently released an Android development environment called Vagabond.  So go check it out at Project Vagabond's website and get your Android hacking on.

So for now we are putting the show on-hold.  It may return, it may not.  Either way we appreciate all of the support and feedback over the years.  While I haven't had the chance to meet a lot of you, the ones I have, almost always have become friends.

Lastly as we do with every show don't forget to:

Go install Linux....

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.