Smart Talk

Some issues run deep.

With over 20 years of experience in IT and Cyber Security, Steve naturally has a few insights to share on all things tech. With both opinion pieces and How-To papers, this is the place to get your brain pumping.

  • iTunes SEO: Getting Your Podcast Found iTunes SEO - Getting FoundIf you’re like me, you’re always looking to grow your podcast’s listener base. You’ve identified your demographic, sussed out your social media strategy, and kicked off numerous marketing campaigns. You’re doing everything you need to reach out to your target audience. So, what are you doing to be found by everyone else? For all those ... Read more...
  • Nagios: Monitoring Windows with PowerShell and NCPA nagios windowsThe following article is just a portion of my SANS GSNA Gold Paper. Please see the PDF for the full paper. Windows PowerShell is an extremely powerful way to maintain a modern Windows system. Nagios is an even more powerful way to monitor an entire network of systems. Put them together and, with the help of ... Read more...
  • How to Subscribe to a Podcast subscribe to podcastThanks to the success of It’s About Time and MOD Love, I get messages from fans all the time wanting to talk about podcasting. I also hear from fans who want to subscribe, but aren’t quite sure how to do so. If you’re one of those folks, this little video tutorial on How to Subscribe ... Read more...
  • It Works! In Theory… how to troubleshoot pictureFor most of my IT career I’ve been known as The Troubleshooter. Have a problem that’s stumping everyone? Give it to Steve. Been getting the run-around with tech support? Hang up and call┬áSteve! I may have developed a reputation.Wondering what magic I use to do it? Want to learn how to troubleshoot? Read on. There is ... Read more...
  • Podcast Marketing: How to Gain Listeners podcast marketingCongratulations! You’re a podcaster! Aside from your family and friends, though, does anyone else know it? After “how do I become a podcaster,” the second most commonly asked question I see is “how do I get listeners?” So, how do you get listeners? How do you take a niche podcast like mine, It’s About Time, ... Read more...
  • So You Want to Become a Podcaster podcast microphoneAccording to Edison Research, podcast listenership is at an all-time high. As a podcaster for over 2 years, I personally have seen a huge influx of people interested in starting their own podcast. Some want to be the next Mark Maron or Adam Carolla. Others see Welcome to Night Vale’s success with a glint of ... Read more...
  • Introduction to Podcasts person listening to podcastIntroduction I sat down to write an article on becoming a podcaster – what you need to know if you’re just starting out. Before my text editor had finished launching, though, I realized that some of my friends out there may still be wondering what the heck a podcast is and how do you listen to ... Read more...
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