As you may have heard via the Modern Geek podcast, after the recent GWC meetup we experienced a significant multiple-item gear failure in the GWC studio. It disappoints us, of course, but we can’t complain. Some of the gear we’ve been using to produce the network’s podcasts is over 10 years old, and we’ve been using the living crap out of it for six years now.
What you may not have heard, though, is that we’re currently affected by lot of other issues as well. I’ve had to take on some additional work to meet past financial obligations, leading to some very long hours. Audra is pushing through the end of a semester in which she’s working multiple high-work-load committees as well as her normally-huge grading tasks. And on the positive side: I graduate from college soon (having just finished up a hellacious honors thesis) and Sean will shortly welcome a new baby girl into the family. In the past we’ve cruised right through issues similar to these. But with them all stacked on top of each other like some perfect storm of podcast-life-sucking difficulty, we decided that taking a short break would prove smarter (and better for GWC) than just blindly soldiering on. So we’re going to pause production for a couple of months. You’ll probably continue to see a podcast here and there, especially Modern Geek. (Hey, Juan and I get antsy if we don’t get our fix.) But rest assured that we’re not going anywhere. We’re just hunkering down to take care of some important stuff, then catching our breath briefly to come back stronger, with working equipment, and a better plan of attack for providing the content we love.
The forum and other GWC activities will remain active throughout, and we’ll be around. You’re as important to us as we are to you, and your support (both direct and indirect) is greatly appreciated. Obviously we hope you’ll stick around, because we’re excited to have an opportunity to finally take care of some technical and organizational needs that have always come second to pushing out the ‘cast weekly. And we’re excited for what they mean for the future of GWC.
I’d say “see you on the other side,” but honestly we’ll still all be here, just a bit busier than normal and maybe a little tired. So: see you on the forums, FB, Twitter, hangouts, and everywhere else GWC lives and breathes.