Hello, FreedomRadio

I thought I would take a minute and tell you all that the FreedomRadio page is now available here. I am in the process of building out the website for it, and it’s taking a little bit more time then I thought it would to get something functional going.

I did want to touch on a few things before I sign-off.

  1. FreedomRadio, in its current form is an extension of Sevan, and more than likely will stay that way for the time being.

  2. There are two ways to listen. Live and through Spotify. Note: Live is not available 24x7, so keep that in mind.

  3. I am exploring other streaming options. The issue is cost. I don’t want to put huge amounts of cash into it just yet.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Hello, Spotify

Hey folks, I thought I would let you know what is going on with the Sevan Talk Show and how you can listen to it.

As of today, the Sevan Talk Show is now available on Spotify, so if you happen to use that service for podcast consumption, you no longer need to go to my site to listen to it.

Also, I am working towards getting it approved on Google Podcasts, which goes through Play Music, I will post a seperate update when that becomes available.

There are a couple of things I would like to note.

  1. The Talk Show is audio-only, the video content will remain on YouTube.

  2. I have not finished uploading all the episodes for the Talk Show, so if you don’t see them all, I apologize in advance. The process is a little bit more complicated because I am having to do the posts that go along with it. Luckily Squarespace makes it relatively easy to manage.

  3. You can download the show both on this site as well as on Spotify should you choose to do so.

I really hope Windows 10 19H1 is better than 1809

I have voiced my opinions on Windows 10 in the past, both 1803 and 1809 were nightmares in disguise. With 19H1, the Redmond based company made a lot of changes to how they service new releases of Windows 10, going as far as not requiring users to upgrade to the “feature” releases that come out.

Starting with 19H1, you can delay a “feature” update 18 months, giving users the flexibility to deploy a system without having to worry about bugs, or issues that come up in that release, a huge departure of the past where the company shoved it down your throat. The good news for us content creators who use Windows is that if we chose to go that path, we would have a stable podcasting rig.

The problem I have is I am torn between wanting to have the latest release and having a stable system. To this day I still have intermittent issues with 1809 just taking a dump right when I am in the middle of something important, and even though Microsoft is doing their best to change that, I can’t help but wonder if I won’t run into the same experience with 19H1, because even with that release I ran into more than a dozen crashes during use.

In either case, whatever comes of 19H1, it better be good, because I’m getting a little bit tired of having to pick up where I left off after a crash, and that’s assuming I didn’t lose anything important in the process.

Sevan Talk Show Announcements

I’ve been wanting to have this conversation for a little bit now, and I figured with the launch of a new website, now would probably be the best time to talk about it.

Starting with Episode 14, which should be coming out soon, I will no longer be doing a video based version of the podcast. After careful thought and consideration, at this time I feel no need to continue doing a video show. The reason for this change is simple, there is not enough content to merit doing a video show, and with some of the changes I am planning to make for the format of the show, this change fits right in.

That isn’t to say that I won’t be doing video for other projects, in fact I have some ideas lined up here in the coming months.

I really appreciate all the support I have gotten over the past several weeks. It has been a rollercoaster, but things are looking up, and I will see you all soon.

Hello old friend

As I am evaluating the next steps of Sevan, a question has come up time and time again on what I really want to do with the website, and what tools I can use to push the website forward. I have a passion for showcasing my content on the internet and having a platform that grows with me is even more important now more than ever.

In the past several weeks I have been evaluating different platforms, such as WordPress and Squarespace, and something I have noticed is that in order to get the experience I want, I have to pay a lot of money for on WordPress just to get the feature set I need, and even then it feels like I am compromising.

As many of you know, I have dabbled with Squarespace in the past, and for the longest time it felt complex and overrated, the company has continued to improve its product over the years, and I am finally ready to say that they have finally reached a point where I can say I’d use it on a regular basis. Unlike WordPress, Squarespace is more then just a blogging platform, it’s a website building tool and service wrapped up into one single package.

I want to have a platform in which I can host my own content (orimairly video and audio) as well as a platform that gives me the ability to write. WordPress limits how much you can store on their service where Squarespace does not.

Over the next few days I will be moving all content over here, and I want to know what you think in those comments down below. What platform do you use? Do you host your audio/video content elsewhere if you are a content creator? Share those thoughts!