S2E10: Death of a Podcast

The Last Episode of the One-Off Technology Podcast? Maybe. This episode talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly that is/was the One-Off Technology Podcast and ends with a big thank you to all of our many listeners and a survey to find out if what you thought we did right or wrong and if we should start over.


The One-Off Technology podcast was first broadcast on February 27, 2016. First season covered a gambit of things, from how to start a podcast, how this one went together, complaints about software and software companies, hardware and hardware companies. We also talked about how to keep your computer safe, cool things you can do with Raspberry Pi computers and about 3D printing.

S1E5 Part 1 was the most popular episode of the entire series. Over the course of the series, we have nearly 1,000 unique users download the podcast but to be honest, only about 244 folks consistently downloaded the podcast. This is only the stats from iTunes Podcasts. We are also on Stitcher and Google Play and we have no easy way to track our success there. Something I plan to fix should we attempt this experiment again.

Episode 9 was the least downloaded episode. I want to thank all of our listeners but I especially want to thank the 36 who downloaded an episode that appeared out of nowhere. Basically there was a 7 month gap between episode 8 and episode 9. To make matters worse, episode 9 was recorded but unedited for over six months. My life had become so hectic and I had lost faith in the podcast. I know and sadly knew that in order for a podcast to gain and keep traction, it had to be consistent and released on an expected schedule whether that been weekly or biweekly or whatever, consistently. Oh, and it had to be interesting.

My issue is that I am interested in so many things. How do you create a podcast that is a catch all for every interest that you have? I often considered doing two or three different podcast titles so I could cover more topics and not steal from one title. But until I can do one podcast consistently it is not time to branch out into other topics.

The other issues with the podcast are the title. What did the title even mean? Also the title was too long to create a Twitter account or an Instagram account. I created a Facebook account but most of the material was the same stuff I posted on my page on Facebook so nothing to drive folks to it really.

Also I lack the art of self promotion. Yes, I see how people hype things but hyping myself is not something I am comfortable with. I am not the greatest things since sliced bread and so to say such things would be lies and I prefer to be my true self. Let the topic be the interesting thing and the way we present it. That was the hope.

I did a survey in some areas where I post frequently asking what people wanted to hear a technology podcast talk about. The winner, Windows patching. Seriously?

S2E5: Geeks In Love #CouplesAndTechnology


Donna and Roy

In this Episode:

This is a very special episode that features my lovely wife, Donna. This is her first time on the program. We celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary May 31st. Both of us work in Information Technology so we share a passion for gadgets and technology and it is very much embedded into our lives and that of our kids. We talk about what it takes to keep things going with technology in a marriage or other coupling.

Also we talk about when we were featured in Computer World Valentines article about Geeks In Love. Donna and I along with other couples were featured about how we deal with technology issues.  You should read the whole article which was written by Tracy Mayor but here we are on page 3 of the article.

I hope you enjoy the show. #podcast

Here is a link to the study by Pew Internet Couples, Technology, and Social Media

As always you can reach me via Twitter

If you want to say hi to my wife, she is here on Twitter though she isn’t very active.