Best-laid plans


(First half of the most recent Freedom Penguin newsletter sent out today)


No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it. The saying is adapted from a line in β€œTo a Mouse,” by Robert Burns

Greetings Freedom Penguin followers!

I’ve learned some valuable lessons since my last newsletter. First, never promise dates for a video release until it’s vetted as a working copy.


As it turns out, I had some issues that meant my original Oct 31st video release date was a bust. I learned quickly that using my original configuration was a pain in the butt (bordering a nightmare). The hardware was great, but sadly, my OCD meant I was constantly fooling with the settings and creating new problems.

After shooting the footage with an “alternative” setup for video intros, I’m happy to report that my new configuration will allow for a faster turn-a-round with production. Plus, I can move around with greater freedom without the audio wandering as my head moves. Yes, I apparently speak like a Muppet — a real shocker, I know.

Secondly, I’ve decided to adjust my video format a touch. I think it will translate into a better experience while also providing a steady stream of great content.

So when are the videos happening and how often?

The answer to both of these questions is — when you see it here or on the pages of

And what about the release frequency?

Again, same answer. I say this not to be vague, rather, to avoid any false starts. I will say it’ll be worth the wait and they’ll be semi-frequent once the first video releases.

On the plus side, I have video intros for two short episodes completed and they’re pretty damned good.

Just rest assured that I am hell bent on releasing them ASAP.

I also want to apologize in advance for the delay with the newsletters. My initial goal was to do one weekly, but I make no promises as this isn’t always possible. My long term goal is to get things back up to where I do the newsletter weekly. So let’s keep our fingers crossed! πŸ™‚

Until next time,