The Relief Valve Podcast
Relief Valve - Episode 7 - Peter Kurbikoff

Relief Valve - Episode 7 - Peter Kurbikoff

September 23, 2020

Peter Kurbikoff is a retired entrepreneur from Redondo Beach, California.   Peter talks today about dealing with a Chronic Illness and Family Overseas during the pandemic.

I met Peter as one of the parent volunteers at the High School Band and Guard Booster group and his energy and enthusiasm was infectious.  

He spends his time working with local Non-Profit groups and volunteering with the local Boy Scout Troop and helping his son earn his Eagle Scout Credentials.

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Relief Valve - Episode 6 - Sylvain Goessens

Relief Valve - Episode 6 - Sylvain Goessens

September 16, 2020

Sylvain Goessens is a real man of the world, having lived and worked in 6 countries across 4 continents. He loves to travel and has always been fascinated by different cultures.

A Technologist working in Los Angeles, he currently lives in the Santa Clarita Valley and is working in Hollywood; he is a real Southern California road warrior in the truest sense of the word! 

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Relief Valve - Episode 5 - Tom Gilsenan

Relief Valve - Episode 5 - Tom Gilsenan

September 9, 2020

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Tom Gilsenan is the owner of DZ Solutions, a reseller of hardware, software, cloud, and IT Professional Services. 

His professional background is that of Systems Engineer. His hobbies include Coffee, Cigar Smoking, and slow-smoked BBQ. 

Tom serves as a board member of the For Goodness Cakes nonprofit and is a contributor to the SOVA food pantry. He lives in Santa Monica with his partner Marleigh and his dog, Luna.

You can reach Tom through his company at http://dzsolutions.com

 

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Relief Valve - Episode 4 - Edward Branley

Relief Valve - Episode 4 - Edward Branley

September 2, 2020

Edward Branley is a writer, teacher, historian, and computer nerd. 

Branley is the author of six books on the history of New Orleans as well as several Young Adult fiction novels.

Teaching is Branley’s passion and vocation. He earned a degree in Secondary Education from the University of New  Orleans and taught at a Catholic  high school in New Orleans after graduation. 

He then moved to teaching adult continuing education for teachers and now teaches  computer classes on high-end topics such as Converged Computing  Environments, High-Availability, and Enterprise Storage Management. 

You can find out more about Edward at his websites:

https://nolahistoryguy.com

https://ebranley.com

 

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Relief Valve - Episode 3 - Nina Levinson

Relief Valve - Episode 3 - Nina Levinson

August 26, 2020

Nina Levinson is a graduate student at The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, studying translation localization management in Japanese.

She has earned a B.A. in Media, Culture and Communication from International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. She worked as a freelance simultaneous conference interpreter and research assistant on revitalization methods for the indigenous language of Miyakoan on Miyako Island located southwest of Okinawa, Japan.

She is currently set to begin an internship in VFX localization at LAI Global Game Services this summer.

This conversation was recorded at the end of July 2020.

 

Relief Valve - Episode 2 - W Curtis Preston

Relief Valve - Episode 2 - W Curtis Preston

August 19, 2020

Today I get to talk with W. Curtis Preston.  

Curtis has been a close friend for fifteen years.  He is a specialist in computer storage, backup and recovery and has been a consultant and analyst in the industry.

He is currently the Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, a cloud-based data protection company.

He’s the author of 3 O’Reilly books and has clearly earned his title of “Mr. Backup”

Connect directly with Curtis at his site, Backup Central. http://www.backupcentral.com

Relief Valve -Episode 1-The Introduction

Relief Valve -Episode 1-The Introduction

August 17, 2020

Welcome to Relief Valve!

In this episode, I'll take just a few moments of your time to tell you about this project.  The good stuff follows soon!

I’m new at this so I expect this to be a real learning experience, both on how to create this and how to communicate in a way that works.  I would love your feedback so please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts.

jrock@jnrprod.com

https://jnrprod.com/

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