• S01E37
  • April 26, 2020

Coffee Break - April 26, 2020

Robbie's working hard at Studio E, but got to take his family on a hike yesterday, and folks want to know how he can take such a perfect family picture without help from a passerby. We'll also talk about emergency airplane landings and those that are too good to be real, including some exceptional Hollywood-style effects. And Peter is working on getting his new program to make sound in bash. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Peter Lewis, Solbu, bp9, Lanceman 63 and MarshMan.

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  • S01E36
  • April 25, 2020

Coffee Break - April 25, 2020

It's MarshMan's birthday, and he gives us a tour of his freshly-organized SBC / server workstation. We'll also talk about society's apparent need to sue everyone, and Robbie is doing his best to practice self-isolation during this time, while still having to work through the week. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Solbu, Peter Lewis and MarshMan.

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  • S01E35
  • April 24, 2020

Coffee Break - April 24, 2020

Robbie got a box from ameriDroid and is unintentionally donating billions of dollars in ad space to Starbucks. Robbie also shares how he was able to get Jeff and Henry in on Episode 647 even though he couldn't get Zoom working, and why. bp9 shares further thoughts about the math behind his PineTime clock face, and Bo explains some advantages to an app-driven PSU for your SBC (although bp9 worries about hackers). Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Solbu, bp9, Peter Lewis, agamotto and Bo Lechnowsky.

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  • S01E34
  • April 23, 2020

Coffee Break - April 23, 2020

Well, Category5 is back. Robbie isn't quite sure yet what that means for our Coffee Break since he'll be back to editing video each week. Now that we're back, Peter's happy to be sending news stories in for the Newsroom, and Bo has an exciting announcement from ODROID. Peter is also making great progress on his game development, and we'll learn a little more about the history of Linux from Solbu. Joining Robbie Ferguson for today's Coffee Break are bp9, Peter Lewis, Solbu, agamotto, Ron Morrissette, and Bo Lechnowsky.

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  • S01E33
  • April 22, 2020

Coffee Break - April 22, 2020

Today's Coffee Break is extra special because this is the day Category5 returns! bp9 has received a rather exciting shipping notification from PINE64, and we'll chat about laptop batteries and refurbishing them, plus bp9's loathing of built-in batteries and why Robbie agrees with him. Solbu has a use for a button that many of us have seen but never used, and Amazon is going to be releasing a very expensive TV series based in the realm of Lord of The Rings. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Ron Morrissette, Solbu, bp9 and Peter Lewis, with a quick visit from Bo and Rosemary Lechnowsky.

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  • S01E32
  • April 21, 2020

Coffee Break - April 21, 2020

Robbie's dealing with an EOL UPS battery as he cables up the new studio, Peter's UPS is made of wood, bp9 is fighting The Phantom of The Opera earworms, MP3 bitrates vs lossless audio files, listening to MP3 in the car and Solbu has determined that the Evolution project is indeed still being maintained. Robbie Ferguson is joined today by bp9, Solbu, Peter Lewis, MarshMan and Ron Morrissette, with a brief visit by MiniMarsh and Erik.

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  • S01E31
  • April 20, 2020

Coffee Break - April 20, 2020

Nobody can quite make sense of shipping times these days, closing your source code isn't security, open source could lead to others helping you fix your code, and Peter is working on coding his own game using Lazarus in Linux. Robbie got a live broadcast out on Sunday (for Jenn Wagar's church) and is getting back into the weekly routine of Category5 Technology TV and shares his concern over the future of the Community Coffee Break. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Peter Lewis, Solbu, Lanceman 63, bp9 and MarshMan.

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  • S01E30
  • April 19, 2020

Coffee Break - April 19, 2020

Robbie's got the new LED lighting units and is working hard to have the studio ready, the cats are taking over, bp9 has already got the clock face for PineTime working, Peter has ordered a watch that uses the beep tones of the atomic clock to set the time automatically, the weather will soon change to warmer temperatures. Robbie Ferguson is joined today by MarshMan, Lanceman 63, Solbu, Peter Lewis, bp9, GWG and Eric.

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  • S01E29
  • April 18, 2020

Coffee Break - April 18, 2020

Phantom of The Opera is broadcasting the full stage musical this weekend, Peter's got a problem accessing an old samba server, Robbie's got a busy weekend in preparation for the return of Category5, bp9 reveals a flaw in Robbie's plan to determine the pixel size of the PinePhone but Robbie has a wacky idea, a cost-saving idea for mounting the new studio lighting, bp9 recommends a PC PSU for the SBC server, and Robbie is e-wasting an old server. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Solbu, Ron and Eleanor Morrissette, bp9, Peter Lewis, along with MarshMan, MiniMarsh and MarshmanGF.

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  • S01E28
  • April 17, 2020

Coffee Break - April 17, 2020

Bo has discovered a flaw in Robbie's 1U SBC server arrangement, and Sasha has quit her job to move far, far away. But there's hope as she plans to put together a socially distant studio space. Joining Robbie Ferguson for Coffee Break today are Sasha Rickman, Ron Morrissette, bp9, Peter Lewis, MarshMan, Bo Lechnowsky and Solbu.

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