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Weekly live digital TV show with Robbie Ferguson focused on topics of interest to tech minds. Ask your questions and get live answers. Recipient of 2014 and 2017 Top 100 Tech Podcasters award.

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External M.2 RAID 1, a USB Power Tester and Reminiscing About Radio Days

  • Episode 622
  • August 21, 2019
  • 336

Did you know Robbie and Jeff met when they worked at a radio station, and Jeff later sang on one of Robbie's CDs for his band? Not only will we reminisce about the past, but we'll also plan for the future with a RAID-capable USB 3.1 Rev 2 enclosure for M.2 drives. We also have a nifty USB tester that will tell us how many amps our Raspberry Pi is actually consuming.

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The IFTTT Connection to Silence of The Lambs

  • Episode 622
  • August 21, 2019
  • 154

What happens when the news anchor asks how to pronounce IFTTT (If This Then That)? A Silence of the Lambs reference, but of course.

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Sasha is away in Whistler, BC

  • Episode 599
  • March 13, 2019
  • 442

Sasha is off this week, but checked in from the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.

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Patron Hangout #1 - January 1, 2018

  • Episode 536
  • January 1, 2018
  • 640

Thanks to Bill, Shizu, Jeff, Sasha & Dave for joining me for our [small but mighty] first-ever Patron Exclusive Google Hangout! This will be a monthly event for Patrons who have opted for this reward. Looking forward to seeing it grow! And check out Bill's Raspberry Pi 3 cluster! WOOO!

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A weekly tech-centric news broadcast with a Linux bias (Part of Category5 Technology TV).

Top Stories for the Week of July 24, 2019

  • Episode 618
  • July 24, 2019
  • 100

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Personal data belonging to nearly all adults in Bulgaria has been stolen in a massive cyber-attack on the country's tax agency. - Microsoft's future in Germany is in question again as the German state of Hesse declared the use of Office 365 to be illegal within its schools. - Some early adopters of the Raspberry Pi 4, released on 24 June, are running into heat issues, especially with the official Pi 4 case making no provision for a heatsink or fan. - The Facebook app to keep kids from talking to strangers online fails its one job.

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Lizard Bortus Discovers The Pee Corner

  • Episode 618
  • July 24, 2019
  • 287

The Orville Interactive Fan Experience is available now, and we'll take an early tour of our favorite ship in the Union fleet. This fan-made game is absolutely free, and just goes to show how amazing The Orville fandom is. The talent that came together to create this game is mindblowing. Enjoy the tour!

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Our Hosts

Robbie Ferguson

Robbie founded The Category5 TV Network back in 2007. Originally it was just this one show: Category5 Technology TV, and it was built to provide free tech support to an audience over the Internet.

Well, things have grown since then, and Robbie not only hosts the tech show here, but also runs the technical aspects of the network—from video distribution to ensuring our web site is online and current.

Professionally, Robbie is a programmer focussed almost entirely on web-based solutions. He got his first computer (a Vic 20) when he was 4 years old, and has been a tinkerer (and breaker, and fixer) ever since.

His passion for tech comes together each week with his fun-loving care for people as he brings you another episode of his award-winning broadcast, Category5 Technology TV.

Robbie is married to author Bekah Ferguson, and together they have 3 wonderful children, a dog and a cat.

Sasha Dirmeitis

Sasha has been a part of the Cat5 team since season 5. Almost every single piece of tech knowledge she possesses is 100% thanks to being a part of the show.

Being a weekly addition to the team isn't all she does! Sasha also works full time at a very busy chiropractic clinic in Barrie... which is great, as her adjustments keep her healthy enough to enjoy her many pastimes: Walking, hiking, biking, rollerblading, badminton, and camping are a short list of the fun outdoor things Sasha loves most.

Want to know about her other passions? Playing PS4 games (Dark Souls especially) and watching Netflix documentaries with her soon-to-be husband, Dave.

There is nothing Sasha loves more than living life to the fullest every day, and that includes being a part of the Cat5 team!

Jeff Weston

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Kelsey Jensen

Kelsey was born on November 9th, 1996 in Langley, British Columbia and moved to Ontario when she was five with her family. She graduated from high school in 2014 then took an extra year because she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. After finally choosing social work, she then left to pursue that career at the University of Windsor where she is in her second year and enjoying every minute of it. She loves reading, watching Netflix, sleeping, eating, and hanging out with her friends. She also enjoys sitting on shelves and making weird faces on air.

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