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Answering Questions with Eric

  • Episode 155
  • September 7, 2010

Getting started with Panoramic Photography. Windows 7 on an SSD. Moving Program Files in Windows 7. Type of drives to purchase for a home RAID setup. Pronouncing words properly with the help of online tools. AMD to phase out the ATI brand. Launch Category5 Technology TV on your smartphone using a QR code. Toshiba recalls around 41,000 notebook computers. Ubuntu 10.10 is now available in beta.

Topics Covered:

  • Special Feature: Tali (Robbie's daughter) Goes to School.
  • How to say "Ubuntu". Oo-Boon-Too.
  • Viewer Comment: I notice you have struggled with pronunciation of words such as Diaspora. Here are some helpful links to help you say your words correctly: ... ... ...
  • Re-captcha audio is hillarious.
  • Eric has never used a chat room.
  • Viewer Question: What is the command to slap someone with a large trout?
  • Viewer Comment: Sound is in and out tonight.
  • Viewer Comment: Thank you for all you do for the Category5 community & in particular to the Linux community.
  • Viewer Question: I'm using an Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner and it errors out in Linux. Is there a way to fix this?
  • Viewer Question: What does Robbie's shirt say?
  • [Attempted] Feature: Panorarmic image production using free software. (Massive fail due to computer crash)
  • The usefulness of a panoramic image verses standard rectilinear images.
  • Robbie visits the Barrie waterfront to snap a panoramic image of the Spirit Catcher.
  • Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Robbie miractulously becomes Mr. Toshiba Head.
  • Creating panoramic images using a standard digital camera.
  • Availability of Hugin for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Installing Hugin with Synaptic Package Manager.
  • Loading images into Hugin Panorama Creator.
  • Using automated control points in Hugin to create a panorarmic image.
  • Viewer Comment: You can do a panoramic photo of a hockey game, but you need 6 cameras all shooting at the same time.
  • Enabling Photometrics crashes Robbie's computer. ;)
  • Viewer Comment: The knife portions of the Spirit Catcher actually fell off at one point in the past.
  • Viewer Question: I'm thinking about putting Windows on an SSD, but then all the programs and games on a separate drive. What size drive would I want to use?
  • Viewer Question: How do I move the "Program Files" folder off my C: drive?
  • Creating junctions on Windows 7.
  • Welcome to new viewers.
  • Viewer Question: Can you write a country song about an Android phone?
  • A little bit about Eric Kidd.
  • Category5.TV Studios now has a couch. A couple people can now join the show in-studio.
  • Viewer Question: Who is Eric?
  • Viewer Question: Do I need Western Digital's Time Limited Error Recovery for my RAID 1?

Links to Relevant Web Sites:

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Eric Kidd



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