Twitter and You

  • Episode 159
  • October 5, 2010

Setting up your very own Twitter account. RAID0 vs. RAID1. BlackBerry backups. Software suggestions when imaging your hard drive to a new device. Jot wins some Nanodots. Attendees at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference have voted to abolish Adobe's PDF standard. The FAA plans to offer grants for Spaceports. Google is resorting to old-school tactics to make the Internet faster: image compression. Planet Calypso is stepping things up for online gamers with new hovercrafts, motorboats, and a secure in-game voice chat system.

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This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso.

Topics Covered:

  • John is off sick tonight.
  • Eric and his bright red hockey jersey.
  • Eric plays with Nanodots for the first time.
  • Welcome to new viewers.
  • Robbie teases about the upcoming addition of chroma key on Category5.TV.
  • Viewer Question: I'd like to buy my first NAS, and the one I'm looking at supports either RAID0 or RAID1. Does RAID0 increase the chances of disk failure? If so, by how much?
  • How Robbie stores his data outside the actual computer.
  • Eric lost all his BlackBerry data after dropping his phone on the floor.
  • Viewer Comment: Eric should buy an Android device.
  • Lesson learned: backup your stuff. Often.
  • Viewer Question: I'd like to transfer my data onto a bigger harddrive. Should I use Clonezilla?
  • Viewer Question: What is another Linux distro worth trying?
  • Viewer Comment: The Radeon 200 is a legacy card.
  • The basic difference between the Standard and Alternative version of Clonezilla.
  • Viewer Question: What about using rsync to image your hard drive?
  • Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Thinking back to the story when some volunteers were going to send a rocket to space.
  • Feature: Setting up a Twitter account, and why you might want to.
  • Gordon Lightfoot dead, according to Twitter.
  • Some of the great features of Twitter.
  • Trying to figure out a username for Twitter.
  • reCAPTCHA's audio version is some kinda crazy.
  • Finalizing your Twitter account settings.
  • Creating your avatar / user image for Twitter with the GiMP.
  • Uploading your user image to Twitter.
  • Recent Tweets.
  • Prize giveaway: Nanodots.
  • Happy birthday, Alexander Keith.

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


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