Running Planet Calypso on Old Hardware

  • Episode 164
  • November 9, 2010
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Robbie demonstrates how to get Planet Calypso working on old hardware. Hillary Rumball returns to the show in the role of News Correspondent, directly from school. We take more qualifiers for the upcoming draw for the Brother MFC-J615W all-in-one printer.

Notes:
Eric's "Scavenger Hunt" was not alcohol related (as the chat room suggested)! He was requested to pick up the poppies (the red flowers) to show our support for our veterans with the upcoming Remembrance Day / Veterans Day.
This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso.

Topics Covered:

  • Greetings to Hillary Rumball and John Van Noort of the Category5 TV team.
  • John's microphone's alien babies, and testing with new Eco Alkaline batteries.
  • Eric and the beard.
  • Viewer Question:  I need to be able to Skype video conference using Ustream.  Could you suggest how I could wire this?
  • How Robbie makes Skype work on Category5 TV.
  • Viewer Comment:  Your suggestions last week with regards to getting my old computer to boot into Ubuntu Linux worked perfectly.  Thanks!
  • Viewer Question:  Can you pronounce "Bash" for me?
  • Greetings to new viewers.
  • Viewer Question:  You spoke about formatting hard drives not actually removing the data.  Will removing the partition remove the data?
  • Viewer Comment:  You could use the dd command to randomize sectors of your hard drive.
  • Viewer Comment:  The PartedMagic boot CD is a very good partition, backup and data recovery tool based on Ubuntu.
  • Robbie's thoughts about donating to helpful services.
  • Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom with host Hillary Rumball.
  • Feature:  Making Planet Calypso work on older hardware.
  • Viewer Comment:  I have a 7300 SE.
  • Category5 TV owns some vehicles on Planet Calypso to take viewers on excursions.
  • Viewer Comment:  Remember, you may still want to turn down your avatar and other settings in busy areas on Planet Calypso.
  • Robbie gives Eric a really hard time over his tweeting, or lack thereof.
  • Recent Tweets.  Featuring tweets from: @kidderic, @Mark_thetrigeek, @jonobacon, @cocopuffz, @robbieferguson, @Malenthis.
  • Why the Pogoplug is such an exceptional device.
  • Viewer Question:  Is there a new version of Pogoplug?
  • Viewer Question:  Does the Pogoplug Pro support USB 3?
  • Viewer Comment:  The Pogoplug Pro has been out for at least a month.
  • Viewer Question:  No GiMP tips today?
  • How to win a Brother MFC-J615W all-in-one printer from Brother Canada and Category5 TV.

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

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