Viewer Question Extravaganza

  • Episode 193
  • May 31, 2011
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Robbie and Christa go through a handful of viewer questions, and say hello to viewers from all over the world.

Notes:
When Robbie said the "Logitech Wingman", he meant Trackman. Trackman Wireless in fact.
This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson, Christa Wells and Hillary Rumball present in studio.
  • Robbie talks weather.
  • Viewer Photos: Three viewers submitted photos of the way they watch Category5 TV. Congratulations to Dan Murphy, JOWar and Shauliv who each get 100 Viewer Points.
  • Viewer Comment: I found Category5 TV on Miro, and have been following the web development series. I feel lucky to have Category5 as a resource.
  • Viewer Question: Do you see any point in using a Swap partition on a modern Linux system? With as much RAM as modern computers have, is there any point?
  • Viewer Comment: With regards to creating and sharing an .ISO file of a DVD set of Category5 TV, that sounds great!
  • Viewer Question: If I use an external hard drive for my security system with 8 cameras, will it work? How many days will that hold?
  • Viewer Question: Do you have a preferred filesystem, and if so, why?
  • Viewer Question: A long time ago you showed how to use Synaptic Package Manager to add special effects like "flames" to the Linux desktop. Can we still do this in the modern Linux?
  • Viewer Question: Do you know of a software way to emulate a Comm port via a USB port?
  • Robbie demonstrates Category5 Viewer Locations and gives shouts out to viewers from all over the world.
  • Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
  • The silly faces game.
  • Viewer Comment: Robbie's headset microphone drives me nuts.
  • Viewer Comment: The microphone sounds great!
  • Robbie talks about his quest to improve ergonomics in the workplace.
  • Viewer Comment: I user a WACOM tablet to help me with my severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Robbie reveals that he suffers from Ulnar Nerve Entrapment.
  • QWERTY vs. Dvorak keyboard layouts, and the challenge Robbie faces in switching.
  • Viewer Question: Is there any way to make a Ustream window display without the webpage border?
  • The Category5 TV viewer-voted Top 10 list is powered by your votes! Register on the web site and click the stars on each episode to vote.
  • Viewer Comment: I used to use one of the Microsoft Natural keyboards and I'd definitely recommend it.
  • Viewer Question: I'm making a Wikia.com page for making a Canadian TV guide online. I have a table in there that I'd like to populate, and want to have a drop down table. Do I have to edit all pages, or can I use a database, or?
  • Christa's making faces at the camera.
  • Viewer Question: Which desktop system do you suggest I buy?
  • Viewer Question: What kind of UPS do you have?
  • Viewer Comment: I had an APC UPS that caught fire as soon as I plugged it in.
  • Viewer Question: Why did you say there was an issue regarding EXT4 and battery backup UPS's? What do you mean?

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Christa Wells

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