Viewer Question Extravaganza and an iPad

  • Episode 203
  • August 9, 2011
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Robbie Ferguson sits down for a little one-on-one with the viewers, answering a wide assortment and large number of viewer questions. He also demonstrates the upcoming new version of the Category5 TV mobile site using an iPad.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Eco Alkaline Batteries, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson presents live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Welcome to new viewers.
  • Using the Category5 Viewer Location Map.
  • Why it's actually not creepy that Category5 keeps a Viewer Location Map.
  • How to make a yummy pot of iced coffee.
  • Robbie hides his identity since he actually got an iPad this week.
  • A demonstration of the upcoming Category5 Mobile Site Version 2.
  • Viewer Comment: The iPad is way too slow.
  • Robbie replaced the protective case for his iPod Touch with one that covers the Apple logo.
  • Viewer Comment: The iPad is nice, but a tablet based on Linux would be really nice.
  • Viewer Comment: Next thing you know, Robbie will be wearing an Apple shirt.
  • Viewer Comment: I'd take the iPad just so nobody else has to.
  • Viewer Question: Do you code PHP on the iPad?
  • Viewer Comment: I just bought an Archos tablet, and I am actually pretty dissappointed in it.
  • Viewer Pictures: Congratulations to brimurray (50 Points), Emiel and Zando (100 Points).
  • Viewer Question: When you say you're programming an app for the iPad, are you using Object-Oriented C?
  • Robbie explains what he is currently developing for the iPad/iPhone.
  • Viewer Question: Are you no Google+?
  • Why register on the Category5.TV web site.
  • Viewer Question: I found Category5 TV while looking for video editors. What do you use to capture DV on Linux? I've tried Kino, but it seems to lock up.
  • Warnings for users of digital video cameras with regards to file storage and protecting your video files and data.
  • How to get Robbie's attention in the chat room.
  • Viewer Question: Is there a way to use my Pogoplug for my Linux /home folder rather than storing it on my local hard drive?
  • Understanding what Pogoplug is, and perhaps what it isn't.
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Viewer Comment: My unRAID server changes IP addresses when it reboots, so if you were going to use it for a home folder, you'd need to set it to a static IP.
  • Viewer Question: Are you using an Intel i7 processor at this point?
  • Viewer Comment: The i7 supports ECC now!
  • Viewer Question: What is ECC?
  • Viewer Comment: If you'd like an easy way to fix your bootloader, check out Boot-Repair from Ubuntu.
  • Viewer Question: I bought a TouchPad 11. I am having problems accessing past show videos, or watching the current show on the device because the TouchPad doesn't support Flash playback. Is there a way to get it to work on your end?
  • Viewer Question: I can't seem to find Category5 TV on XBMC. Where do I find it? Do I have to install something?
  • Viewer Question: I'd like to install multiple desktop environments on Ubuntu without getting all the extra applications that are included with each DE. How can I do this?
  • Viewer Question: Could you show us how to make an actual drop-down menu for a web site?
  • Grabbing Son of Suckerfish to create a base for your drop-down menus, which can be entirely styled using CSS.
  • Why text-based menu systems such as Son of Suckerfish are better than graphical or Flash menus.
  • Viewer Question: A while ago, Robbie showed us a web site to generate a font from our own handwriting--it was very good. But I can't find it! Where can I find this? - Note: Here it is - youtube.com
  • Viewer Question: Synergy is a fantastic tool! I have a machine at home and one at my office, and a laptop I take with me. I'd like to make my laptop the main keyboard and mouse at both locations. Do you know how to make this happen?
  • Viewer Question: What is your id on Google+?
  • Viewer Question: What is AHCI? Do I need it in order to hot-swap my hard drives?

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson

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