Robbie and Christa announce your chance to win a year supply of Eco Alkalines batteries, and offer a couple Pogoplug devices to give away. Many viewer questions are addressed. Lag on the streaming server unfortunately placed an unexpected delay on features, so viewer interaction was restricted, but a make-good episode will take place next week.
Notes: Regretfully, tonight's show experienced severe video lag. We determined after the show that the delay for viewers was upwards of 23 minutes. The unfortunate thing is, this meant when Robbie requested people call the phone, nobody called--until several minutes later when they finally heard him say it. Also, nobody signed on to Click Race, since nobody knew it was going on until about 20 minutes after Robbie announced it. We have never experienced such extreme video lag, and hope that it was an isolated issue with the Internet or Justin.tv.
Christa opens up the CATPHONE, however due to a 23-minute video lag, calls did not come in until well after the request. (sorry gang!)
Robbie and Christa talk about HP's decision to shut down their PC/tablet manufacturing arm.
Viewer Question: I installed Scientific Linux but it doesn't load a GUI when you boot. What can I do?
Viewer Question: What is the average wage for a junior web developer?
Viewer Question: Annoyance from Georgia calls in via the CATPHONE and asks about a microphone issue he's having with Ubuntu 10.10. His mic isn't working in Linux, but works fine in Windows.
Introducing Click Race, an exciting new contest on Category5 which puts several viewers head-to-head in a race where the winner gets an incredible prize. Regretfully, due to the huge video lag this evening, viewers did not receive the information about it until after the show ended, and suddenly started logging in to the race (see the chat logs below starting at 8:12pm).
Viewer Comment: If I had paid $650 for a TouchPad, I'd be very angry that they marked it down to $100.
Robbie realizes at this point that lag is a serious issue, but expects the delay to only be a few minutes. Turns out it was a 24 minute lag.
Viewer Comment: When we call the CATPHONE, it says voicemail is full.
Announcing the new poll to vote for the best name for Space Fish. The winning entry will receive a Pogoplug and 300 viewer points.
Robbie suggests users do not use dictation software to play Click Race.