A Year of Batteries and a Browser-Based Photoshop Alternative

  • S05E01
  • September 27, 2011

Robbie Ferguson and Christy Burton (Van Noort) demonstrate a web-based Photoshop alternative that lets you edit images directly in your browser window with a professional image editor. Lionel Lalonde from Eco Alkalines joins the on-air team to award a year supply of eco-friendly batteries to a lucky viewer. Also, looking at a GUI front-end for lshw, a Linux tool that shows you detailed information about your computer hardware.

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

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Christy Burton (Van Noort) present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario. Lionel Lalonde is our guest from Eco Alkalines batteries.
  • Christy and John avoided do-it-yourself projects today, just in case.
  • Weather reports have been upgraded to an overview map of viewer locations.
  • Christy tries to get some weather in there.
  • Viewer Pictures: Congratulations to Dave Maydew who gets 100 viewer points, and Leland who gets 25 viewer points.
  • Viewer Question: Do you know of any open source search engines? It would be great for the Linux community to support its own search engine.
  • Sphider allows you to host your own search engine, and Category5 has a Sphider-based search system in place.
  • Category5 TV is celebrating 4 years on air.
  • Viewer Question: I would like to have a CSS ID that has a transparent background color. How can this be accomplished?
  • Viewer Comment: My Android issue was resolved thanks to Gadwil and Pyrosrock in the Category5 forum.
  • Viewer Question: Revisiting Alexandra's Question—How can I mount my Windows "My Documents" folder into Linux so I have access to it on both platforms in a dual boot environment? [Visit Wiki]
  • Viewer Comment: Thanks for the great stop-motion video contest! I love it! Here's my setup and what I've been doing to produce my voiceover. [Photo]
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Feature: Obtaining and running lshw-gtk, which is a GUI front-end for the popular lshw tool. This GUI application reveals a ton of hardware information on Linux.
  • Special Guest: Lionel Lalonde from Eco Alkalines joins Robbie in studio to discuss the actual eco-friendly nature of their batteries, and what it means.
  • How Eco Alkalines are more environmentally friendly than other batteries.
  • Why rechargeable batteries are in fact not the most earth-friendly choice.
  • Explaining the performance of the Eco Alkaline battery.
  • Eco Alkalines are a green battery, but you don't have to pay a premium for this eco-friendly product.
  • Where viewers can buy Eco Alkalines batteries.
  • Giveaway: Robbie and Lionel award a year supply of Eco Alkalines batteries. Congratulations to @mutanttasking on Twitter—InvincibleMutant in our chat room.
  • Software Demonstration: Using the Pixlr online photo editor in place of Photoshop.
  • Robbie suggests using Prism to make Pixlr operate just like a standard application. Prism works on any platform.
  • The correct pronounciation of sepia.
  • Announcing the installation of fibre optic lines at the Category5.TV studio for Season 5.
  • Announcing the official live broadcast of the building of the new broadcast system.

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