Viewer Question Extravaganza

  • Episode 237
  • April 3, 2012

Robbie and Eric work through a slew of viewer questions, give away a copy of Telestream Wirecast and announce our Earth Day giveaway contest. Eric also plays a live set of original songs.

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The Enterprise NCC-1701-D is 642.5 Meters long. Nowhere near Robbie's guess of 5 kilometres, but still, pretty big.
This episode is sponsored in part by: Eco Alkalines, Garden Gate Farms and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Toughts about Earth Hour vs. Earth Day.
  • {play 8:59}Viewer picture from Afghanistan.
  • {play 12:11}Viewer Questions
  • Viewer Question: How can I use SFTP with Filezilla Client, and also how do I connect to my site by SSH?
  • Category5 does its hosting with Dreamhost.
  • Why you'd choose SFTP over FTP when transferring files to and from your web server.
  • Connecting to SSH via the Linux terminal, even if it is hosted on an odd port.
  • Viewer Question: What is the easiest way to backup my entire Debian system in such a way that if I have a crash, I can restore the entire computer quickly?
  • The alternative version vs "free" version of Clonezilla.
  • Why you'd use Ethernet instead of WiFi when creating an image of your computer.
  • Understanding the difference between an image and an incremental backup.
  • Viewer Comment: As people are asking about accessing the old Category5 TV episodes, I thought I'd point you toward the Wayback Machine's archive of the site located on
  • {play 26:03}Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Thoughts about BlackBerry.
  • {play 31:54}Announcing our Earth Day giveaway in partnership with Eco Alkalines batteries.
  • Eric is annoyed at all the junk he gets on Facebook.
  • Greetings to those joining us in the chat room.
  • Viewer Question: I just upgraded my VirtualBox, but now I can't get Mint to go fullscreen. It's just a square in the middle of the screen. Why can't I get it to fill the screen?
  • {play 42:38}Wirecast giveaway! Congratulations to Jens Jarke!
  • {play 44:22}Live Musical Performance. Eric Kidd takes the stage and plays a couple original tunes.
  • Announcing our upcoming feature which will save you a ton of money.
  • The Category5 studio line is 254-5-CAT5TV
  • Send in your postcards!

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

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