Viewer Question Extravaganza - Overdrive Edition

  • Episode 238
  • April 10, 2012

Robbie and Eric attack a full inbox with the first ever "Overdrive" edition of Viewer Question Extravaganza, answering a non-stop array of your questions.

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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.
  • Viewer Pictures BriMurray sent in a picture of him "on break" in his courier van.
  • Viewer Postcards EightMilesFromT.J sent in a postcard from California, USA.
  • {play 8:37}Viewer Questions
  • Viewer Question: You used Synaptic Package Manager to install the DJL game manager a few weeks ago, but I can't find it on Kubuntu 11.10. How can I get it on this version of Ubuntu?
    To add the GetDeb Games PPA:{code}wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb oneiric-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'{/code}From
  • {play 14:12}Eco Alkalines draw announcement. Hotlink:
  • Viewer Question: Is there an open source drive image software that I can run on a live server without having to shut it down?
  • Using DD to image (backup) an entire hard drive, sector-by-sector, and why you need to save that image on a separate drive.
  • Viewer Question: Where can you buy Eco Alkalines batteries?
  • Viewer Question: It would have been nice to have an app to watch you show on my Android device.
  • {play 30:23}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • {play 36:00}Send in your postcards.
  • {play 36:47}Viewer Question: My girlfriend and I are web page developers, and we love your series on PHP programming. We have a script for our online radio station which allows listeners to make a request which is meant to send an email to the DJ, but it is not working. Can you help?
  • Looking at the code provided by our viewer and assessing the security and why it doesn't work for the user.
  • Some serious security exploits in the file provided by our viewer. (Note: watching this after the fact I realize the file output is a SEVERE security risk. You're outputting to .php files, and using a register_globals environment. What that means is, I could do ?content=;exec('rm -rf ~'); from my browser and wipe out your home folder.)
  • Viewer Comment: The form itself was working fine, but it was only sending the email to the listener, but not the DJ.
  • The dangers of PHP register_global and why it was removed (see my note above).
  • Figuring out why this PHP script only mails to the sender, but not the recipient.
  • Viewer Question: Is it possible to download recorded videos from a Bell PVR to an iPad first-gen?

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


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