Pump Up The Volume

  • Episode 239
  • April 17, 2012
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Robbie and Hillary look at the iFrogz BOOST Near-Field Audio speaker and answer a slew of viewer questions.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Eco Alkalines, Garden Gate Farms and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Hillary and her spandex.
  • Congratulations to Agamotto for getting a new job.
  • {play 3:30}Viewer Postcards. Thanks to invinciblemutant who sent a postcard from Malaysia.
  • {play 5:33}Viewer Testimonials.
  • {play 7:53}Viewer Voicemail.
  • {play 10:58}Viewer Questions.
  • Viewer Question: Is it possible to have my external IP on my panel or desktop so I can see it easily without having to go to a web site?
  • Viewer Comment: The new Category5 web site (V3) is very fast, even on my cellphone!
  • Creating a bash script to automatically grab your external IP address from externalip.net and generate a conky script to display your IP address on your Linux desktop.
  • Adding a script as a cronjob (scheduled task) in Linux using crontab.
  • Installing conky on Linux using apt-get.
  • Adding an application to auto start (startup applications) in Linux.
  • Viewer Question: I'm having some problems with my Realtek RTL8139D network card. How do I get rid of the netrom bootmenu?
  • Viewer Question: How do I add WhatPulse to auto start in Ubuntu?
  • The issue with WhatPulse and Synergy.
  • {play 28:57}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • {play 33:43}The Category5 branded USB Flash Drive.
  • {play 38:05}Hillary is rough with her gear.
  • {play 39:58}Hardware Feature: The new BOOST Near-Field Audio amplifying speaker from iFrogz.com lets you pump up the volume of your iDevice without wires, wifi or pairing.
  • Robbie and Hillary test the iFrogz BOOST speaker with the iPod Touch 4 (success) and HTC phone (fail).
  • Viewer Question: I'm using TightVNC to connect to my virtual machine. Using the web browser interface, I don't get the VirtualBox popup. Is this normal?
  • Viewer Question: How do I get my VirtualBox server to see my unRAID server?
  • Viewer Question: Do I need to setup a workgroup on my unRAID server to access it from my Windows computers?
  • Robbie awards random viewer points to the first 3 viewers in the chat room that don't have Apple devices.
  • Robbie's story about a lady who got a virus on her new Windows computer.
  • Linux is a viable alternative OS to Microsoft Windows.
  • {play 57:09}Contest Details: Win a year supply of Eco Alkalines batteries!

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Hillary Rumball

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