Viewer Question Extravaganza

  • Episode 261
  • September 18, 2012
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Robbie and Christa go through the mail bag and offer answers to a wide variety of viewer questions; from how we use Skype for interviews to obtaining a web design template.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Netflix, Eco Alkalines and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Christa Wells present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • We're one week away from our 5th Anniversary Celebration.
  • {play 7:24}Viewer Postcards.
  • The prizes we'll be giving away at our 5th Anniversary Celebration.
  • {play 14:41}Viewer Questions.
  • Reviewing a previous question: Where can I get a web site template (as answered by Garbee): Thoughts about server-side languages such as PHP as opposed to flat HTML files.
  • Viewer Question: I have an old laptop with a bad hard drive. I can't seem to find a hard drive to replace the defective one. Could I just run Macpup on a flash drive as a permanent solution?
  • Viewer Question: Having watched the H+ interview on last week's show, it made me wonder what it would be like if you were to let viewers come on the show from the chat room. What do you think?
    Robbie also discusses some of the exciting upcoming ways we'll be increasing interaction between viewers and the on-air portion of the show.
  • {play 29:32}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Thanks to Roy W. Nash for his contributions to the show by submitting weekly news stories to the Newsroom.
  • {play 38:15}Why Robbie and Christa love Netflix enough to cancel Cable TV.
    • Viewer Comment: Netflix is great if you love old TV shows.
    • Netflix is not just old shows anymore: a ton of new movie releases and growing number of current shows.
  • {play 41:38}Robbie's thoughts on the availability of "cheaper" tablets (non iPad).
  • Viewer Question: I'm a brand new viewer and beginner Linux user. I was wondering, what is the difference between the various file managers and terminals?
  • Viewer Comment: Well wishes for our 5th anniversary from Guru during Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year).
  • Viewer Question: I would like to convert an old Windows 2003 server to a Linux server so staff can access the printer and so-on. Is it Samba4 or a Turnkey Linux Domain Controller that I need?
    • Installing "Sharing Service" (Samba) on Ubuntu by simply choosing to share a folder.
  • Viewer Question: I am now 100% Linux! I'm using Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon. How do I get Compiz to work?

Links to Relevant Web Sites:

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Christa Wells

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