Internet for Beginners... and Chocolate

  • Episode 281
  • February 5, 2013

It's almost Valentines Day! Robbie and Sasha talk to Belgian Master Chocolatier, Kevin Richards. Then, it's back to the basics with understanding web browsers, and what the address bar does.

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

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Sasha Dirmeitis present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario, with special guest, Belgian Master Chocolatier, Kevin Richards. Rachel Xu also makes a brief appearance.
  • {play 3:32}Linux users of Google Chrome receiving "Couldn't Load Plug-In" when accessing flash content can fix it by removing the PepperFlash folder...
    rm -R ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash
  • {play 6:26}Viewer Postcards from Isabel and John from Barbados.
  • {play 10:05}Special Guest: Belgian Master Chocolatier, Kevin Richards from Theobroma.
    • Becoming a Belgian Master Chocolatier.
    • What sets Theobroma chocolates apart.
    • Theobroma Chocolates are entirely hand made.
    • The Theobroma recipe process.
    • Using ink cartridges which are filled with cocoa butter instead of ink to print transfers to apply to chocolate.
    • Some chocolate makers add various ingredients simply for cosmetics, but that throws off the taste of the chocolate.
    • Some of the favorite flavours of Theobroma chocolates.
    • Contest: Win a box of Theobroma chocolates.
    • The taste test: The proper way to eat a gourmet truffle. Sasha Dirmeitis tests Theobroma's Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine truffle.
  • {play 28:09}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
  • {play 36:18}Rachel Xu pays a visit to the studio, because she wanted to taste some Theobroma fine chocolate.
  • {play 36:52}CD's, DVD's and Flash Media are not a reliable backup medium. Robbie demonstrates the degradation of a brand name CD-R disc after 7 years of storage.
  • {play 40:33}Feature: Internet Usage for Beginners - Part 1: The Web Browser. Learning the different uses between a web browser's Address Bar and Search functionality, and understanding how to use web site addresses more effectively.
    • What the Internet is... the "Information Super Highway".
    • What a web browser is, and why Internet Explorer is not "the Internet".
    • The out-of-the-box experience: Internet Explorer is busy, and a little overwhelming.
    • Why entering a web site address into the search field results in a list of web sites.
    • Understanding the Address Bar.
    • Changing the address in the Address Bar.
    • How to quickly highlight everything in your address bar.
    • Instantly launching a web site by entering its web site address into the Address Bar.
    • Comparing Internet Explorer with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, to show that each web browser is quite similar, and the functionality is generally the same.
    • Why using the Address Bar is perhaps safer than typing a web site address into search.
    • Using search effectively by typing in search keywords or the name of the company you are looking for.
  • {play 52:39}Security Alert: Phishing Scams can impact Windows, Mac and Linux users. In fact, even without a computer, you can be attacked with a phishing attack.
    • Phishing scams delivered by regular post don't depend on your computer, operating system, or browser, and cannot be stopped by your antivirus program.
    • Warning about the Domain Registry of Canada.
    • Looking at one of many phishing attacks that occur on Facebook (or other social media sites). Again, these types of attacks do not depend on Windows, or a particular browser, and most likely are not stopped by your antivirus.
  • Viewer Question: Does Theobroma ship their fine chocolates internationally? Yes!

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Sasha Dirmeitis


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