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Episode 212 — Enhancing the Linux Clipboard

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Originally aired on October 11th, 2011.

Starring: Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd.

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This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Music Pro Barrie, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Mmm, coffee.
  • Halloween costumes and Eric. http://cat5.tv/costumes
  • Viewer Comment: Eric looks like a banana.
  • Viewer Comment: No, no. Eric looks like a canary.
  • Viewer Question: Do you think Jodie Foster looks like Hillary Rumball?
  • Viewer Question: How do I get into the Category5 community chat room?
  • Using the Category5 TV chat room (powered by Freenode) via our web-based chat application, Empathy, and Pidgin.
  • Robbie and Eric share their experience with reCAPTCHA's audio version.
  • Adding an IRC service to Empathy or Pidgin for chatting in the Category5 TV community chat room.
  • Joining the Category5 TV community chat room using Empathy and Pidgin.
  • Installing Pidgin Instant Messenger on Linux using Synaptic Package Manager.
  • Viewer Question: I love your mobile web site. Do you have to know PHP in order to create something like that?
  • How Google sometimes messes up your search results by correcting your spelling.
  • Obtaining a framework for your mobile web site: looking at iWebKit and jQTouch.
  • Eric's Question: Does iWebKit and jQTouch only work on Apple i* devices?
  • The Category5 TV Mobile site works great on Apple i* devices, BlackBerry devices, Android devices, and more!
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Invinciblemutant received the Eco Alkalines batteries and a Category5 TV team poster.
  • Viewer Comment: I love Ubuntu 11.10 so far—it's working perfectly on both my computers. Here are some pictures from Sweden.
  • Viewer Question: You are so bald. You make good french fries. How do you make triangles in the GIMP?
  • Using the GNU Image Manipulation Program to create symetrical triangles.
  • Featured Software: Robbie obtains and demonstrates Glipper—a nice clipboard manager (ala Klipper?) for the Gnome desktop which provides an easy-to-use clipboard history.
  • Setting an application to auto-load at computer startup. (It appears Glipper automatically adds itself, so this step may not be necessary for some users).
  • Don't forget: Ubuntu 11.10 is being released this Thursday. How many will be downloading and installing it?
  • Viewer Question: Does anyone here use Nagios?
  • Viewer Question: I've not heard too much about Ubuntu 32-bit vs. 64-bit, but the download page recommends 32-bit. Do you know why this is, since it seems the 64-bit version should be the better option?
  • Viewer Comment: I'm watching from Israel where it's 2am.
  • The new Category5 TV photo gallery.
  • Viewer Question: How do I revert from Gnome to Unity on Ubuntu 11.04? (unfortunately not enough time to answer this; will hope to help the viewer on next week's show).

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