• Episode 675
  • March 5, 2021

Minecraft Zombie Grinder XP Farm: Gain XP and Loot! NO REDSTONE

Continuing our Minecraft player series, Jeff shows how to build and use a Zombie or Skeleton Grinder machine to get a ton of loot and player experience (XP) with next to no effort (two bare-handed hits).

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  • Episode 674
  • March 2, 2021

Category5 Lockdown Response: A Message from Robbie Ferguson

Our studio has once again been placed under a state of emergency lockdown. The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to close their doors, and we don't want to be one of those. In order to ensure the longevity of our show -- our business -- Robbie Ferguson, owner of the Category5 TV Network, must take swift and decisive action. In this statement, Robbie will speak about what is happening, what is changing and why, and how viewers can participate in fun ways during this time of necessary change.

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  • Episode 673
  • February 23, 2021

3D Printer Paid For Itself! 3D Printed Server Upgrade Saved Hundreds!

When the SSD upgrade in our Dell server resulted in amber lights on all drives, Robbie consulted Kingston's Mark Noland who pointed out the issue as the 2.5-inch drive adapters. So Robbie hit the 3D printer and found he could create better adapters that cost so much less than the purchased ones that he nearly offsets the expense of having purchased a 3D printer in the first place.

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  • Episode 672
  • February 14, 2021

Turn Your Face Into A Billboard! App-Controlled LED Face Mask with Bluetooth

This Bluetooth-enabled face mask lets you create pixel art, scrolling text and even animations on a face mask. The app includes several pre-programmed graphics, and it's easy to send any of them to the mask wirelessly. It's gimmicky, yes, but it's a boatload of fun and always surprising to those who see it.

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  • Episode 673
  • February 12, 2021

新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year!

新年快乐 / 新年快樂 Happy Chinese New Year from Category5 TV Community! We had a special celebration on our Raspberry Pi Minecraft server. ItsYaBoiHinger setup a redstone fireworks display with repeaters, dispensers and several stacks of rockets, and it went off without a hitch! What an incredible show. Stick around after the fireworks as a pair of Phantoms decided to crash our party.

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  • Episode 672
  • February 11, 2021

I Installed Minecraft... NOW WHAT? An Absolute Beginner Guide to Minecraft: Day 1

Loading Minecraft for the first time, you'll find yourself in a vast world with no tools and no guidance. Jeff takes us through the first steps to playing Minecraft, preparing a shelter to protect yourself from the monsters that come out at night.

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  • S14E08
  • January 30, 2021

Raspberry Pi 4 Minecraft Server Follow-Up Discussion + BONUS GAMEPLAY

Robbie and Jeff discuss their experience with the new Raspberry Pi 4 based Minecraft server, and what they can do to further enhance it. Complete with bonus gameplay, including the one momentary "glitch" that was experienced during more than an hour of multiplayer gameplay.

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  • S14E08
  • January 13, 2021

How to Setup Raspberry Pi 4 Minecraft Server That Works WITH GAMEPLAY

A Raspberry Pi 4 makes a powerful Minecraft server for you, your friends and family. Robbie shows how to use his custom Spigot installer script to build your own Minecraft Server, ready to play with only a few simple steps. To verify our success, Jeff and Robbie got all their kids to join at once, and played for more than an hour. Watch with us to see the results and to get a sense for how well this SBC-powered Minecraft server performs.

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  • S14E06
  • December 9, 2020

Amazing Performance Improvement in Old Server With Datacentre SSDs

It's time to upgrade the storage in our old server. Robbie sets out to see if he can genuinely tell the difference between his old spinning SAS drives and Kingston's DC500R SATA SSDs. Mark Noland from Kingston joins us to discuss the FIO benchmark results, how businesses of all sizes can benefit from the switch to SSD, and what's next to further improve storage performance in the server room. We'll also learn how datacentre drives differ from the standard SSD, and why Kingston's DC500 will outperform them long term.

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  • S14E05
  • November 18, 2020

Raspberry Pi 400 with Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop Official!

Raspberry Pi have released the Pi 400: a Pi keyboard that features a Raspberry Pi 4 built-in, with 4 GB RAM. We'll tear into the box, take a look at the out of box experience, and then boot up Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop, downloaded from Canonical's official site. Beyond the obvious functionality (such as Office suite), it plays YouTube well, supports Plex playback (even h265) after installing VLC, and can support DRM sites such as Netflix with support from the community. Is it a gimmic? Or is this the ideal kit for a maker who loves that old Commodore style "keyboard computer"?

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