Who is the Bald Nerd?

Robbie Ferguson, Category5 Technology TV

Season 6 Portrait of Robbie Ferguson, host of Category5 Technology TV

Robbie Ferguson is a web application programmer and customer support enthusiast. He is the host of Category5 Technology TV.

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3 thoughts on “Who is the Bald Nerd?

  1. Encryption does not hide files, it just makes the contents unreadable…password is saved on the computer. The use of a third party encryption program is what any person should get. File encryption aka cryptography…

  2. First, Great shows!
    My wife and I have been watching CAT5 TV for about a year and you and your crew are probably the best thing on TV (other than Last Man Standing).

    I started using Linux in 92, Yggdrasil Revision B. Still have the 5.25, 3.5 floppies and a couple of CDs for it and the 93 and 94 releases.

    I’d been using UNIX/C since the late 70s and in the mid 80s got hired as a contractor at ATT Murray Hill.

    Sort of a dream job for a programmer but I prayed for a free version of UNIX I could install at home. I was using MKS Tools at home and work on the MS desktops which help me learn many of the tools I’d normally never look at.

    I did have a couple of ATT 3Bs we were developing for but they weren’t good development systems. I’d build everything on my MS desktop using the tools for the DSP32C and DSP16.

    I tried using MINIX (I think that’s what it was called) and ported a few tools from GNU but then I saw the LINUX ad in BYTE, kilobaud, or one of the other PC magazines and
    my prayer was answered.

    Linux was a little harder to install back then but well worth the effort because it had X.

    I moved to Slackware for several years and eventually to Red Hat and Fedora. I’ve been using CentOS for about 6 years because that’s what the companies I worked for use.

    I understand your enthusiasm for LINUX. I used some of the early IBM systems, UNIVAC, GE, RCA, and others while employed as a civil servant. The Federal government can be like working in a museum when it comes to tech.

    Sorry, just wanted to tell you we love your shows but I’m old and most old men will think they are interesting and bore the heck out of you.

  3. Why would I need a Microsoft account? Is it important that I have one?

    Computing since 1989 and never had a Microsoft account.

    Thanks.

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