Category5 Technology TV

is creating Tech-Centric Video Content and Maker Projects

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Crewman 3rd Class

Limited (1 of 8 remaining)
$3
per month
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As a low-ranking member of the Category5 fleet, you gain access to the exclusive data stream. This includes private access to our LIVE SESSIONS and posts that reveal insider secrets about what's going on behind the scenes. Once you've spent some time in training, be sure to apply for promotion and move yourself through the ranks.

Includes:
  • Live Sessions
Includes Discord benefits

Ensign

Limited (30 of 50 remaining)
$5
per month
Welcome to the fleet!

As a member of the Category5 fleet, you gain access to the exclusive data stream. This includes private access to our LIVE SESSIONS, both live and on-demand and posts that reveal insider secrets about what's going on behind the scenes.

Includes:
  • Play Minecraft Java on our server
  • Live Sessions + On-Demand
Includes Discord benefits

Shuttle Pilot

Limited (6 of 15 remaining)
$10
per month
Let's fly!

The pilot's life is a busy one, and since you can't always watch live, we record it for you so you can tune in when you're planetside. Not only do you get access to the exclusive data stream, but you can also intercept the weekly LIVE SESSIONS both live and on-demand. We'll also send you videos before they are sent over subspaceYou'll also gain access to insider content featuring all the top secret activity that's happening behind the scenes.

Includes:
  • Early Access to Category5 TV episodes
  • Play Minecraft Java on our server
  • Live Sessions + On-Demand
Includes Discord benefits

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About Category5 Technology TV

Category5 Technology TV is Robbie Ferguson's YouTube show. Through it, he creates and shares free content. To do this costs a lot of money, and your support helps him to continue creating.

Here are a few of the projects Robbie gives away for free through Category5 Technology TV:

  • Category5 Technology TV
    The video content itself. Tech-centric web-based videos. Established in 2007, with multiple new videos every week. Beyond the tech features, tutorials and how-tos, we also feature the week's tech news.
  • NEMS Linux
    A free, highly customized and "improved" implementation of Nagios Core for asset monitoring on home or enterprise networks.
  • Pinecraft Installer
    Making it easy to get up and running with a high-performance Minecraft server on single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi 4.
  • Catching Nuance
    Robbie's wife writes short stories, with a particular focus on Canadian folklore. Together they created a video series that turns them into documentary-style videos.
  • PlexPi
    A Plex Server implementation for Raspberry Pi. This is something that Robbie would like to be able to dedicate more time to as it is out of date, but has a lot of potential.
  • Nebulinux
    A personal cloud distro for ODROID CloudShell2. This is a coming project Robbie is working on and will be releasing on Category5 Technology TV.
  • Baldnerd SBC Build Bases
    Vanilla Debian server distros to use as a build-base for many different single board computers. Robbie typically releases the new stable version of Debian at least 3-4 months before it becomes available through official channels.
  • Lastline Backup
    A firmware for NAS Units that converts a standard NAS into a ransomware-protected backup device for write-only backups with daily retention. This is a coming project Robbie is working on which will be released on Category5 Technology TV.
Plus miscellaneous tools such as:

  • currentip.xyz
    A programmatic "what is my IP" service that isn't cluttered with ads and cruft.
  • Set Linux Date and Time Nerdgasm
    A helpful tool to generate Linux CLI copy-and-paste code to set the date and time of any Linux system.

Like what Robbie's doing? Want to see more, and keep these projects going strong? Please become part of our fleet!

Help us build the Category5 Fleet!

As part of our fleet you are helping us bring Category5 Technology TV to the galaxy! Depending on the tier you select, you'll gain access to our exclusive LIVE SESSIONS (live, un-edited viewing of video shoots at our studio), the data feed (private, Patron-only posts that share insight into what's going on behind the scenes), early access to video releases as well as the Vlog. Higher ranking officers will even receive their name in the show's credit roll. Check out the available tiers for more info.

Category5 Technology TV focuses on Linux, open source, maker tech, 3D printing, cool gadgets and so much more! With new videos every week and all back-episodes available, Category5 is an exciting, interactive community broadcast.
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