Month: December 2013

Your basic Chili

Seasoning Mix 4 tablespoons chili powder 2 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper Chili 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 1 tablespoon minced onion 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney …


Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Crock Pot: Chicken & Dumplings Ingredients: 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 2 tablespoons butter 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup 1 onion, finely diced 2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces Directions: Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water …


Asparagus Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Asparagus Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ingredients: 6-8 stalk asparagus (trimmed and cleaned) 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1 slice of your favorite Sargento’s 40 calorie cheese 2 slices of Sara Lee 45 calorie bread bread Parkay zero calorie butter Directions: 1. Toss the asparagus in the oil, salt and pepper. 2. Arrange …


XP Key Changer

This, just as the title implies, is a little tool that will display your current Windows XP product key and allow you to change that key when necessary. That’s the whole story, kids… DOWNLOAD  


MySQL Add-Ons

If you’re running MySQL on Windows there are a couple of free programs which can help you manage your databases right from your desktop. MySQL Workbench is a particularly feature-rich and intuitive program for working with your MySQL installation. The download, on this page, includes both MySQL Workbench and MySQL Front (another free MySQL management …


SQL Dump Splitter – a most amazing tool

So, a buddy of mine has a Magento site and I’d been hosting it for him (on my own server) for a number of years. Since Magento is incredibly slow, no matter where it’s hosted, my friend decided he’d try to optimize the thing by putting it on GoDaddy. The whole transfer process proved to …


Fix dwtrig20.exe issue with Office 2010

Office 2010 cannot find dwtrig20.exe – the fix Okay – I installed a “borrowed” copy of Office 2010 and kept getting installation failures.   The problem was that the installer could not find a file called “dwtrig20.dll”.  I surfed the web and found the following – it didn’t work, by itself, but it set me …


Adding a Samba User

Adding a Samba User To add a samba user follow these steps: [a] First, add Linux/UNIX user using the standard useradd/adduser command. [b] Then, use same user name to add to Samba share using smbpasswd command. Step # 1: Add a user “joe” to UNIX/Linux system adduser command adds user to the system according to …


XP updates broken…..

Okay….this has never happened before and I’ve installed XP about a thousand times -literally (I’ve run two computer stores over the last ten years). I installed XP, with service pack 3, earlier today. And, I’ve used this disc numerous times (VLK with service pack 3 slip streamed). I tried to do updates manually and the …


VirtualBox

Alright, then…..what do we have, here??? Vmware is great – and pricey, if you want a legit copy and (with support, etc.). But VirtualBox from Oracle appears – after just a wee bit of testing – to work very well, too. I suspect it has significantly less features but it offers you a great “sandbox”, …