Month: January 2014

Fixing broken AVI indexes

Recently I opened an .avi movie in VLC and the program indicated that the file’s index was broken. I’ve done very little in the way of video editing and, even now, I don’t completely understand what this means. I did understand, after a bit of Googling, that such files (with bad indexes) typically cannot be …


SPICY WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

Roasted cauliflower? Been there, done that. But roasting a whole head of cauliflower? Now we’ve got your attention. This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that’s as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation. Serve …


Webalizer notes…..(on XP)

Alright….this is something which I did not understand. I had just installed Apache and Webalizer but Webalizer was listing hits that covered that past year. That’s because the dns_cache.db file was old, and, had been copied from another server. If you want to start fresh with Webalizer reports, you need to run a command like …


Enabling multi-site setup on WordPress

This pretty well sums up what you do….. A couple of notes: The first thing you need to do is add the following code to the wp-config.php file, right above the line that tells you to stop editing: define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true); This worked when I did as the video suggests – using a sub-directory, not a …


Jimi King Show – SkyFM – 01-19-14

Just some nice listening music…. From Jimi King’s website……. Hi there I’m Jimi King. I’ve been involved in the media for over 40 years. Much of that in radio, but I have also recorded voiceovers for all types of media, including TV & film.Since 2001 I have become heavily involved in Internet radio and am …


Amazing Power Foods for Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is officially here. Public health officials say the best way to prevent the flu is to receive an annual flu vaccine, but doctors say there are lifestyle adjustments you can make to reduce your chance of getting ill — and help you recover faster if you do contract a virus. Wash …


‘It was home:’ Flint’s Ambassador Bar closes its doors for last time

FLINT, MI — On Jan. 13, Karen Hubbard sat on her fiance’s lap on a piano bench at the back of the Ambassador Bar, and leaned her head against his. There was a time when even at 7 a.m. you couldn’t find a seat in the place, she said, when the final whistle had sounded …


MySQL on XP – auto login batch file

@ECHO OFF “C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\bin\mysql.exe” “–defaults-file=C:\Program Files\ MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\my.ini” “-uroot” “-pPASSWORD” The above was copied from a working batch file, but, failed to work when I tired it recently. The following worked: @ECHO OFF cd “C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\bin\” mysql.exe “–defaults-file=C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\my.ini” “-uroot” “-pYOUR_PASSWORD” Update For reasons I don’t understand, that …


Risotto Primavera

Risotto Primavera YIELD:Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp butter 1 onion, finely chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice or carnaroli rice 1 cup white wine 2 cups hot vegetable stock for the slow cooker (3 cups for the traditional method) 1/2 …


Amish Cinnamon Bread

No kneading, you just mix it up and bake it Batter: 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda Cinnamon/sugar mixture: 2/3 cups sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Directions Cream together butter, 2 cups …