Getting Spotify to Work on Ubuntu-based Linux in 2021

This was a trick One of the few online services for which I pay is Spotify. I enjoy the uninterrupted music, the podcasts, etc. And since I spend 95% of my time using Linux, I want it to work on Linux. I read a number of posts before I finally got the damned thing to …


Stand alone video player

No big shakes, here…. But, sometimes I like to make an HTML file, for local use, with an embedded video. An older version of the jwplayer works fine for this, but, I always forget how to congfigure the darned thing. Here’s a zip file with an example…. That’s it. DOWNLOAD


James Files Confession, etc.

In 1996 James Files claimed that he and Charles  Nicoletti, a Mafia hit man, had been on the grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza and that they had both shot President Kennedy at the same time. Files said that he was paid $30,000 and had orders not to hit Jacqueline Kennedy. He added that Nicoletti took …


Bizarre object in skies over metro Denver

It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, and aviation experts are baffled by this strange object which has been seen (and photographed) flying – almost daily – over a congested, urban part of Denver, Colorado.


Some odd issues with Piwik and IIS 6

First, I’m using PHP 5.2.5 which is really pretty old. I had to grant read/write permission to the IUSR and to Users to get this thing to work – and it does not update, as of February 1st, 2014. It works with version 1.9. Also, I have a package which I use that says it …


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 …