Friday, May 18, 2018

Everything Bagel Hot Dog

Another fusion of breakfast and dinner, combining this man's favorite, a jumbo hot dog, with cream cheese and the five ingredients that top my favorite bagel, that being sesame and poppy seeds, dried onion flakes, dried garlic flakes, and coarse sea salt.  Summer will see this being devoured several more times.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Elevated Herb Garden

Last weekend's project was building this (almost) 3 foot by 4 foot elevated herb garden, and planting
sweet basil, cilantro, rosemary, Italian oregano and flat Italian parsley.  It was so heavy we had to move it from the garage to the back yard, taking three short rest breaks and barely getting through the extra-wide gate, before installing the 2'x4's that make the floor. Add the garden soil and I'm estimating about 500 pounds.

Here's hoping those fat rabbits can't jump this high.  Next step will be calling Elmer Fudd.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

First Successful Flight of the Wright Flyer

My home office wall decorations are now complete with the addition of this classic Wright Brothers picture showing Orville piloting, laying on his stomach, while his brother Wilbur looks on.  The brothers took turns flying, so it just happens that Orville was piloting when they made history.  It's amazing how far flying has progressed since 1903.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Phone Identification

My solution to wanting a good samaritan to be able to return my phone in case I misplace it is to place a business card info-side down under my Pixel 2's protective phone case.  Given my company's logo on the back of the card, I guess this might also be a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Printing Password Protected PDFs

What to do if you get a PDF that's disallowed itself from being printed?  Simply upload it to your Google Drive and print it from there.  Really, it's that easy.  Seriously, why would anyone bother to try to prevent printing, or make themselves believe that's even technically possible to do that in software?  Silly rabbits...

Friday, May 11, 2018

Quick Sizzlin Chicken Fajitas

Cinco de Mayo called for hot and spicy Mexican food and the chili powder and jalapeƱos in this recipe delivered.  Do you ever over-stuff that first tortilla, not wanting to skip or short change yourself of a delicious ingredient?  This is that recipe.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fried Chicken and Waffle Sand

Oh yes, they did!

As I was scanning down the menu at The Troll Pub in downtown Dayton last week, my eyes stopped at this fried chicken and waffle sandwich.  Say no more.  While I've never had such a combination, my brain just knew it would be delicious and it was correct.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Nikon Camera Updates

I never really thought of my DSLR camera as a computer, but while trying to use it as a webcam (no luck so far) I found its firmware and GPS files to be really out of date.  All it took to rectify that was downloading new files, putting them on the camera's SD card and finding the update selections in the menus.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

KitchenAid Food Processor

Our newest kitchen machine is a 9-cup KitchenAid food processor and my favorite feature (so far) is ExactSlice, allowing six different thickness to be cut with the slide of its lever in front.  As the GIF below demonstrates, it takes a stick of hard pepperoni down to even slices in a few seconds.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Santa's Address

The official Canadian address for Santa Claus uses the postal code of H0H 0H0, cleverly matching the jolly one's famous laugh.  Eleven thousand "postal elves",  volunteers from Canada Post, respond to more than one million children's letters to Santa, answering each one in the language or in which it was written.