Vaccine anyone?

When you get a virus, you get a fever. That’s the human body raising its core temperature to kill the virus. Planet Earth works the same way. Global Warming is the fever, mankind is the virus. We’re making our planet sick!

quote from movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

Jacques Pepin Sole recipe (modified)

Credit for this sauce and method originally belong to Jacques Pepin, but Sandy made small modifications that fit within her kitchen. 

  • 4 large sole fillets (about 1 ¼ lb.)
  • 2 cups sliced white mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 lemon for juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or parsley for garnish


Sauté scallions and mushrooms in olive oil for 1-2 minutes.

Cut each fillet in half lengthwise, removing and discarding the small strip of sinew from the center of the fillets. With the white side that touched the bones on the outside of the fillets, roll up the fillets, starting at the thick end. 

Gently place the fillets in the saucepan. Squeeze lemon over filets, add wine, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce the heat, and boil gently for about 3 minutes.

Remove the fillets. Bring sauce to a boil over high heat. Boil for a few minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to about 1/3 cup. Add the butter and mix in well with a whisk. Bring to a boil and boil for a few seconds.

Return the fillets to the saucepan and sprinkle on the chives or parsley. Baste the fillets with the sauce, then serve immediately.


The above was good for two.  We served the sole with sliced tomatoes, steamed broccoli and small microwaved Yukon potatoes.  Broccoli and potatoes were prepared simultaneously with the fish.  With water or white wine, the meal was delicious!   

The Louvre’s collections are online

The Louvre Museum announced that its entire collections are now available to view online at collections.louvre.fr

La base de données Collections présente plus de 480 000 œuvres du musée du Louvre et du musée national Eugène-Delacroix. Enrichie quotidiennement, elle est issue d’un travail continu de recherche et de documentation mené par le personnel scientifique des deux musées. 

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The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. Updated on a daily basis, it is the result of the continuous research and documentation efforts carried out by teams of experts from both museums.

Cause and Effect

A judge in Colorado blocked Boulder’s two-year-old ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines earlier this month — less than two weeks later, 10 people were killed during a mass shooting at one of the city’s supermarkets. According to the affidavit, investigators determined that the suspect, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, purchased an assault rifle on March 16, 2021.

Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled on March 12 that the 2018 ban, which outlawed the possession, sale or transfer of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines (LCMs), was invalid because it runs contrary to state law.

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Assault weapons were banned across the country for 10 years under the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, commonly called the Assault Weapons ban, until 2004 when Congress failed to reauthorize the ban. Many states have since passed their own assault weapons laws, some more stringent than the federal ban.

President Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Congress passed the ban. He wrote in a 2019 New York Times op-ed that, if elected president, he would push to ban them again.

“Assault weapons — military-style firearms designed to fire rapidly — are a threat to our national security, and we should treat them as such,” Mr. Biden wrote.

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Yes, we did it once. We can do it again. Try harder….

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Testing YouTube Connections

Sorry folks, this post is primarily a test run to see which of the 3 youtube display methods shown below actually shows up in the post generated for followers. My previous post did not display the youtube properly as shown in type 2 below, even though is shows properly on the actual site. Perhaps type 3 will work. WordPress has changed to a block editor and it confuses the heck out of me. Fingers crossed, as they say.

type 1 link via target=blank Click Here to see the video.
type 2 plain url Click Below to see the video.

type 3 wordpress embedded controls

Making Training Videos with Zoom

woman-with-robotsSometimes it is better to show someone how to do things vs. doing it for them. You know, teach them to fish vs. feeding them a fish. And then there are people like me that need a printed menu when the steps get complicated. So I have created a script to make training films using Zoom and then I used the script to create a film showing how to do the same!

The following PDF shows two types of films to make, the video only shows the first. Enjoy…

Click Here to see/download the PDF.

Click Below to see the video.


Good Flics 4

Here are some movies that we enjoyed recently. Some are serials, some are films. They are not in rank order, they are simply alphabetized. Enjoy….

Amazon Prime

Archive
Edge of Extinction
James vs His Future Self
Prodigy
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
Tinker
Uncle Frank

Netflix

About Time
Arrow
Call My Agent *
Hinterland
Jericho
Lupin
Marco Polo
Midnight Special
Moxie
Occupied
Parker
Queens Gambit *
Ragnarok
The Dig
The Discovery
The Messengers
The Midnight Sky
The Professor and The Madman
War Dogs
White Tiger

How to some stuff

How to prevent video autoplay in Chromium Edge

The new Edge is fast and slick.  But videos are starting up when I open a new page without my permission!  I hate that, especially when I want my browsing to remain quiet!  I had blocked this long ago in Chrome and had forgotten that this could be optional.  When this happens in Edge, you’ll probably find that the autoplay-block option has to be enabled.  Curiously, Microsoft does not display this block option in Settings by default, but the option exists!  We have to enable the option.  Copy the next line into the address bar and press Enter:

edge://flags/#edge-autoplay-user-setting-block-option

Once this flag is enabled, you should see Block on the autoplay options menu.

You will see a list of new options, enable Block.

Then go into Settings, search for Media Autoplay, and set it to Block. Then do Restart of Edge.


How to find (and then delete) large files in your Gmail account

It is easy to forget to delete emails in your Gmail system. When these forgotten emails contain large files, like videos and pictures, lots of space can accumulate. I know I sometimes receive humorous videos from friends that I view and then send to others later. When later goes into the next day, I often forget about the file.

You can easily search for old emails by size and then delete them. If the old large files are important, you should save them to your computer and then back them up in an organized fashion!

To search for Gmail mails by size simply type the following into the search bar and hit enter.

size:20 mb

You can use a different size, of course, but I have found that 20 mb is a reasonable first run. Go ahead, surprise yourself.  Review each large email and delete accordingly.


“It continues to be true that Flat-Earthers have supporters all around the globe.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson