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  1. Pastrami

    by , July 22nd, 2014 at 08:06 PM (A Fish Dinner in Memison)
    I used the corned beef (uncooked) from the previous recipe, and treated it with this adaptation from the Artisan Jewish Deli at Home:
    4-5 lb of corned beef (from previous recipe)
    1/4 cup ground coriander
    2 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
    2 Tbsp smoked paprika (the Spanish pimenton is good)

    Dry off the surface of the corned beef with paper towels. Evenly rub the mixture on both sides. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place the brisket in a pan, and tightly cover
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  2. Home-Made Corned Beef

    by , July 17th, 2014 at 08:43 PM (A Fish Dinner in Memison)
    This is an adaptation of a recipe from Claudia Roden's The Book of Jewish Food. I use a vacuum-sealer rather than a ceramic crock, as it takes less space in the fridge.
    4 1/2 - 5 pounds of beef brisket, preferably flat-cut
    2-4 cloves garlic, chopped finely or pressed in a garlic press
    3 tsp mixed pickling spice (McCormick's is fine)
    2 crumbled bay leaves
    1 tsp crushed black peppercorns
    1/3 cup Demerara sugar (brown would work fine)
    3/4 cup coarse salt (this
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  3. Fragrant-and-hot Shrimp

    by , July 7th, 2014 at 08:53 AM (A Fish Dinner in Memison)
    This is a nice recipe, slightly adapted from Fuchsia Dunlop's Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook. Easy to make at short notice, especially if you have a bag of frozen raw shrimp in the freezer. The "chili bean paste" is also known as toban djan. You can use mirin or dry sherry instead of Shaoxing wine.
    Fragrant—and—hot Tiger Prawns (xiang la xia)

    1 lb. tiger prawns or jumbo shrimp, thawed if frozen
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tbsp. Shaoxing wine
    1 tsp. finely chopped fresh
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  4. QNAP stupidness with Rsync and delta copy

    by , June 6th, 2014 at 06:45 PM
    A QNAP NAS (TS-212) was purchased for the charity I work with to remotely backup their data in case of an emergency from a Windows box. I have a QNAP at home and remember reading that it supports rsync which is perfect for a free backup solution. I found delta copy and decided to give it a try and boy was this a pain in the ass to get working but here is how I got it going.

    First enable rsync on the QNAP device: Application > backup station > backup server > rsync server ...
    Tags: qnap, rsync, windows
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  5. The Best Crab Cakes

    by , May 7th, 2014 at 09:57 AM (A Fish Dinner in Memison)
    The recipe is from a Baltimore restaurant, the Chesapeake, that's been out of business for years. It was printed in Gourmet, now also extinct, in 1981. But it lives on as long as we pass it on.

    As with all good crab cakes, the higher the ratio of crab meat to binder and filler, the better. And of course the better the crab meat, the better the crab cake. Backfin will do, lump is better, jumbo lump the best. Handle the cakes as little as possible; just enough that they don't quite ...
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  6. Adventures of using the Amazon's AWS cli part 2 - Security Groups

    by , March 7th, 2014 at 01:23 PM
    After you create the VPC, you will want to look at the list of your applications and drawings of your environment and setup Security groups.

    Here is a list of common TCP/UDP ports
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...P_port_numbers

    Creating a security group
    Code:
    aws ec2 create-security-group --group-name namehere --description "Test group"
    To describe the security group
    Code:
    Aws ec2 describe-security-groups --group-name
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  7. Adventures of using the Amazon's AWS cli part 1 - VPC

    by , March 7th, 2014 at 11:05 AM
    Here is a reference guide for myself when it comes to the Amazon AWS cli environment for a basic VPC configuration. Yes all this can be done from the web interface, however if you are going to work in an environment that will utilize govcloud you will need to learn the cli as the web interface isn’t available (cli is also useful when using cloud formation). This is intended for those who have prior experience when it comes to AWS, not to teach you the basics of AWS.

    This is all ...
  8. Windows 8.1, real tek sound cards, and VMware Workstation 10.x

    by , February 19th, 2014 at 03:23 PM
    Decided to install windows 8.1 on my Asus Sabertooth x58 motherboard last night and proceeded to install VMware workstation 10.0.1 build-1379776. Loaded up my ubuntu vms and for whatever reason getting the error:

    "A device ID that has been used is out of range for your system. Sound will be disconnected."

    Everything was working fine in Windows 7 Pro so I started to do some digging around and noticed several people are having the issue with vmware workstation ...
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  9. Installing Microsoft SCCM 2012 notes from my lab

    by , February 12th, 2014 at 06:01 PM
    Before you can install SCCM 2012, a prerequisite scan occurs to make sure you meet certain criteria. If any show up as a fail, you will not be able to proceed with the install until you fix the issue (warnings will not stop you from installing SCCM 2012).

    My OS: Windows 2008 r2 x64 Datacenter with the latest Windows Updates as of 2-12-2014

    The account you are logged in as when you run the extendschema portion needed for SCCM to update AD needs to be part of the ...
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  10. Unifi Access Point and Layer 3 management

    by , February 11th, 2014 at 06:11 PM
    Purchased a Unifi Access point for the charity I volunteer for because I wanted something with 802.11n on the network.

    Neat little access point and cheap but its kind of a pain because the access point is a dumb access point and requires controller software to be installed on a computer (java blah!) or you purchase a hardware controller. Documentation is pretty limited and I was having a hell of a problem getting the access point setup to talk to a controller that was on a different ...
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