I finally found my recipe for Christmas Chili and cooked about 2 gallons of it for Christmas week. The Christmas Chili is perfect because it beats ham on Christmas day and if done right; its Red and Green for the Christmas theme. The recipe cooks about 5 quarts of Chili. It is best to season to taste with the Habanero hot sauce on your own portion, not everyone likes to melt down on Christmas day.
Archive for December, 2008
The original Xbox was released in November of 2001 by Microsoft and it created a new age of console gamers. Since the Xbox 360 came out the original Xbox has been thrown in the corner. However after 7 years this console still has a very important function for video junkies and ROM junkies. The Xbox Media Center is the ultimate use for the old Xbox console platform. The units can be purchased from GameStop for less than $50 dollars and for less than an hour of work plus a modchip, you too can have the ultimate media center. No other multimedia product can come close to the Xbox Media Center or XBMC.
Any day you can walk up to my workstation at work and find a command prompt open. Whether it is a Windows CMD prompt or a Linux Shell; I actually prefer it over the Windows GUI and over a KDE or Gnome on Linux. I can generally get more done in a few keystrokes then mouse clicks, especially when you need to start a task and have a log of the outcome.
It has become culture to prepend the http:// prefix in front of a URL. In fact if you type the URL in most web browsers and hit ctrl-enter, the browser will prepend the http:// in front of the URL. The HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) works on port 80 TCP and is defined in RFC 2616. Since HTTP language is clear text over port 80 TCP that means that forms authentication will travel over clear text and can be intercepted. So it is recommended that HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer) be used to encrypt the session with SSL. HTTPS or SSL works over port 443 TCP and requires a private certificate be installed from a browser trusted Certificate Authority (out of the scope of this article).