Tuesday, January 10, 2017
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tbs black peppercorns crushed
2 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbs brandy
500 g green prawns shelled, cleaned and split lengthways.
Crush garlic with salt, add crushed ppercorns, lemon juice and brandy together. Mix well.
Place prawns in saucepan (or individual ??? dishes)
Add garlic mixture and enough olive oil to just cover.
Cook quickly until prawns just change colour.
Servce hot and sizzling in small bowls garnished with chopped parsely.
16 ounce can salmon
2 medium sized onions sliced
1 large packet potato chips
1 pound sliced tomatoes
4 ounces grated tasty cheese
2 cups cooked rice
salt & pepper
Drain liquid from salmon and keep
Place alternate layers of:
salmon, onion, tomato and rice in a large cassole dish, seasoning each layer to taste.
Pour salmon liquid over the top and cook in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.
Just before serving, spread thickly with the grated cheese and crushed potato chips and return to oven for a few minutes.
Serve with salad and crisps.
about 4 stewed apples in pie dish or peaches tinned etc.
Sprinkle crumble over fruit.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 - 10 minutes.
Cream 2 ounces sugar and 10 ounces of butter (a pint jug is good for mixing)
Stir in with a fork - 1/2 cup of flour.
Serve with custard - hot or cold.
1 Apple (cooking) per person
for each apple:
1 level teaspoon sugar
1 little butter
Wash, dry and core apples, leaving some apple at the flour (???)
Fill hole with sugar, clove, sultana and butter.
Slit skin around centre to prevent from bursting.
Place in pie dish with little water.
Bake in moderate oven, 30 minutes or until tender.
Serve with remaining syrup, icing sugar and maybe custard.
Beat 6 egg whites then add slowly
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp vinegar
3 dis pp corn flour (that may be teaspoons)
then only beat 1 minute
Swirl on greased paper in cake shape and make vertical stripes with knife round edge.
Cook at F200 - 250 for 2 hours
When cool fill with wipped cream and strawberries
Fanforced - cent 110 decgres
Add sugar in small amounts (1/2 of volume)
Don't overbeat, just peak mixture
Fold in vinegar, cornflour and vanilla
1 pound packet of mixed fruit
1 cup cold water
1 tsp soda
1 cup sugar
6 ounces butter
1 tsp mixed spice
Place all ingredients in pot and bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add 2 beaten eggs
Mix in (sifted):
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self raising flour
Add spoon brandy or rum (underlined in the original)
Moderate oven 1 hour. 9 inch tin.
170 -> 150 fan forced
1 kg Christmas Cake
3 12 oz packets mixed fruit (boxes are now 375 g)
1/4 cup sherry
3 Tbs orange juice
Mix well and stand overnight
8 ounces butter (225 g)
8 ounces dark brown sugar (225 g)
few drops almond essence
1/2 cup mashed banana
Add 4 eggs (one at a time then mix)
Fold in the fruit
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp spice
Use 8 inch round or square cake tin lined with 3 thicknesses of brown paper and one of white (???) (20 cm - and I think now we'd use baking paper)
Drop cake in tin (after filled) to remove air bubbles
Glaze smooth with hand wet with water. Can cover cake with paper.
Bake 3 to 4 hours in very moderate oven, decreasing heat.
This is the rum ball recipe that Mum used to use for school fetes and other "bring a plate" ocassions.
Mum's Rum Balls
1 tin condensed milk
1 packet Nice Biscuits (crushed)
3/4 cup coconut (extra for rolling in)
1/2 cup mixed fruit
4, 20ml pp cocoa
3 teapsoons rum
Combine all dry ingredients then mix with condensed milk and rum. Roll into small balls and roll in cocoanut.
Saturday, January 07, 2017
dmesg | grep psmouse
[ 1.967548] psmouse serio1: elantech: assuming hardware version 4 (with firmware version 0x4d1f04)
[ 1.980573] psmouse serio1: elantech: Synaptics capabilities query result 0x80, 0x14, 0x0c.
[ 1.994395] psmouse serio1: elantech: Elan sample query result 04, 01, 85
[ 209.233037] psmouse serio1: elantech: PS/2 packet [64 80 80 36 00 00]
[ 209.360528] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 209.368585] psmouse serio1: elantech: PS/2 packet [0c 31 f4 56 54 1a]
[ 209.368593] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 - driver resynced.
[ 209.375853] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 209.383980] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 209.392074] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 209.400410] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 209.409071] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 209.409079] psmouse serio1: issuing reconnect request
[ 232.070354] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 232.180747] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 232.210626] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 232.289699] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 232.428175] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[ 232.428182] psmouse serio1: issuing reconnect request
rmmod psmouse; modprobe psmouse
Got cursor back.
[ 2491.362187] input: ETPS/2 Elantech TrackPoint as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input703
[ 2491.377156] input: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input702
I noticed these messages from dmesg after a reboot.
[ 10.557939] thinkpad_ec: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[ 10.558304] thinkpad_ec: thinkpad_ec_request_row: arg0 rejected: (0x01:0x00)->0x00
[ 10.558305] thinkpad_ec: thinkpad_ec_read_row: failed requesting row: (0x01:0x00)->0xfffffffb
[ 10.558307] thinkpad_ec: initial ec test failed
[ 10.639393] thinkpad_ec: thinkpad_ec_request_row: arg0 rejected: (0x01:0x00)->0x00
[ 10.639394] thinkpad_ec: thinkpad_ec_read_row: failed requesting row: (0x01:0x00)->0xfffffffb
[ 10.639397] thinkpad_ec: initial ec test failed
apt-get purge tp-smapi-dkms
dmesg | grep think
[ 2.661884] thinkpad_acpi: ThinkPad ACPI Extras v0.25
[ 2.661885] thinkpad_acpi: http://ibm-acpi.sf.net/
[ 2.661886] thinkpad_acpi: ThinkPad BIOS N1GET70W (1.49 ), EC unknown
[ 2.661886] thinkpad_acpi: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260, model 20FDCTO1WW
[ 2.671689] thinkpad_acpi: radio switch found; radios are enabled
[ 2.671850] thinkpad_acpi: This ThinkPad has standard ACPI backlight brightness control, supported by the ACPI video driver
[ 2.671850] thinkpad_acpi: Disabling thinkpad-acpi brightness events by default...
[ 2.675346] thinkpad_acpi: rfkill switch tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: radio is unblocked
[ 2.678097] thinkpad_acpi: Standard ACPI backlight interface available, not loading native one
[ 2.681189] input: ThinkPad Extra Buttons as /devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/input/input7
Friday, December 23, 2016
numpty physics - a bit awkward for refresh because you have to side swipe - http://numptyphysics.garage.maemo.org/
aisle riot solitaire - https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/Apps/Aisleriot?action=show&redirect=Aisleriot
Chess - the one installed on debian
Five or More
Four in a row
mines - ok except you can't right click with your finger
robots - I'm not sure I was playing it right
nibbles - keyboard controls
The best linux status information for the yoga 260 is at the Arch Wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_Thinkpad_Yoga_260
I'm running Debian Stretch - which is currently "testing". It has Gnome 3.
When you login you can select if you use Xserver or Wayland.
I use Chrome. With Xserver, I can only scroll by using two fingers on the page or using a the scroll bar and no other gestures work.
Last night I discovered that with Wayland, I can scroll using a single finger, make the page bigger by "unpinching" two fingers and go back to a previous page by swiping from left to write - like your swiping the current page away.
Chrome has several virtual keyboards available as extensions. The first one I tried which had the most comments didn't work for me - it wouldn't bring up a keyboard in the search bar. I'm currently using "Keyboard" from http://www.123easywebsites.com/ and it's working ok.
There is a Gnome Shell Integration extensions. If you add that then you can install gnome instructions through Chrome at the click of a button. It puts a little gnome footprint in your tool bar.
Gnome extensions can be installed through the Chrome extension mentioned above by going to https://extensions.gnome.org/.
Caffeine - disables the screensaver and autosuspend - installed after trying to use my "tablet" as a recipe book - it's really annoying trying to enter a password with floury fingers.
On Screen Keyboard Button - to get an on screen keyboard you have to enable it all the time. (well that's what I've worked out so far). This extensions puts a little a in your gnome toolbar so you can turn it off.
Dash to Dock - puts a dock hidden to one side of your screen - handy for switching apps in tablet mode.
Netspeed - reports netspeed - nothing to do with tablets but it's cool
This article has a good list:
Currently running 4.9 installed from source following these excellent instructions:
This gave me two buttons on my pen and I think the multitouch behaviour in touch screen mode became better. The impression I have is that the touch screen behaviour became much more precise, less sluggish but I could be wrong - maybe it was always that good and I was just getting used to it.
I turned the trackpad off because it's annoying. With or without it the cursor keeps freezing with:
[30922.323665] psmouse serio1: Touchpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 6
[30922.323671] psmouse serio1: issuing reconnect request
Waiting for iio-sensor-proxy to appear
+++ iio-sensor-proxy appeared
=== Has accelerometer (orientation: undefined)
=== Has ambient light sensor (value: 0.000000, unit: lux)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Today I'm going to Kindy B to do some sewing. I made an electrical conduit and ebay connector version of the sewing table I saw at the Kleas Blog
I like the Bayeux Tapestry - lots of boats and people
It's very long and tells the story of William the Conquerer-
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
I have a new toy. It is a new phone. And I am testing writing a blog the voice response talk. I do have a slight problem because I do not know how to get it how to do punctuation. I am having some problems persuading it to understand some of the things I'm saying and it's just put in a contraction where I did not expect it. I may have to read the manual.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Maude The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton by Lauren Child
I've liked all the Lauren Child books I've read to the girls but I think this on was written for children a bit older and so it went over the heads of the girls a bit - but that's ok. Callie said she didn't like the Tiger... Rosie said she liked the tiger because she has a tiger toy...
If Beaver had a Fever by Helen Ketteman
Which was ok - a rhyming mother and child conversation book.
Sven's birthday tomorrow - will his present arrive in time - this and other mysteries to be discovered tomorrow...