Recipes For The Holidays: Chocolate Brittle

I’ve been going through my recipe collection the past few days, and I decided that with the holidays upon us, now would be a good time to cook up some holiday dishes, and post them for you guys.  I can’t promise that they all will have pictures of each step like this first one, but all of the posts in this series are ones that I have prepared in my kitchen.

With no further ado, I give you Chocolate Brittle

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Media Box Complete

So I got my media PC put together today.  Had to swap out some hardware, but for the most part, everything worked great.  There’s still a few things to fix up software-wise, but the basics of what I wanted it to do (play videos, music, etc) are working great.  There were a few moments when I was severely pissed because all I could get on the TV was a black and white display, but a change of cables remedied that problem.

I’ll post some pictures on the Media Center page in the next few days.

Of DNS Entries, RSS Feeds, and Things That Go Bump In The Night

So yeah.  It looks like everything is now functional again.  There were a few hours there where my RSS feed wasn’t working, but that should be fine now.  The biggest pain in the ass however was figuring out how to change A records on DNS entries on my 1&1 webspace (an A record is what tells your computer that the server for is actually for example).  Then, there’s the inevitable lag between the time you update the record and the time the new information is propagated through the DNS system (3-24 hours).  Then, there’s the delay after you realize you messed up and gave the wrong IP address, so you have to go in and delete the old record, add a new one, and wait once again.

Tomorrow, I get into building my new media pc (go here for info on the box it will be running on)…I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

And we’re back.

If you’re seeing this, then the DNS transfer has been completed, and my blog is now on it’s new host.  There may be some lingering issues, but so far everything looks good.  If you find any problems, drop me a line and let me know.