Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wifi Security, Kidnap or Not? Oily Humour.

On Good Morning America today they were talking about WEP encryption for one's wifi router. Saying if it was not encrypted your computer traffic was freely available to the world. I thought I had better check, turned out that not only do I have an encryption on my router, but it is a more advanced system than WEP (military grade I was told). So now I feel pretty safe and secure. However, if you have wireless internet, I suggest you make sure you too are covered. The easiest way is to check with your ISP as I did. Of course if your router didn't come from your ISP then you probably need to check in your router's manual. There is a web page here which tells you all about it. Certainly worth looking into.
Very odd news story last night, a kidnap was reported, someone apparently saw a woman walking along the road, a car stopped someone got out and put a blanket over her head and pushed her into the car. However, no-one is reported as missing, so the reporters weren't sure and called it an alleged kidnapping. I haven't heard any more this morning.
A newspaper in Baton Rouge, LA (think Gulf of Mexico) is publishing a column Laughing to Keep from Cryin' File with jokes about the situation, they have announced new recipes such as:
- Blackened Any Fish
- Char-oiled Oysters
- Oiled Shrimp
- Shrimp Tar Tar
And now instead of asking "Baked, grilled or fried", it's "Regular, unleaded or premium?". I originally read this in World Wide Recipes published by Joe Barkson. Typical human response to tragedy to try and laugh instead of cry. The present fix is not coping with the oil 100% so I don't know what they are thinking of doing nex. I read one comment appended to a newspaper article suggesting truck loads of rocks be tipped on top even if a mountain was built. He figured aircraft carriers could transport the trucks to the site. I thought it wasn't a bad idea. The contributor also suggested piles of rocks should be kept in the vicinity of all oil rigs for future problems if there are any.
Here is another recipe from which sounded pretty good.
Fried Asparagus in Beer Batter
One 12 oz can of beer.
2 lbs of asparagus.
1 cup of flour.
Salt Pepper.
Garlic powder.
Seasoned salt. Italian seasoning.
Olive oil.
Mix the flour and seasonings together. Add the beer to the dry ingredients, mixing gently until thick enough to cling to the asparagus. Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces. Heat the olive oil, then deep-fry the coated asparagus in 2 inches of olive oil until golden brown, turning once.
Have a great day

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