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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

The Great Suspender


I love browser tabs! Love love love 'em! But having tons of tabs open has an adverse affect on my laptop's performance.  So I use tab suspenders to reduce my browser's memory footprint.







The Great Suspender (Chrome)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg?hl=en

Tab Suspender (Opera)
https://add0n.com/tab-suspender.html

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos














Ingredients
  • 20 large jalapeno peppers
  • 1 pound thick-sliced bacon
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, uncased
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • Toothpicks
  • Liquid smoke or chipotle sauce
Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 450F
  • Prep the jalapenos by cutting off the stems and splitting them in half lengthwise. Remove the membrane and seeds inside.
  • Roast jalapenos in the oven for 20min and let cool
  • Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Drain the excess oil and combine the sausage with the cream cheese, add liquid smoke to taste
  • Take two jalapeno halves, stuff them with this sausage-cream cheese filling, and then sandwich them together.
  • Wrap in bacon and secure with toothpicks.
  • Place the bacon wrapped jalapenos in the oven for about 15 minutes.
    Turn them once so that the bacon browns evenly.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Dozy Don

Trump nods off during a meeting with Trudeau

Putting aside Trump's narcolepsy for now, Twitter's biggest customer has some serious issues with the truth. In fact, it is completely accurate to say he's the least truthful president in history.

For fun, here's the Toronto Star's fact checked list of every false claim Donald Trump has made as president. Man, I love data.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Get your window back!




Ever have that problem where you open a program in Windows but you can't see it on the screen?

Here's the keyboard commands to bring it back into view.






  1. Press Alt + Tab to choose the application
  2. Press Alt + Space
  3. Press 'm' key
  4. Press any arrow key once
  5. Move your mouse - the misplaced window will follow your cursor



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

White BBQ Sauce

It's summertime now, and thoughts naturally turn to the BBQ. Most BBQ sauces tend to have aspects of sweetness and hotness, which we here at the Funked Up Shift love. However, sometimes we like to push the flavour in a more savoury direction.

Taking a cue from our neighbours to the South, I have for you not one, but two recipes for a White BBQ Sauce!



White BBQ Sauce One

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

Directions

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to one week.

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White BBQ Sauce Two

Directions

Place all ingredients in a very large blender or food processor. (It may be necessary to do this in 2 batches; just add 1/2 of each ingredient and then repeat.) Blend for 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined and mixture is smooth. Pour sauce into a large bowl.
Use when grilling chicken; brush lightly over the chicken during the last few minutes of grilling. This sauce is also great for dipping; set some sauce aside for passing at the table.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Website Tools

Do you make pages on The Internets? Is your website optimized for... whatever it is? Here are some tools to validate your websites, or apps.


Speed Tests

ZOMG! Links to various test sites so you can see how fast are your internets. We have to test these things in our day-to-day activities so we thought we'd aggregate them and share them here. Leave a comment if you have a good site not mentioned here.


Speed Tests