Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday Psalm & Praise

I watched the first couple of chapters of "Under the Greenwood Tree" on Youtube (I have seen the whole thing on DVD and it's a good clean BBC period drama).   The movie starts off on Chrismas eve and they sing an old hymn that you don't here now adays.  That song has been going through my brain ever since......even after singing other wonderful christmas songs at our church's ladie's tea this morning (which was wonderful I might add)

“Remember Adam’s fall,
O thou Man:
Remember Adam’s fall
From Heaven to Hell.
Remember Adam’s fall;
How he hath condemn’d all
In Hell perpetual
There for to dwell.

Remember God’s goodnesse,
O thou Man:
Remember God’s goodnesse,
His promise made.
Remember God’s goodnesse;
He sent His Son sinlesse
Our ails for to redress;
Be not afraid!

In Bethlehem He was born,
O thou Man:
In Bethlehem He was born,
For mankind’s sake.
In Bethlehem He was born,
Christmas-day i’ the morn:
Our Saviour thought no scorn
Our faults to take.

Give thanks to God alway,
O thou Man:
Give thanks to God alway
With heart-most joy.
Give thanks to God alway
On this our joyful day:
Let all men sing and say,
Holy, Holy!”

Here is the link to Part 1 on you tube....the song can be found around the 7 minute mark.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Getting Rid of a Bug

or a malware pop up ad in this case.  A couple of days ago, I started to get this pop up

Security center alert
Do you want to block this suspicious software?
Name: Trojan.Zlob.G
Risk Level: High
Description: Trojan.Zlob.G is a trojan program that records keystrokes and takes screen shots of the computer, stealing personal and financial information.”

It looked very official, so I followed the link (DON'T) and downloaded the program....I was just getting ready to install it when my senses kicked in and I thought to myself "Better investigate this"  Sure enough it was a malware program.  I quickly deleted what I had downloaded but still was bothered by those pesky popups.  

I then downloaded Avast free antivirus software and deleted the useless Norton software that came with the computer (should have done this months ago....Avast is the only antivirus software that I have used that has kept my computers virus free...not that there aren't others out there)

Spent all day yesterday look how to get rid of Perfect Defender 2o09, trying what was recommended with no sucess....turns out I didn't actually have that trojan.  So this early a.m.  I searched for the removal of those security alerts (wish I had taken a screen shot so I could show what they look like)  Between two different sites I was able to eradicate the pest.  Here is the combined knowledge that I learned.

1. Turn off your computer

2. Restart in Safe mode

  • click F8 after you hear the first beep when you turn it on
  • using your arrow keys, highlight "Start in Safe Mode"
  • Hit Enter ~ your computer shall now proceed to boot up.


3. Set your system to show all files.

  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types
  • Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.


Then, navigate to the following folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Google

  • click on "Start"
  • click on "My Computer
  • click on "c:"
  • click on Documents and Settings
  • click on User (or username)
  • click on Application Data
  • click on Google

4. Delete the following items

  • kjzna1562565.exe
  • spcffwl.dll
  • T-Scan (entire folder)

 you can delete by holding your mouse over the item, right clicking on your mouse and hitting "delete"

5. Close out the box.

6. Click on your recycle bin

7. Empty recycle bin

8.  Reboot your computer, it should automatically start up in Normal mode.

The popup should be gone!  :)



Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Breakfast Recipes

When we celebrate Christmas at home one of our traditions after opening the gifts is to have brunch.  These are the recipes I usually make:

SAUSAGE & EGG CASSEROLE:

Make the night before

6 Eggs slightly beaten

6 slices of bread diced

1 c. garted cheddar cheese

1 LB of Bulk Sausage

2 c. milk

1 tsp salt

1 tsp Dry Mustard

Brown sausage.  Drain Grease.  Mix together wtih all the other ingredients.  Place in a buttered 8" dish for 12 hours or overnight.

Bake 350 degrees for an hour or until firm in center.

HASHBROWN CASSEROLE

2 lbs frozen hashbrowns ~ THAWED

1/2 c. melted butter

1 pint Sour Cream

1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/2 c. chopped onion

2 c. grated cheddar cheese

Defrost Potatoes.  Add everything together.  Mix well.  put in a butter flat casserole.  bake for 1 hour @ 325 degrees until brown on top

My father was a chemist and loved to experiment in the kitchen.  He created a simple pancake recipe that is easy to remember because you just use 1 of everything.   I usually triple it for my family.

1 cup flour (I use whole wheat flour)

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt (I usually halve that)

1TBSP sugar (I usually skip this)

1 TBSP oil (I use melted butter)

1 cup milk (Buttermilk, kefir, sour cream, yogurt or any combination work great, he usually used yogurt)

1 cup bluberries (optional)

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.  Add oil and milk.  Mix well (I like to mix it in the food processor or blender).  heat griddle.  add ladleful to hot buttered griddle.  Flip when bubbles start to form.  finished when brown and cooked through.  Serve with syrup or your favorite topping.