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Archive for July 1st, 2006

Whole-wheat orzo

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Now that I’m living by the 2-1-1 rule (2 parts veggies, 1 part protein, 1 part carbs in each meal), I’ve become interested in pasta again. Barilla Plus unfortunately does not make orzo, but I did find whole-wheat orzo. Whole wheat is good for a whole host of reasons (hence the name), and orzo makes a very nice cold pasta salad with a little olive oil, chopped sweet onion, chopped red bell pepper, chopped pitted Saracena olives, a little lemon or lime juice, salt, pepper, and a dash of aji: keep in fridge and spoon up as needed. Maybe a crushed garlic clove in there, too, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Or perhaps some chopped jalapeño and chopped cilantro…

Written by Leisureguy

1 July 2006 at 5:11 pm

Ask and ye shall receive—

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sometimes, at any rate. I posted a comment in the Microsoft User Discussion that requiring the use of Internet Explorer to obtain updates was (as I tactfully put it) brain-dead, since millions of people now use Firefox. Within an hour I had received a suggestion to install in my Firefox the extension IE Tab, which creates within Firefox tabs that are running IE. In the options for IE Tab, you can specify the URLs that cause IE to be automatically activated in the tab. (Some URLs are already there—Windows Update, for example.) Wonderful!

The URL for “Office Updates” wasn’t there, but I readily copied it into the options, back-arrowed to the previous screen, then forward-arrowed back to the Office Updates page and—lo and behold!—the tab was now running IE and I got my updates with no problem.

Another use for IE Tab: the Microsoft Games site requires IE (or—ha, ha, ha—IE Tab).

Written by Leisureguy

1 July 2006 at 2:37 pm

Posted in Firefox, Technology

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