Thursday, January 11, 2018

Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

A serving of Mexican chicken casserole with sour cream, avocado, tomato and cilantro on a plate with a fork.
 
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
 
This easy keto low carb Mexican chicken casserole is sure to please the whole family. And, it's a great way to repurpose leftover poultry and cauliflower rice.
 
Servings: 8
Calories: 184 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cooked cauliflower rice (670 g)
  • 2 cups finely shredded Mexican Blend Cheese (My blend was Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero cheese)
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 oz diced green chiles
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 1/4 cups enchilada sauce
Optional Toppings:

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Prepare the enchilada sauce if it hasn't been made in advance. While it is reducing.....
    Preheat oven to 400°F and grease casserole pan (I used a 7.5x11-inch) with coconut oil or spray. Shred the chicken and have the remaining ingredients ready.

Method:

  1. In large bowl, combine cauliflower rice, 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese, egg, green chiles, cumin and salt.
  2. Press cauliflower rice mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges have browned.
  3. In medium bowl, combine the shredded meat and enchilada sauce. Spread over baked cauliflower rice mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1 3/4 cups shredded cheese on top.
  4. Return pan to oven and bake for 5-10 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  5. Cool slightly before serving. Top with optional toppings as desired. Serves 8.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Sodium 510mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows

Copy, paste, and other general keyboard shortcuts

Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + XCut the selected item
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)Copy the selected item
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)Paste the selected item
Ctrl + ZUndo an action
Alt + TabSwitch between open apps
Alt + F4Close the active item, or exit the active app
Windows logo key  + LLock your PC
Windows logo key  + DDisplay and hide the desktop
F2Rename the selected item
F3Search for a file or folder in File Explorer
F4Display the address bar list in File Explorer
F5Refresh the active window
F6Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10Activate the Menu bar in the active app
Alt + F8Show your password on the sign-in screen
Alt + EscCycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Alt + underlined letterPerform the command for that letter
Alt + EnterDisplay properties for the selected item
Alt + SpacebarOpen the shortcut menu for the active window
Alt + Left arrowGo back
Alt + Right arrowGo forward
Alt + Page UpMove up one screen
Alt + Page DownMove down one screen
Ctrl + F4Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time)
Ctrl + ASelect all items in a document or window
Ctrl + D (or Delete)Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Ctrl + R (or F5)Refresh the active window
Ctrl + YRedo an action
Ctrl + Right arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl + Left arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl + Down arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl + Up arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Alt + TabUse the arrow keys to switch between all open apps
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + arrow keysWhen a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified
Ctrl + arrow key (to move to an item) + SpacebarSelect multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl + Shift with an arrow keySelect a block of text
Ctrl + EscOpen Start
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpen Task Manager
Ctrl + ShiftSwitch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available
Ctrl + SpacebarTurn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off
Shift + F10Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift with any arrow keySelect more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document
Shift + DeleteDelete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Right arrowOpen the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Left arrowOpen the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
EscStop or leave the current task
 

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

Press this keyTo do this
Windows logo key Open or close Start
Windows logo key  + AOpen Action center
Windows logo key  + BSet focus in the notification area
Windows logo key  + C
Open Cortana in listening mode

Notes
  • This shortcut is turned off by default. To turn it on, select Start  > Settings  > Cortana, and turn on the toggle under Let Cortana listen for my commands when I press the Windows logo key + C.
  • Cortana is available only in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn't available or is turned off, you can still use search.
Windows logo key  + Shift + COpen the charms menu
Windows logo key  + DDisplay and hide the desktop
Windows logo key  + Alt + DDisplay and hide the date and time on the desktop
Windows logo key  + EOpen File Explorer
Windows logo key  + FOpen Feedback Hub and take a screenshot
Windows logo key  + GOpen Game bar when a game is open
Windows logo key  + HStart dictation
Windows logo key  + IOpen Settings
Windows logo key  + J Set focus to a Windows tip when one is available.

When a Windows tip appears, bring focus to the Tip.  Pressing the keyboard shortcuts again to bring focus to the element on the screen to which the Windows tip is anchored.
Windows logo key  + KOpen the Connect quick action
Windows logo key  + LLock your PC or switch accounts
Windows logo key  + MMinimize all windows
Windows logo key  + OLock device orientation
Windows logo key  + PChoose a presentation display mode
Windows logo key  + ROpen the Run dialog box
Windows logo key  + SOpen search
Windows logo key  + TCycle through apps on the taskbar
Windows logo key  + UOpen Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key  + VCycle through notifications
Windows logo key  + Shift + VCycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows logo key  + XOpen the Quick Link menu
Windows logo key  + YSwitch input between Windows Mixed Reality and your desktop
Windows logo key  + ZShow the commands available in an app in full-screen mode
Windows logo key  + period (.) or semicolon (;)Open emoji panel
Windows logo key  + comma (,)Temporarily peek at the desktop
Windows logo key  + PauseDisplay the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + FSearch for PCs (if you're on a network)
Windows logo key  + Shift + MRestore minimized windows on the desktop
Windows logo key  + numberOpen the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.
Windows logo key  + Shift + numberOpen the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + numberOpen the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key  + Alt + numberOpen the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Shift + numberOpen the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator
Windows logo key  + TabOpen Task view
Windows logo key  + Up arrowMaximize the window
Windows logo key  + Down arrowRemove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window
Windows logo key  + Left arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen
Windows logo key  + Right arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen
Windows logo key  + HomeMinimize all except the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)
Windows logo key  + Shift + Up arrowStretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
Windows logo key  + Shift + Down arrowRestore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width
Windows logo key  + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrowMove an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another
Windows logo key  + SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + SpacebarChange to a previously selected input
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + EnterOpen Narrator
Windows logo key  + forward slash (/)Begin IME reconversion
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + VOpen shoulder taps

 

Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts

Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)Copy the selected text
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)Paste the selected text
Ctrl + MEnter Mark mode
Alt + selection keyBegin selection in block mode
Arrow keysMove the cursor in the direction specified
Page upMove the cursor by one page up
Page downMove the cursor by one page down
Ctrl + Home (Mark mode)Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer
Ctrl + End (Mark mode)Move the cursor to the end of the buffer
Ctrl + Up arrowMove up one line in the output history
Ctrl + Down arrowMove down one line in the output history
Ctrl + Home (History navigation)If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the top of the buffer. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the left of the cursor in the command line.
Ctrl + End (History navigation)If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the command line. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the right of the cursor in the command line.

 

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

Press this keyTo do this
F4Display the items in the active list
Ctrl + TabMove forward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift + TabMove back through tabs
Ctrl + number (number 1–9)Move to nth tab
TabMove forward through options
Shift + TabMove back through options
Alt + underlined letterPerform the command (or select the option) that is used with that letter
SpacebarSelect or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
BackspaceOpen a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
Arrow keysSelect a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

 

File Explorer keyboard shortcuts

Press this keyTo do this
Alt + DSelect the address bar
Ctrl + ESelect the search box
Ctrl + FSelect the search box
Ctrl + NOpen a new window
Ctrl + WClose the active window
Ctrl + mouse scroll wheelChange the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Ctrl + Shift + EDisplay all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl + Shift + NCreate a new folder
Num Lock + asterisk (*)Display all subfolders under the selected folder
Num Lock + plus (+)Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock + minus (-)Collapse the selected folder
Alt + PDisplay the preview panel
Alt + EnterOpen the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt + Right arrowView the next folder
Alt + Up arrowView the folder that the folder was in
Alt + Left arrowView the previous folder
BackspaceView the previous folder
Right arrowDisplay the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Left arrowCollapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in
EndDisplay the bottom of the active window
HomeDisplay the top of the active window
F11Maximize or minimize the active window

 

Virtual desktops keyboard shortcuts

Press this keyTo do this
Windows logo key  + TabOpen Task view
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + DAdd a virtual desktop
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Right arrowSwitch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Left arrowSwitch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + F4Close the virtual desktop you're using

 

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

Press this keyTo do this
Shift + click a taskbar buttonOpen an app or quickly open another instance of an app
Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar buttonOpen an app as an administrator
Shift + right-click a taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the app
Shift + right-click a grouped taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the group
Ctrl + click a grouped taskbar buttonCycle through the windows of the group

 

Settings keyboard shortcuts

Press this keyTo do this
Windows logo key  + IOpen settings
BackspaceGo back to the settings home page
Type on any page with search boxSearch settings

 
Keyboard shortcuts in Windows - Windows Help

Windows Troubleshooter

Having PC problems?  Windows 10 includes a troubleshooter than can fix many operating system related issues. 
You can find a selection of troubleshooters by going to the Settings menu (Windows logo key  +I) and click the Update & Security link. 
In the window that opens, select Troubleshoot from the menu items in the left column. 
You'll find a good number of apps you can run to check out common problems you may be experiencing.

Friday, December 15, 2017

How to add an AirPort Express to an AirPort Extreme to extend wireless networks - TechRepublic

A single AirPort Extreme, while a capable small office wireless router, can't always cover a SOHO environment's entire footprint. Fortunately, Apple has made it easy to extend a single AirPort Extreme-anchored wireless network using one or more AirPort Express wireless access points (WAPs).

Offering dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi performance, AirPort Express WAPs can transmit at 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies simultaneously. The 2.4GHz "g" networks boast better range, if slower speed, versus the 5GHz "n" networks, which possess shorter ranges of operation but significantly improved throughput. Thus, I use both and select the best network based on my location and the tasks I'm completing at the time. Surfing the internet when I'm farther away from the WAP makes g a good choice, as the 2.4GHz technology is faster than an ISP's typical internet speed, but if I'm uploading numerous images or files to the cloud and I'm near the WAP, choosing the n network accelerates the transfer.

There are a few ways to extend an existing AirPort Extreme-powered network using an AirPort Express.

You can connect an AirPort Express to the existing network via an Ethernet cabled connection. The AirPort Express possesses both an Ethernet WAN port, which can be used for this purpose (by configuring the AirPort Express to work in Bridge Mode using the AirPort Utility's Network tab), as well as an Ethernet LAN port, which you can use to connect another device and a network switch. I've even deployed power over Ethernet adapters to connect an AirPort Express to an AirPort Extreme, in concert with a network switch that also connects an Apple TV, a security system, and other devices.

You can also connect the AirPort Express to the AirPort Extreme wirelessly. The popular method is to place the AirPort Express within radio range of the AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule, or even another AirPort Express. Then, use Apple's AirPort Utility to configure the AirPort Extreme to join the existing network and extend the existing wireless network's reach by powering up the AirPort Express, opening the AirPort Utility, clicking the Other Wi-Fi Devices button, highlighting the new AirPort Express, and following the onscreen instructions to accept the default configuration (of extending the existing network). The AirPort Express can be powered down and moved to a better location within the SOHO space once the configuration is enabled.

I've read about competing methods for joining an AirPort Express to an existing Apple router-powered network. Some observers recommend re-creating the exact same wireless network using the same security technology and wireless password. This is the simplest option and one that works well if you have many guests. Studying my Mac's wireless operation using NetSpot, however, I noticed my Mac didn't automatically switch to using the WAP closest to my machine and generating the strongest signal when I was frequently on the move. For this reason, I set up my SOHO environment using different wireless names that indicate the WAPs' locations, which helps ensure that, when I'm stationary, I can select the best network connection easily without having to fire up a network analyzer to confirm signal strength.




How to add an AirPort Express to an AirPort Extreme to extend wireless networks - TechRepublic

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Build a PC Defense System on USB

Keep your computer in good running order by running anti-virus applications apart from your PC. Using the Portable Apps platform, you can set up an economical USB flash drive to run like it's own desktop.


Installation is simple:

First, go to the PortableApps.com download page and get the application.
  1. In a moment or two, you should see a prompt to download or a downloading message from your browser's download manager.
    Opening PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup.exe. You have chosen to open: PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup.exe. Would you like to save this file? - or - PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup.exe 2 seconds left
    If you do not see a download message, switch back to the tab in your browser labeled 'Download PortableApps.com: Portable Software/USB' and click the link to download again.
  2. If asked, select to save to a location where you can easily find the file like your Desktop or your Downloads directory.
    Enter the name of file to save to...
  3. Once downloaded, run the file by double-clicking it from your Desktop or Downloads directory or single-clicking it in your browser's download manager.
    PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup.exe on the desktop and in the Chrome download manager
  4. Select to Run the file at the security prompt noting that the publisher is listed as 'Rare Ideas, LLC', indicating that it is digitally signed for your security.
    Open File - Security Warning. Do you want to run this file?
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts for the platform installer, selecting the location you would like to install to.
    This wizard will guide you through the installation of the PortableApps.com Platform
    Tip: It's best to install to the root directory if you're installing it to your portable device (D:\, E:\, or similar) or the base directory of your cloud drive (C:\Users\Username\Dropbox, C:\Users\Username\Google Drive, or similar) for easiest access.
  6. Select the Apps tab and choose your antivirus/PC utilities.
You'll have to click through the license/privacy statements for each app you select, but it only takes a minute to set up.  What apps are available?  Here's a sample:

Why Pay A High Subscription For USB Antivirus Tool?

This video from AVG is not in sync with their new website, so you need to use this link [http://cotn.in/avg4usb] to find the downloads (Sept2017), or go to the Business section of the downloads page and scroll to the bottom for the link.

Even with that, why would you pay some unknown, out of your area outfit an annual fee for something you can do for the cost of a good USB drive?







AVG isn't the only AV company to offer this free service.  Check out these highly respected sources:

Kaspersky

Avast

Sophos

Comodo



Every computer is different, even before you sit down and use it.  Results will vary.  If you have hardware or other software issues, your PC may become unusable.  Be sure to regularly back up important files and create system restore points.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server Settings for Outlook.com, Yahoo, Google GMail, AOL

Mail Server Settings

For Outlook.com:


Outlook.com POP3 servers
Incoming mail server: pop3.live.com
Incoming mail server: port 995 (SSL required)
Outgoing (SMTP) mail server: smtp.live.com
Outgoing (SMTP) mail server: port 587 (SSL/TLS required)
Outgoing server (SMTP) authentication: yes, same settings as my incoming mail server
Outlook.com IMAP servers
Incoming mail server: imap-mail.outlook.com
Incoming mail server: port 993 (SSL required)
Outgoing (SMTP) mail server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
Outgoing (SMTP) mail server: port 587 (SSL/TLS required)
Outgoing server (SMTP) authentication: yes, same settings as my incoming mail server
Outlook.com via Active Sync
Active Sync mail server: m.hotmail.com (SSL required)

Yahoo! Mail Settings


Yahoo Mail offers standard POP3 access for receiving emails incoming through your Yahoo mailbox, by using your favorite email client software. To setup your email client for working with your Yahoo account, you need to select the POP3 protocol and use the following mail server settings:

Yahoo Incoming Mail Server (POP3) - pop.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 465)Yahoo Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - smtp.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 995)

POP Yahoo! Mail Plus email server settings

Yahoo Plus Incoming Mail Server (POP3) - plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 995)Yahoo Plus Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 465, use authentication)

Google Gmail Settings


(from Dalaris Tech Blog)
First, we need to enable IMAP protocol access in Gmail. To do that, log into Gmail and click the Settings gear and choose Settings from the menu.

Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

Click Enable IMAP and click the Save button at the bottom.

Now you may choose to Sign Out of Gmail.

In Outlook 2016, click the File ribbon, Account Settings, Account Settings….

Click New

Choose Manual Setup or additional Server types and click Next.

Choose POP or IMAP and click Next.

Fill in your information and click More Settings

Click Outgoing Server. Put a checkbox on “My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication

Click the Advanced tab. Fill in the ports for incoming and outgoing servers then click OK.

Click Next.

Click Close to dismiss the “Test Account Settings” dialog box.

Click Finish to close the Add Account dialog box.

Click Close to close the Account Settings dialog box.

As you can see, my Gmail account is now connected and I get email from the server.

That’s it!

AOL Mail Settings


POP3 Incoming server: pop.imap.com
Port: 995
Ensure that a secure connection (SSL) is used when accessing the AOL incoming mail server.
IMAP Incoming server: imap.aol.com
Port: 993
Put a check mark before the SSL (secure connection) option.
SMTP – for sending email
Outgoing server: smtp.aol.com
Port: 587
The outgoing SMTP server requires authentication so make sure you check that.

Mail.com Mail Settings


The Mail.com email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Mail.com mailbox.
POP3 - pop1.mail.com (port 110)
Outgoing Mail Server - use your local ISP SMTP mail server

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How Do I Post My Tumblr Blog to a Webpage?

You can embed Tumblr using a feature that is no longer advertised, but it still works.
Paste in the code below, replacing "yourblog" with the name of your blog


What you'll see now is a list of your last posts with images. If you want to make it more attractive you'll have to add some custom CSS styling.

 <script type="text/javascript" src="http://yourblogname.tumblr.com/js?start=0&num=1"></script>  

The above code also has some useful elements:
  • start=0 - which post to start from, 0 is last
  • num=5 - number of posts to display

How did I get the code into this Blogger post?
http://codeformatter.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Create a LocalDB Database

static class LocalDB
{
     public const string DB_DIRECTORY = "Data";

     public static SqlConnection GetLocalDB(string dbName, bool deleteIfExists = false)
     {
             try
             {
                    string outputFolder = Path.Combine(Path.GetDirectoryName(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location), DB_DIRECTORY);
                    string mdfFilename = dbName + ".mdf";
                    string dbFileName = Path.Combine(outputFolder, mdfFilename);
                    string logFileName = Path.Combine(outputFolder, String.Format("{0}_log.ldf", dbName));
                    // Create Data Directory If It Doesn't Already Exist.
                    if (!Directory.Exists(outputFolder))
                    {
                         Directory.CreateDirectory(outputFolder);
                    }

                    // If the file exists, and we want to delete old data, remove it here and create a new database.
                    if (File.Exists(dbFileName) && deleteIfExists)
                    {
                            if (File.Exists(logFileName)) File.Delete(logFileName);
                            File.Delete(dbFileName);
                            CreateDatabase(dbName, dbFileName);
                    }
                    // If the database does not already exist, create it.
                    else if (!File.Exists(dbFileName))
                    {
                            CreateDatabase(dbName, dbFileName);
                    }

                    // Open newly created, or old database.
                    string connectionString = String.Format(@"Data Source=(LocalDB)\v11.0;AttachDBFileName={1};Initial Catalog={0};Integrated Security=True;", dbName, dbFileName);
                    SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString);
                    connection.Open();
                    return connection;
             }
             catch
             {
                     throw;
             }
     }

     public static bool CreateDatabase(string dbName, string dbFileName)
     {
             try
             {
                    string connectionString = String.Format(@"Data Source=(LocalDB)\v11.0;Initial Catalog=master;Integrated Security=True");
                    using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
                    {
                            connection.Open();
                            SqlCommand cmd = connection.CreateCommand();

                           
                            DetachDatabase(dbName);

                            cmd.CommandText = String.Format("CREATE DATABASE {0} ON (NAME = N'{0}', FILENAME = '{1}')", dbName, dbFileName);
                            cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();
                    }

                    if (File.Exists(dbFileName)) return true;
                    else return false;
             }
             catch
             {
                    throw;
             }
     }

     public static bool DetachDatabase(string dbName)
     {
             try
             {
                    string connectionString = String.Format(@"Data Source=(LocalDB)\v11.0;Initial Catalog=master;Integrated Security=True");
                    using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
                    {
                            connection.Open();
                            SqlCommand cmd = connection.CreateCommand();
                            cmd.CommandText = String.Format("exec sp_detach_db '{0}'", dbName);
                            cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();

                            return true;
                    }
             }
             catch
             {
                    return false;
             }
     }

}

Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

  Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 35 mins Total Time: 55 mins   This easy keto low carb Mexican chicken casserole i...