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  1. From France: Cassoulet

    Notice from opaque: Do not Copy Stuff from Internet on this Forum
  2. I Need A Break!

    Yes, Sheepdog, you DO have my sincere sympathy. It looks like it is always the same people trouble rain down on (same here), and it seems it is also the same people who always have all the luck (usually people who do not deserve it). And then that lousy "don't care" attitude of some people, like the judge, why do certain cases only once a month? Do the other ones pay better maybe? I am quite sure if it was something that concerned them or their nearest and dearest, they would magically find time to handle a case. And the further, this is certainly not only in the USA, the law, which always seems to protect the criminals rather than the victims, what has this world come to? They can do anything they like to people and get away with it, but if the victim tries to defend him/herself or his/her belongings or family, then they come out with "taking the law into your own hands" and other blah blah blah. It is really disgusting, all of it, those are the sort of things that would make people want to give up. Anyway, I want to wish you all the best of luck in all of this and (although it is easy for me to say), keep your head high, every cloud has a silver lining.
  3. Chicken Cacciatore. 'Cacciatore' literally means 'hunter' in Italian, and this 'hunter style' dish makes good use of mushrooms (easily available to hunters trekking through forests!), onions tomatoes and herbs. If desired, serve over spaghetti. Ingredients Serves: 8 250g plain flour for coating 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 whole 2 to 2.5kg chicken, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 125ml white wine 1 green pepper, chopped 200g punnet fresh mushrooms, quartered salt and pepper to taste ​Method Prep:20min › Cook:50min › Ready in:1hr10min Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a plastic bag. Shake the chicken pieces in flour until coated. Heat the oil in a large frying pan (one with a cover/lid). Fry the chicken pieces until they are browned on both sides. Remove from pan. Add the onion, garlic and pepper to the pan and saute until the onion is slightly browned. Return the chicken to the pan and add the tomatoes, oregano and wine. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes over medium low heat. Add the mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 more minutes.
  4. Hello, I think this would be a nice post for Sheepdog to sink her teeth into, but, obviously, anyone who can give advice is more than welcome to post replies. The situation is this: We have four labradors, a mum and dad and two sons.] The mum and dad are both black, mum is an American labrador and dad is an English labrador. The sons are white and chocolate respectively. We have an enormous problem with the dogs shedding their fur, we never get finished with hoovering and cleaning up. As soon as the place has been hoovered, the fur starts appearing on the floor again. It also seems that it is mainly the dad and white son shedding fur, we see it from the colour, distinctive white hairs all the time, and we notice it when we brush them, as mum and the chocolate son barely leave any fur in the brush, but from dad and the white son, the brush immediately gets filled up with fur. In order to prevent the shedding, we brush the dogs every day, but it has not lead to a lot of results so far. I have also tried all the things I learned from my experience working for a vet years ago, but nothing seems to help. Is there anyone who knows a solution to reduce the amount of fur indoors, apart from shaving all their fur off? I am well aware of the fact that you can never get rid of all the fur they shed, but as things are at this moment, it is way over the top. If anyone could give further advice, we would be extremely grateful.
  5. Zymic Hosting

    Zymic are a load of rubbish. I have webspace there too, but only to use it as a testing dustbin. And even that cannot be done properly. If you try to do something which uses a bit of a serious MySQL database application, or upload a webform with inclusion of a MySQL database, you keep getting error messages all over the place. I have not had any banning or suspension issues, as I have not really published a lot, but yes, you are right, their staff are ignorant, rude and arrogant. I have noticed that when I posted on their forum about the umpteenth thing that went wrong. i would say: steer well clear of that place.
  6. Hi, I hope someone can help me with this issue before it drives me up the wall: I have a Samsung CLP-300 Laser Printer, and I have bought a Buffalo HD-HD250LAN NAS. What I am trying to achieve is to connect my printer to the NAS so it can be used on the network. However, it is causing me lots of grief. Either the printer shows up as being connected but will not print, or I get a message the printer does not exist or there is no driver, it gives me anything except sheets of paper coming from the printer. I run Windows 8 64 bit and I have a universal Samsung driver ready, but when I try to install this one, it keeps telling me there is no printer connected. A few questions now: Should I install the driver on my machine, on the NAS or on both? The IP address of the NAS is, is the IP address of the printer the same, and if not, how can I find that IP address? Or even better, is there an experienced person here who could talk me through the process step by step? (Although question 1 is not very useful, as the driver keeps refusing to install as I explained above). The NAS is connected to the routher via Ethernet cable, and the printer is on the NAS' USB port. If I missed any information out, please ask away, as long as my problem can be solved. Thank you in advance.
  7. A Simple Request

    I am posting this here, as I did not find any appropriate topic to post this in. Could one of the admins please have a look at a post I placed a good while ago in The Internet=>Web Design, it is called "Any CSS specialists here?" or something very similar. The reason why I post this is because the post in question has so far not appeared (It is a topic where posts have to be approved before they can be seen). Since the post has not appeared yet, nobody can reply to it (obviously), and it was a post about a bit of help I require with a CSS issue, so I am not getting any help. On the other hand, this is not helping for collecting MyCents neither. I do not remember how long the post was, but there should probably some MyCents in it. So, if any of the mods could have a look at the post and approve it, I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance.
  8. Making Payments

    Well, Nitin, maybe not bitten by the new rule, so far I still have my sites up and running, although other users might not (like yourself, if I read correctly). However, it does affect everybody in some way or other, like (if I am correct the change in the script has something to do with it) for example the long periods of time between MyCents updates. Fortunately I have not lost my account (yet) because of it, but I will have to wait and see what happens by the time the next invoice comes. There are, however, as I can make out by what I have read here, people whose hosting has been affected as a result of this, but I know Opaque was working on it, so hopefully he will be able to have it fixed on time.
  9. Son-In-Law's Fate

    Oh, my and your family have my sincere sympathy. Please be strong for your daughter's sake. May your son-in-law rest in peace.
  10. I Think We Are Owed.

    Well, Sheepdog, the error was also fixed quickly after sending in a ticket, but that is scarcely the point. The point is that my site says "Account Suspended", sometimes for hours (probably starts during the night). And, as I said, when that happens, just like in your case, it might mean a loss for me. Apparently it happens because of a script (to do with credits) that is not running properly, but in the mean time, my account gets suspended, and I get an email my account has been suspended due to overdue payment, which is obviously not right. While I do appreciate that IT and scripts sometimes go wrong, it is a bit too much of a good thing when it happens for two days on the trot. And, in the mean time, MyCents have still not been updated, and a post I wrote 4-5 days ago (a post which needs approval) has still not appeared on the forum. I am beginning to wonder if this forum is still being looked at/moderated.
  11. I Think We Are Owed.

    Yes, demonboy, the Xisto supportsite is where you can see your total balance. The red figures you see here are what you have earned with posting so far, and as soon as that reaches 1 dollar it is reset to zero. However, this morning, I had a message that my sites have been suspended because of an overdue payment. I only paid an invoice seven days ago. And, the red figure underneath my name has not changed due to the MyCents not being updated, so the overall balance will not change neither. (Although, of course, only the account holder can see this figure). I must admit I am definitely not happy with this situation. On one of my sites, I run an Internet radio station, now it has been suspended, people cannot reach it to send in requests, they cannot even listen to my station because I put the player on my site. This is a terrible loss for me until it is fixed. (And how many listeners am I not going to lose as a result of this)?
  12. I Think We Are Owed.

    Looking at the red figures with the MyCent balance underneath my name, I conclude it has not changed for goodness knows how long. My balance has remained the same since at least July, which means, if the invoice was due now, I would not have enough to pay for it fully and get an email telling me my account has been suspended. We do have a duty to post to keep our hosting (unless we pay in real money, of course), but has the company then not got a duty to adjust our balance on time? You could argue, "then pay with real money", but what is the point of posting then? This is only a friendly question to ask Xisto to stick to their side of the bargain on time. Come on, please, update those MyCents. "Reddite Caesari quae sunt Caesaris".
  13. Hello, I have redesigned my website and used Adobe Dreamweaver to do it. I chose for a two-column design with body, left sidebar and a header and a footer. The model I used was one that came with Dreamweaver. However, the problem I have is that, on pages with a lot of content in the body, the sidebar stops far from the footer, and if I set the "height" value of the footer too high in the CSS stylesheet, it leaves the body container with a lot of white space underneath the contents. I have tried everything, I set "height" to "auto" in the stylesheet, then tried to set it to 100%, but none of that made any difference. I have, so far, come up with a "very clumsy" solution, but at least it does the trick: I filled the empty space after the last item in the sidebar with "<br>" tags. I know, very clumsy and probably unprofessional, but it does do the trick so far. Here is the CSS for the pages: .sidebar1 { float: left; width: 180px; background-color: #0CC; padding-bottom: 10px; height: 100%;} And this is the HTML: <div class="sidebar1"> <ul id="MenuBar1" class="MenuBarVertical"> <li><a href="'>" title="Naar huis" target="_self">Naar huis</a> </li> <li><a href="'>" title="Gastenboek" target="_self">Gastenboek</a></li> <li><a href="'>" title="Over ons" target="_self">Over ons</a> <li><a href="'>" title="Contacteer ons" target="_self">Contacteer ons</a></li> <li><a href="'>" title="Verwijzingen" target="_self">Verwijzingen</a></li> <li><a href="'>" title="Verzoekjes" target="_self" class="MenuBarItemSubmenu">Verzoekjes</a> <ul> <li><a href="'>">Gewoon</a></li> <li><a href="">Zoekmachine</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="" title="Mededelingen" target="_self">Muziekkeuze</a></li> <li><a href="'>" title="Word lid" target="_self">Word lid</a></li> <li><a href="'>" title="Luister in nieuw venster" target=""popup" onClick="wopen('speelblad.htm', 'popup', 640, 480); return false;"">Luister in nieuw venster</a></li> </ul><p><a href="" class="twitter-share-button" data-via="RadioVlNationaa" data-lang="nl">Tweeten</a><br></p><p>U kunt ons station nu ook beluisteren op uw Android of Blackberry. Klik hieronder om binnen te halen:<br>Dit is tans ook moontlik om op u Blackberry of Android na ons stasie te luister, kliek op die gewenste knoppieom die toepassing af te laai:<br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="'>" width="120" height="50" alt="" title="" border="0" /></a> <br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="'>" width="120" height="50" alt="" title="" border="0" /></a> </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <!-- end .sidebar1 --></div> You ca n see the "filling up" with "<br>" tags, but in my despair, that was all I could come up with. I also noticed that I am not the only one struggling with this issue, as a Google search showed me many people asking about it, but I have so far not found one suitable solution. I basically want the sidebar to expand as content is added to the body of the site. If possible, could it be something that does not require to alter too much in the CSS, as that would probably confuse me, as I am still learning in that field. Any help will be gratefully accepted. Thank you in advance.
  14. Mycents

    I think it is time the MyCents were updated again. I see from a previous post (hopefully I am wrong) that the last time was on July 29. However, even if I am wrong, it has been a number of weeks since the last update.
  15. Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following: I have a .m3u file (a playlist in other words) which people can use to click on, and when they do, it starts the music of my online radio station in their default media player. I have it under a URL, and when people click that URL, the m3u is downloaded to their machine. Now today, someone said he saved the file to his desktop so he could start the programme from his desktop with just a double click. However, the icon just gives the generic blank page icon. I have turned in into a shortcut and then done "Change Icon" in the properties, and that is fine on my own machine, I am using the favicon of my radio station logo. But how can I make it happen that other people can see it with that icon too, either when it gets downloaded via the URL or when I send it to them in an email? Any advice will be gratefully welcomed. Thank you in advance.