Updating my Galaxy Tab S 8.4 to AOKP

Updating my Galaxy Tab S 8.4 to AOKP

I finally got fed up with my Galaxy Tab S running like a dog and always running out of space. I decided it was time to put something a little more vanilla onto the tablet and blow away all of the Samsung provided goodness bloatware. To do this, I went through the following steps:

Retropie – Pi 3 makes a big difference

Retropie – Pi 3 makes a big difference

Last week I decided to upgrade the Raspberry Pi that was running my instance of Retropie. I replaced my original Pi 1 with a much more up to date Pi 3. As I have all my ROMS on an external hard drive this was a very easy swap over. I downloaded the Pi 3 distribution of RetroPie onto a micro SD card and inserted this into the Pi 3. It was then a simple plug for plug replacement swapping the…

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Came here and it was broken

Came here and it was broken

Just popped in to check the status of my site and, it appears, the last WordPress automatic update has broken the themes on my site. I have quickly changed to the latest version of the “twenty xxx” series of themes and now it appears I have to recreate my menu. This has been a real week of tech failure for me, both at work and at home where simple stuff is just not working. So annoyed especially as my watch…

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Smokey Winter Baked Beans

Smokey Winter Baked Beans

Print Recipe Smokey Winter Baked Beans This will make you never want to open a can of baked beans again Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins Course: Main Dish Servings: 4 people Ingredients1 tbsp olive oil150 gram bacon rashers diced2 tbsp brown sugar3 cloves garlic minced1 small leek trimmed and chopped fine, white only1 small red capsicum finely chopped1 tbsp red wine vinegar2 400g cannellini beans cans, drained and rinsed1/4 cup worcestershire sauce (65ml)1 cup passata (250ml)1/2 cup chicken…

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Pork Marinade

Pork Marinade

A delicious pork marinade for fillets or chops Print Recipe Pork Marinade Course: Main Course Ingredients1/4 cup tomato sauce1 tsp chinese five spice1/4 cup honey1/4 cup soy sauce1 clove garlic crushedchilli crushed, to taste InstructionsMix the tomato sauce, five spice, honey, soy, garlic and chili in a bowl Place pork fillets in marinade and coat well. For best flavour, marinade overnight Sear the pork in a hot skillet or bbq Place on a non stick baking tray, cover with foil…

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Chilli a la Antony

Chilli a la Antony

This is a recipe that originally came out of a “Food for Flatters” book my mum gave me when I moved in to share a house with a few mates while I was at Uni.  Since then it has been through a few refinements but is still basically the same thing I used to cook back then. Print Recipe Chilli a la Antony A cheap yummy chilli that can be used for taco’s or even as a pasta sauce Prep…

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Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

Something different to do with pototaes, a nice variation on a roasted potato. Print Recipe Roasted Hasselback Potatoes Yummy hasselback potatoes Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins Course: Main Course, Side Dish Servings: 6 people Ingredients24 medium potatoes desiree preferred2 tbsp olive oil2 cloves garlic crushed2 tbsp fresh rosemary coarsely choppedsalt and pepper to taste InstructionsPreheat oven to 200 C Halve potatoes. Place on a board cut side down and cut, at five mm intervals about two…

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A New Belt for Father’s Day

A New Belt for Father’s Day

This post is a little late but I thought I would put something up about my father’s day weekend.  It started off as pretty much any normal weekend with me getting up on Saturday morning to go to karate training.  Two big differences happened here.  The first is that I only did one hours training rather than two, the other is that I picked up a grading slip for the grading session on the Sunday.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup

A yummy soup done in the slow cooker Print Recipe Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup Prep Time30 minsCook Time8 hrsTotal Time8 hrs 30 mins Course: Soup Servings: 8 people Ingredients4 medium potatoes peeled and diced4 carrots peeled and sliced2 brown onions diced4 sticks celery sliced4 cloves garlic crushed2 litres chicken stock1 pkt french onion soup6 whole chicken thighs trimmed of all fat InstructionsPlace all the vegetables into the slow cooker in order of ingredients. Mix french onion soup into…

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Passionfruit Ice Cream

Passionfruit Ice Cream

One of the first yummy ice cream recipes we used with the ice cream maker Print Recipe Passionfruit Ice Cream A delicious passionfruit icecream Course: Dessert Servings: 1 litre Ingredients2 cup heavy cream1 cup whole milk3/4 cup sugar5 egg yolk1 cup passionfruit pulp InstructionsPlace the cream, milk and 1/2 cup sugar into a large saucepan, whisk and then heat over medium heat until the sugar is disolved Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolks and passionfruit together in a…

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