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Monday, December 30, 2019

The Best Sweet Brisket Recipe featuring Ginger Ale

I've finally found the best brisket recipe. It combines Tori Avey's holiday brisket, with a couple of recipes from my mom's Jewish cookbooks.

I've modified the recipe in a few ways and cooked it in a slow cooker.

Here are the ingredients:

3 lbs brisket. We found a reasonable size in Wegmans.
extra virgin olive oil

1 large white onion, sliced and diced
1 handful of baby carrots
1 package of cut up celery hearts

14.10 oz POMI Strained Tomatoes
Crushed garlic
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups, or more, Ginger Ale
Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, to taste
Salt and pepper

1. Season the brisket with salt and pepper to taste. Sear the brisket until brown in a fry pan using olive oil. Then remove from pan.
2. Saute onion
3. Add carrots and celery

4. Pour half of the tomatoes into the slow cooker
5. Place the brisket into the slow cooker
6. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over brisket in the slow cooker

7. Cover and cook for 8 HOURS on LOW.

8. Allow the brisket to cool, then place in the refrigerator over-night.
9. Slice the brisket against the grain, and place the brisket back in its liquid. Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.
10. Place back in refrigerator, after cooled.

11. Re-heat brisket to serve.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

EOD: End of Decade 2010 - 2019

2010 - My Book Get Seen comes out. live show on the Pulse Network debuts.
2011 - Live Streaming #TVnext with Ustream and Wirecast 4. Part of CNN iReport teaming up with iReporters and Vimeo filmmakers at South by Southwest, Steve Garfield and Jimmy Fallon in the Boston Herald, the end of WBZ TV's Declare Your Curiosity.
2012 - Fun at SXSW with Bruce Springsteen, Jeffrey Tambor, Eugene Mirman and Baratunde Thurston. Hosted NAB 2012 Telestream LIVE - April 17 and 18. Amanda Palmer Dances to Celebrate Passing $1 Million on Kickstarter.
2013 - I visited Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday February 21st. I was able to go to both the monologue run through, and the taping of the whole show. Franklin BBQ at SXSW. Cadillac ATS Test Drive First Impressions. World Domination Summit Portland, OR.
2014 - Mercedes Benz CLA Review. Ireland, Rochester, NY, Finger Lakes.
2015 - We're going to the Super Bowl as guests of GMC. Mercedes-Benz of Burlington - Front Page Boston Globe. Meerkat. Desert Springs. San Diego. Nantucket. Dublin. Lord Hobo Brewing Company Opens. Bordeaux. Amsterdam. Atlantis. I have given up on Massachusetts Health Connector.
2016 - SXSW 2016. Mercedes European Tour.
2017 - SXSW 2017. Casey Neistat, Gary Vaynerchuk, Robert Scoble. A weekend in Cleveland. Bermuda, Treehouse Brewing Company opens in Charlton. ICELAND: Private Super Jeep Tour of Northern Lights.
2018 - Chatham Bars Inn, Berkshires. TACONIC, A Kimpton Hotel, Manchester, Vermont.
2019 - Game Of Thrones Xfinity Watchathon Watch Party at Hammond Castle. Viking Grand European Tour River Cruise. Boston Media Makers, The Final Mingle at Doyle's Cafe 10/20/19.

How To: Getting Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, YouTube and CBS All Access on Sony Android TV

I'm planning for the imminent installation of my SONY A9G Master SERIES OLED 4K ULTRA HD HDR 65” TV.

Here's how to get Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, YouTube and CBS All Access through the Android TV apps on the TV. HBO and Starz will be through Comcast Xfinity, and Apple TV+ will be through my Apple TV box.

Over time the majority of these apps will be available via the Comcast Xfinity X1 box, and not require separate apps.

Some of the Netflix ready devices include a NETFLIX button on the supplied remote that can be used to launch the app. If the remote for your Netflix ready device doesn't include a NETFLIX button, the app can be accessed by pressing the HOME button, and then navigating to the Netflix app. I am subscribing to Netflix through a Comcast Xfinity package.

The Android TV™ supports 4K streaming of the Amazon® Instant Video app. To enjoy 4K streaming of the Amazon Instant Video app, download and install the latest software update for the Android TV. Amazon Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime.

There is one Hulu app on all of our Android TVs. The service you receive will depend on your Hulu subscription plan. I am paying for Hulu without commercial.

The Disney+ Android app can be installed from Google Play™ Store or Sony Select on your Android TV. I bought a three year subscription to Disney+.

You can play 4K movies on the YouTube® app with a compatible Android TV™. Free.

If you own an Android TV you can use the official CBS All Access app from the Google Play Store. I will be subscribing through the CBS All Access app.

COMCAST Xfinity Box

Note: To make things easier, bundled in with the Comcast Xfinity interface, you can also get these streaming services via the X1 box:
- Netflix
- Amazon Prime Video
- YouTube

Coming Soon:
- Hulu
- CBS All Access

- Apple TV+

Setup and Troubleshooting Video Streaming Services
This page provides common Setup and Troubleshooting information for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, and YouTube.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

How to Turn Off Facebook NOTIFICATIONS for someone.

How to Turn Off Facebook NOTIFICATIONS for someone.

Pick someone you get notifications for.

CLICK on their name to GO to their page
Under that drop down menu, DE-SELECT "GET NOTIFICATIONS"