Archive for January, 2017

Odd news reported

Posted: January 5, 2017 in Oddball stuff

Autopsy set for mummified body found in Detroit garage

oddnewsA mummified body found face down in the back seat of a car in a Detroit garage will be examined by a specialist to determine age, gender and cause of death. An autopsy by a University of Michigan anthropologist is set for Tuesday. The body was discovered by a man interested in buying the property. He spotted it in a car. Authorities describe the remains as a skeleton dressed in pants, shirt and a sweater. Police say tenants who lived at the home told officers they never entered the garage because the property owner told them they couldn’t use it.

Woman gives birth during auto shop oil change

Some auto shops offer 10-minute oil change service. That still would have been about seven minutes too long for a Pennsylvania woman who gave birth while the oil in her husband’s pickup was being changed at an auto dealership.

Akron home sells for $1 under Ohio’s new public auction law

A vacant 92-year-old bungalow in Akron sold at a sheriff’s sale last month for just $1, a price made possible by a revision of Ohio law governing public auctions last year. The home is the first to sell so cheaply in Summit County since the passing of House Bill 390 last summer. Under the new law, vacant homes can now be sold for less than two-thirds of their appraised value at public auctions across Ohio. The "fast-track foreclosure bill" also decreases the time abandoned properties are wrapped up in foreclosure suits to as little as six months, before they can attract a criminal element or deteriorate further.

Records show that no one challenged Citizens Bank’s winning $1 bid.

Elvis birthday in Memphis

Posted: January 4, 2017 in What's new
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Events begin Thursday January 5 2017 in Memphis to mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 82nd birthday, with a cake-cutting ceremony on the front lawn of his home at Graceland.elvis_birthday_cake

A total of 164 pieces have been consigned for an auction to be held Saturday at The Guest House at Graceland, where birthday celebration events are being held for the first time.

Many of the authenticated artifacts come from Elvis’ theatrical and musical careers, though some are tokens and gifts.

A few of the featured items included in the auction are a gold and diamond lion head ring given to musician and guitarist Charlie Hodge, boxing gloves worn by Presley in the 1962 film "Kid Galahad" and personal clothing. Other items included a divorce document signed by both Elvis and Pricilla Presley, a Colt .32 caliber pistol and a blue suede jacket.

Presley was 42 when he died in 1977.

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Posted: January 4, 2017 in Recipes
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1 (7-pound) semi-boneless leg of lamb, aitchbone removed, fat trimmed to 1/4-inch thick, and lamb tied
8 garlic cloves
1 cup flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 lemons, juiced
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
Pita bread, wrapped in foil and warmed in the oven


Pat lamb dry and score fat by making shallow cuts all over with tip of a sharp small knife.

Place garlic, parsley, mint, lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper, and oil in a food processor and process until smooth. Rub the paste all over the lamb and place in a lightly oiled roasting pan. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Roast lamb in middle of oven for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350, and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted 2 inches into thickest part of meat (not touching bone) registers 135 degrees F, about 1 3/4 hours.

Transfer to a cutting board and let stand 15 to 25 minutes (the internal temperature will rise to about 145 degrees F for medium). Slice the meat against the grain and serve with pita.

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

HTML is not dead

Posted: January 1, 2017 in Tutorials
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example_web_designGood web design does not have to be hard or complicated, even though most web designers are moving away from HTML I find that this web building is still a good way to go, simple is always better and good navigation on a web site is most important. Left Colum navigation menu is easiest and best however Left or right or a combination of either along with horizontal at the top menu are fine as well, stay away from using pictures as navigation menu because the viewer may miss the link thinking it’s just an image, not all visitors know to mouse over things while browsing your site. Click the picture to view full size then click back to return

HTML Basics

HTML is a markup language that is the basic building blocks of websites. It is written in the form of HTML elements which consist of tags, like <html>.

If you’re planning on building your own website from scratch, or another type of website building tool, a basic knowledge of HTML will help you create the website you want.

Setting up a blank HTML document

If you are starting with a blank html file, at the top of your document, type:

<!DOCTYPE HTML> (Declares the file as a standard HTML5 document)
< body>

your content goes here
< /html>
at the bottom of the document.
You’ll be placing all your text and other HTML tags between these opening and closing tags.

Basic Font Styling

Bold Text:
Your Text here = <strong> Your Text here </strong>

Italic Text:
Your Text here = <em> Your Text here </em>

Bold & Italic Text:
Your Text here = <strong><em> Your Text here </em></strong>

Changing Font Size:
Your Text here = <p style="font-size:18px"> Your Text here </p>

Changing Font Color:
Your Text here = <p style="color:#f00"> Your Text here </p>

Changing Fonts:
Verdana = <p style="font-family:Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif"> Verdana </p>
Georgia = <p style="font-family:Georgia, ‘Times New Roman’, Times, serif"> Verdana </p>
Courier = <p style="font-family:’Courier New’, Courier, monospace"> Verdana </p>
Arial / Helvetica = <p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Arial/Helvetica </p>
Lucida = <p style="font-family:’Lucida Sans Unicode’, ‘Lucida Grande’, sans-serif"> Lucida </p>



Adding an image to your site

<img src="path_to_your_images/exampleImage.jpg" alt="alternative text – this is an image" />

Images can be floated to the left or right within a layout or block of text by using floats.

<img src="path_to_your_images/exampleImage.jpg" alt="this is an image" style="float:left" />

<img src="path_to_your_images/exampleImage.jpg" alt="this is an image" style="float:right" />

Heading Tags

Here is the code to add different Heading styles to your page:
< h1>Heading 1</h1>
< h2>Heading 2</h1>
< h3>Heading 3</h1>

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Note: Due to differences in styling from website to website, your Heading tags may look differently

Paragraphs & Lists

Code to make a new paragraph:
< p> Your text goes here </p>

Code to make an unordered list:
< ul>
<li>Your text goes here, inside a list item tag. </li>

  • This text is inside of a <li> tag, inside of a <ul> tag.
  • Here is a second <li> tag, inside of the same <ul> tag.

Code to make an ordered list:
< ol>
<li>Your text goes here, inside a list item tag. </li>

  1. This text is inside of a <li> tag, inside of a <ol> tag.
  2. Here is a second <li> tag, inside of the same <ol> tag.
Divs & other layout tags

Here are examples of HTML tags used in creating a website. /p>

Insert your content here. Div tags are the main building blocks in creating a website’s layout.

< br /> – Use this tag to create returns (line breaks) in your paragraphs.
< hr /> – Use this tag to create a horizontal rule on your page.
< table> <tr> <td> </td> </tr> </table> – Use the table tags to create a space for tabular data on your website.

Table Example:
< table>
<td> Data 1 </td>
<td> Data 2 </td>
<td> Data 3 </td>
<td> Data 4 </td>

Data 1
Data 2

Data 3
Data 4

You can use CSS to make the table look much nicer.

Data 1
Data 2

Data 3
Data 4

Here’s the CSS code used to edit the table:
table{border:1px solid; border-right:none; border-bottom:0; background:#CCC; border-spacing:0; width:350px}{padding:5px; border-right:1px solid; border-bottom:1px solid; text-align:center}

I hope this helps you to understand some basics of good web site design remember simple is always better, you want the person who is visiting to be able to navigate your whole site without being confused as to what to click on and what is just images , etc.