Month: February 2021

55 Days of Grilling: Day 4 Breakfast

Anya and I made pancakes on the grill today — I put the batter in and flip the first time, then she takes them out of the pan. She wanted to toss the cooked pancake on the grill to get some “grill marks” … which was pretty cool.

The batter is an extra vanilla-y buttermilk pancake recipe:

2c flour
1t baking powder
1t baking soda
1/2t salt

2c buttermilk
3T maple syrup
1 egg
2T oil
1T vanilla

It’s actually a powdered buttermilk, so that’s half a cup of buttermilk powder and two cups of water. I mixed up some “pancake mix” so next time we’re making pancakes … we just need to add water, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and an egg.

Fedora — Disabling IPv6

Since it’s the third time I’ve had to do this so far this year, I’m going to write down how I disable IPv6 in Fedora. Add these lines to /etc/sysctl.conf

[lisa@server~]# grep ipv6 /etc/sysctl.conf

Then load the sysctl settings (sysctl -p) or reboot.

Without IPv6, if you do X-redirection, you may get an error indicating the redirection was refused. In journalctl, there’s an error “error: Failed to allocate internet-domain X11 display socket”. Evidently you’ve got to configure sshd to use IPv4 by setting “AddressFamily inet” in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

[lisa@server~/]# grep AddressFamily /etc/ssh/sshd_config
AddressFamily inet


MythTV Verbose Logging

In the process of troubleshooting UPNP/DLNA on our MythTV server, I learned that you can send logging verbosity settings while the server is running. Using the mythbackend binary with the –setverbose flag, you can specify logging level. For example:

mythbackend --setverbose http:debug,upnp:debug

What items can you set levels on? It’ll conveniently tell you — “all” or “none” override existing settings, everything else will update the current logging levels (i.e. if I’ve already got http and upnp in debug, I can use “–setverbose audio:debug” to add audio to the list of things in debug mode).

[mythuser@server /var/log/mythtv/]# mythbackend -v help
Verbose debug levels.
Accepts any combination (separated by comma) of:

all - ALL available debug output
audio - Audio related messages
channel - Channel related messages
chanscan - Channel Scanning messages
commflag - Commercial detection related messages
database - Display all SQL commands executed
decode - MPEG2Fix Decode messages
dsmcc - DSMCC carousel related messages
dvbcam - DVB CAM debugging messages
eit - EIT related messages
file - File and AutoExpire related messages
frame - MPEG2Fix frame messages
general - General info
gpu - GPU OpenGL driver messages
gpuaudio - GPU Audio Processing messages
gpuvideo - GPU video rendering messages
gui - GUI related messages
http - HTTP Server messages
idle - System idle messages
jobqueue - JobQueue related messages
libav - Enables libav debugging
media - Media Manager debugging messages
mheg - MHEG debugging messages
most - Most debug (nodatabase,notimestamp,noextra)
network - Network protocol related messages
none - NO debug output
osd - On-Screen Display related messages
playback - Playback related messages
process - MPEG2Fix processing messages
record - Recording related messages
refcount - Reference Count messages
rplxqueue - MPEG2Fix Replex Queue messages
schedule - Scheduling related messages
siparser - Siparser related messages
socket - socket debugging messages
system - External executable related messages
timestamp - Conditional data driven messages
upnp - UPnP debugging messages
vbi - VBI related messages
xmltv - xmltv output and related messages

To disable debugging, use “mythbackend –setverbose none”

55 Days of Grilling: Day 1

55 Days of Grilling: Day 1

Recipe by LisaCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • Roasted Garlic Buns
  • 4 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup wheat gluten

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 Tbsp yeast

  • 1 Tbsp sugar

  • 1-2 Tbsp roasted garlic

  • 1 egg (pre-bake wash)

  • 1 Tbsp salted butter (post-bake wash)

  • Burgers
  • 2 lbs 80% ground beef

  • 1/2 cup diced red onion

  • 1 tsp ground pepper

  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 medium eggs

  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs


  • Bread
  • Combine yeast with about a cup of water and 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Combine all ingredients except for the egg and salted butter in mixer and kneed on medium-low speed for five minutes.
  • Allow dough to rise for two hours.
  • Deflate dough and form into rolls (I make Kaiser style rolls — form a long log of dough, then tie in a knot). Let rise for one hour
  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Beat egg and brush on risen rolls. Allow to sit for a minute, then brush another layer of egg.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Brush with melted salted butter and allow to cool on a wire rack
  • Burgers
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Grill!


  • These were really good — Scott fried up some bacon in a cast iron pan so we had bacon cheese burgers.

55 Days of Grilling

Scott’s been really excited to start grilling again now that the temps are warmer. We’ve got a little grill right by the family room door, and we’re ready to grill. The goal is to grill something each day for the next 55 days — starting with burgers for dinner tonight. There’s a long list of things we want to try grilling — especially grilled pineapple (so I’ll have to get to the grocery store soon!) and how-high-can-this-thing-go pizza. Hopefully we can get above 600 degrees and make some really nice pizza crust.