My name is Karyl F. Stein and this is my website--a place to collect artifacts related to my family and interests. Family and friends may enjoy the journal entries. Perhaps some will wonder how I prepared a certain meal and look up the recipe. Searches for technical setup or configuration help may lead to one of my articles. Others may wonder how they got to this site and quickly run away! Whatever your reason for being here you are welcome and I hope that you find something interesting or useful within these pages. If you want to get in contact with me, I am on several social media platforms as "karylfstein" and/or "dadforever74". The latter is my gaming handle which I also use on consoles and other game-related platforms.
Every year over the holiday season there are usually changes to the Stein Home Network. This is because I have extra time with vacation and the like to work on projects. Usually those changes are limited to one or two modifications such as installing some new equipment, switching an existing service to a new technology, upgrading operating systems, or expanding a capability. However, for 2021 the Stein Home Network will undergo a major overhaul by moving some services to a third-party or appliance. The downsides of these changes are a reduction in capabilities such as fail-over of certain services, loss of control over some data, and additional financial costs due to third-party subscription costs. The benefits include simplification of the network, a reduction in hardware and energy consumption, and less regular needs to perform various maintenance tasks.
The main goal for this iteration is to simplify the network by reducing the number of servers and amount of software to maintain. To meet this goal, the following things are planned to be addressed:
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way in which people can subscribe to a feed on a web site. Instead of visiting a web site to see what if any new articles of interest have been published, RSS may be used to detect new articles and possibly alert you when something new is available. An RSS Aggregator is a centralized system that subscribes to multiple RSS feeds and provides one place to view them all. In my case I have multiple news and humor sites to which I subscribe and want to be able to read all the articles from those feeds on multiple devices such as a computer, a phone, and a tablet. The main goals of my RSS Aggregation implementation are:
This meatloaf began as a Halloween-themed recipe I found on the Internet. However, my son and I liked it so much I cut the recipe into a third of the original, and cut out the "zombie-style" decorations for cooking any time of the year. Even though I usually use bison, the bacon around it and vegetables inside it keep the meat moist.
What is better than a cheeseburger? How about a deep-fried version? While these do take some effort to put together, the rest of the process is quick and easy. Plus you may freeze uncooked ones, so is something you may prepare well in advance. When ready to deep fry them you may put them in frozen. However doing that I will usually let them thaw about 10 minutes and pat them down so there are no water droplets or ice crystals on the outside.
Home - Pretty much everything put on the site ends up here. If you want a full feed of all sections subscribe to this.
Cooking - Recipes plus ramblings about techniques, tools and more may be found here.
Technology - Information about the technology I use and how I use it.
Writing - Stuff that comes out of my mind and ends up on (digital) paper.
Résumé - My current résumé is very out-of-date. If and when I do make it current, it will be available here.
Family Site - Links to family photos and videos and more.
Contact - Due to SPAM issues, there is no contact form on this site. To get in touch with me please use one of the social media links on the top right of this site. I may be found on many social platforms as "karylfstein" or under my gaming handle "dadforever74".
This site is broken into a few blog-style sections and document download areas. At the bottom of each section are a couple subscribe options that you can use with your favorite RSS or ATOM reader.