So misleading. Everyone knows bacon hatches from an egg.
Turns out that shifting from a bacon-based diet to a purported “healthy” diet will only kill our planet faster!!
Those reports about bacon being as bad as smoking? Lies, lies, and more lies!!
Here are twelve things that will kill you long before bacon does.
OpenVPN’s client is an easy-to-use, free tool for secure, encrypted connections on your iPhone or iPad. It allows VPN connections without having to jailbreak the device. However, OpenVPN doesn’t work as seamlessly as it does on a Mac or PC. To workaround this problem, you will need to extract your certificate and key information from the pkcs12 (.p12) file, and modify the .ovpn configuration file before uploading to the OpenVPN app.
There are a couple ways to accomplish this task. Both require copying files to the OpenVPN app on your device. The first modifies the .ovpn file to call other files that contain the certificate and key info. The second method modifies the .ovpn file to embed the certificate and key details into the file directly. The first method requires less work with less chance of a syntax error, so that’s what I’m outlining below.
Download and install the OpenVPN app from the Apple App Store onto your iOS device and connect it (via wifi or USB) to a computer that has OpenSSL installed on it (if you have a Mac, it’s already there). iTunes is not required, but makes uploading the files to your device easier. If you don’t have iTunes, you can still achieve the same results, but you’ll have to use the second method as mentioned above, and email the files, but that’s for another discussion.
From your certificate authority (CA), firewall, etc., create and download your own personal .ovpn and .p12 files. I use an IPCop firewall that contains a CA, and offers both an OpenVPN and IPSec server. The OpenVPN server stores both the .ovpn and .p12 files in a .zip archive for convenience. If this is the case, extract the files first before modifying them.
I’m going to provide the instructions for Mac users. The Windows commands should be similar, but done from the command line shell.
In this example, my info is contained in bill.p12. Throughout the process described below, substitute the word “bill” with the name of your .p12 file. When you are prompted for a password during the extraction, use the pass phrase set up when the certificate was created. This is not your user or machine password, but one established by you or the certificate administrator when the certificate was created. It should be the same throughout the process.
Open the Terminal app and navigate to where the zipped files are saved. I have mine in the Downloads folder. All files extracted by this process should show up here too unless you specify a different path.
Extract the CA’s certificate using openssl. Remember to substitute your .p12 filename with bill.p12. Leave the extracted file name as ca.crt. This will avoid a naming conflict later.
Extract your private key using openssl. Remember to substitute your .p12 filename with bill.p12. Name the new .key file with the name of your .p12 file (e.g., bill.key)
Extract your personal certificate using openssl. Remember to substitute your .p12 filename with bill.p12. Name the new .crt file to match the name of your .p12 file (e.g., bill.crt).
Open your .ovpn file with Text Edit (or any other editor that will save as UTF-8 format).
Modify your .ovpn file to “comment out” a reference to the pkcs12 info, and “call out” the individual components of it (i.e., the files you just extracted) instead. The uncommented pkcs12 line is the offending piece of code that keeps OpenVPN from working, so you can remove it all together if you’d like.
You also need to modify the line with hostname.jumpingcrab.com to use your own hostname or IP address. If your domain is vpn.abc.com, that’s what you would insert there, replacing the previous hostname or IP address (leave the port as is unless you know different).
Assuming you have iTunes installed on the same machine used to perform the modifications above, open it and select the iOS device you wish to connect via VPN. Select the Apps category just under Summary. If you don’t have iTunes, you will need to embed the certificate and key info into the .ovpn file and email the file, but that’s for another topic.
In iTunes’ File Sharing section, select the OpenVPN app. Click the Add button at the bottom of the File Sharing window. (You may have to scroll creatively to see it.) Navigate to where the .ovpn and other files are stored and add them all at once.
Go back to your device. With the OpenVPN app started, it should automatically recognize a new profile and offer to import it. Click the + button in the OpenVPN app to do that. The files should disappear from iTunes File Sharing if successful.
Toggle the Connect slider and you should be good.
Billy on Examiner
So the WHO published a study linking processed meats such as bacon to cancer. They likened it to the same risk as smoking, alcoholism and obesity. I will be hard pressed to give it up, so hopefully the bacon barons will come out with a “Lights” version, so I can reduce my risk.
Bacon knows no enemies.
Easy and delicious. This cheesy bacon dip is a full of wins. With only five ingredients, even most Floridians should be able to make it.
According to this story, I should live to be 300 or 400.
Baconpocalypse! It’s a dark day!!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2.5 cups AP flour
0.25 tsp double acting baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
6 tbsp cold water
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
Add all dry ingredients to a food processor and pulse to mix. Add the butter and pulse 3-5 times or until the butter and flour look crumbly. Add the water and pulse until it forms a dough ball. Form into a disc and wrap in plastic. Place in refrigerator to rest for at least 30 minutes.
2 pints blueberries
0.5 cups white sugar
0.25 cups AP flour
0.5 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp orange zest
3 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed
Combine all filing ingredients in a large bowl and macerate for 15 minutes. Drain any liquid.
Roll out half the dough to line a buttered nine inch pie dish. Trim the edges. Add the filling and sprinkle the butter cubes on top. Cover with the other half of the dough (rolled out or latticed of course). Brush the dough top with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let it rest and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate to set before slicing.