Thursday, September 19, 2019

Home Projects: Hanging Pictures

I know this sounds corny, putting up a post about hanging pictures. But there is a skill behind this. To get these pictures lined up just right, I've noticed that different people have different methods of doing this. Mine happens to be a tape measure. I literally measure where I think every nail should go. Then I nail it up (two for each picture). I hang the picture and then check it with a level, but across the top and down the side. Works for me.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Home Projects: Kitchen Shelves

Here where I live, you seem to have to do a lot of things yourself. Now, I don't mind that.
However, we did have this one contractor that had put up some shelves in the kitchen. They looked nice, but the kitchen wall did not. So we took those shelves down and tiled the wall.

So now, I want the kitchen shelves back up. You see above that I had to take them down to get the tile in place. The wall looks good, but needs the shelves back up. So I asked the contractor if he would put them back up for me, since he knew how to anchor them properly. These are big, thick pieces of wood and are very heavy. Here is how that conversation went (me in black, contractor in white):

I probably shouldn't have texted him at 1:19am, but I wanted him to know that I knew better than to believe him. 
So I'll put the more up and will call it done. By the way, I didn't "screw through the tile". That would be ridiculous. I drilled a hole with a diamond tip bit and ran the screw through that hole. How did I know where the hole would go on the tile? Toothpaste. 

Finished product (minus some cleaning up).


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

NAT On A Cisco Router

I had a situation come up where I needed to NAT traffic that was being routed through a Cisco router. It was a quick fix to a greater problem, but it works. Below is the config to do this:
config t
ip nat pool ToAWS 10.10.10.200 10.10.10.201
access-list 100 permit ip 10.100.0.0 0.0.255.255 10.200.0.0 0.0.255.255
ip nat inside source list 100 pool ToAWS
interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0
ip nat inside
interface GigabitEthernet0/0/2
ip nat outside
exit
wr mem

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sunday Thoughts: Isaiah 46

This got my attention today.  Isaiah 46.
What's interesting about this chapter, is that God does answer, as opposed to all others who do not.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

30A Sunset at Seagrove Beach, SRB, FL

My wife and I like to take a walk at sunset when we can. Tourist season is over here and there are very few people here at SRB. I'm truly amazed at God's creation when I think about it. 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Home Projects: Tile Work

Still working on home projects at the beach fixer upper. I have said time and time again, it's important to have the right tools to do a job. Below, you see two tools for this job: an angle grinder and a wet saw. Both very important to do this tile job right.


And finish the day off with a sunset walk.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fear Is A Liar

There is a song call Fear Is A Liar that has some very interesting lyrics to it.  If you are struggling in your walk with The Lord because of the voices that tell you that you will never be anything, it wasn't meant for you, or to just stay down, then listen to the words of this song.  There is a lot of truth in it just for you.  Link below.
Zac Williams - Fear Is A Liar

Friday, July 26, 2019

Calm Gulf Of Mexico

This doesn't happen often, but the Gulf was literally like a swimming pool recently. It made me think of Mark 4:35-41.

These Yolo boarders were even out in the Gulf.

And a nice sunset.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Idyllwild, CA

My wife and I hiked in Saturday to a trail that lead to a place called "suicide rock".  This is in the Idyllwild, CA area. We met some really nice people and the views were great. The altitude gets up to around 7000 feet, and for people like me who live in the lower lands in the SE, breathing is actually not easy on this climb. But, it was well worth doing, as California has some really beautiful mountain regions.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How NOT To Do Wireless

Hotels usually aren't that great when it comes to internet. It's no wonder when you see this one's wireless setup. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Celebrating 26 Years

My wife and I are celebrating 26 years of marriage this month. :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Meraki Install

I don't know that I've ever really commented on the Meraki installs that I've done. I did an install for a company out of Nashville recently. Meraki does make some things easy to configure. But it also leaves out some really important threat prevention features. I should probably do a comparison list between firewall vendors.