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
access-list 100 permit ip
ip nat inside source list 100 pool ToAWS
interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0
ip nat inside
interface GigabitEthernet0/0/2
ip nat outside
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.