Showing posts from February, 2016

CAT6, Finally!

I have been in this house for about 5 years.  I am in the middle of a master bathroom remodel.  I decided to take advantage f the exposed wall in the bathroom to add cable and Ethernet connections in the wall behind our flat panel.  I also decided to pull the old phone lines out in one of my bedrooms which is my office and install Ethernet there.  I am now happily working on my CentOS 7 server, desktop machine.

I have been running this server,, for a few months now.  I had it running in my front bedroom with a long Ethernet cable on the floor connected to my network.  The cable modem is in my front bedroom.  now I can work in the office on this old desktop computer with a wall mounted hard line.

I had some issues understanding the wiring diagram on my LeGrand Keystone jacks.  I purchased a cheap cable tester and resolved the issues once I wrapped by brain around how I had the wires crossed.

Now that I have an easily accessible Linux desktop in my office, I will start to g…

Master Bathroom Remodel Weekend Number 11

Milestone was reached this weekend.  As a Valentine's Day present to my wife I got all of the sheet rock removed from the bathroom.  This weekend I had to engineer removing a large mirror without breaking it and remove the vanity so that we can donate it to the Habitat for Humanity Restore.  It takes time removing stuff for a remodel so that you can recycle or reuse the material that you remove.
Removing the Mirror

Removing the Sink

Happy Valentines Day

Sophie and I celebrated Valentine's Day with a Saturday night comedy club dinner with friends. We are at Chehaw Park and it was wonderful.

Master Bathroom Remodel Weekend Number 10

Well a lot has happened since my last posting on Weekend 2.  Photos are below.
February 6, 2016

January 31, 2016
January 17, 2016

January 2, 2016

December 31, 2015