In our new house Monica and I decided to build something to get the cat’s litter box outside. I bought a large storage box you might use for seat cushions, towels, or whatever around a swimming pool. Then I modified it for use as a an outdoor cat box.
Step one, drill a hole in the wall, then use a jig saw to shape up a nice opening.
Now I take some 1×10 and build a box to jam in the wall.
Now I cut from the other side, and cram the box in.
Now I cut a hole in my giant storage container.
Now just slide the storage container over the box, and add a litter box to the inside.
Final step, add a swinging cat door to the inside wall.
This whole deal seems to have worked out pretty well. I have more to do, but it’ll work for now. Next I’ll add a light to inside of container, and I’ll paint the wood and maybe build a platform inside the container.
I eventually see practically every horror movie that comes out regardless of merit and I can say without a doubt this is the best one that’s been made in at least ten years.
This movie was almost tailor-made to scare me in particular.Â It has all the stuff I love (fear) the most:Â devil worshipers, possession, witchcraft, be-headings.
I won’t give away any plot points or surprises because this movie should be seen without any prior knowledge.Â That being said the most interesting thing is this could have been a gut-wrenching examination of guilt and loss even without any supernatural elements.
Hereditary is amazing, and while Toni Collette will not get an Oscar because this is a horror movie, she definitely should.
Be sure to click the poster image about for a professional review.
This post is just to document some progress on the new arcade system I’m building. Â This way I won’t lose the pictures I’ve taken. Â 🙂
So, I started by ordering a kit of CNC cut MDF, which is a short cut for those of us with little patience. Â It basically just arrives as a box of wood:
Using a kreg jig, Â self-tapping screws, wood glue, etc, I started to have something resembling a bartop arcade box:
Next deal was to take an old 19″ LCD monitor, and remove the panel from the plastic housing. Â I took out all the screws I could find, but ended up busting the case into pieces anyway. Â Doesn’t matter, this thing will never be a computer monitor again. Â Used some pieces of 1×2 to build up a support on the back, then attached the monitor to the MDF piece which fits in the cabinet:
At this point it was time to finally start building the control panel. Â I bought two Sanwa joysticks from Japan, and a bunch of Happ arcade buttons. Â These are the same hardware they use to make Ms Pacman and Galaga.
Inserted one joystick and one button into control panel: Â (Monica was kind enough to paint the control panel black for me. Â If I had done it there would be runs and strange lines and smudges.)
Installed the other joystick, and all the buttons. Â Pictures show completed setup, then hardware underneath, then everything wired together into a USB controller. Â God help me if any of that doesn’t work right.
Here it is before and after a coat of black paint:
After that I finally cut/painted the Plexiglas so you can’t see the edges of the monitor:
Last two steps will be the marquee and the back door.
Just documenting this for my own sanity in case I need to find it again later.Â The steps might also be the same on Solaris 10 but I haven’t tested them on older version.
Usage:Â You want to do a very simple port redirect for whatever reason.
From the global zone:
svcadm disable svc:/network/ipfilter:default
Edit file /etc/ipf/ipnat.conf
Add line like this:
rdr ipmp0 10.97.26.140 port 3600 -> 10.97.26.140 port 3601 tcp
where:Â ipmp0 is the nic on which the ip address lives.Â (Use the main nic name, not ipmp0:2 or whatever the zone uses)Â 10.97.26.140 is the ip address we want to modify.Â 3600 is the port we want to change.Â 3601 is the port we want to redirect to.