Jul 182015

Congratulations, ISIS.

You wanted attention, and yesterday, you got it. Only, you chose the wrong people to seek that attention from.

You did not get the attention of our weak President. He tweeted his support for your medieval holiday following your cowardly attack. You did not get the attention of our useless and corrupt Congress. They were too busy lining their pockets.

When you attacked those four Marines, you got the attention of every one of our 186,800 active duty Marines, along with every Marine who ever served.

You just stirred up hate, discontent, and malice within a group of people who relish the idea of engaging the enemy.

There is something you obviously don’t yet know about Marines…

The brotherhood we share is stronger than the challenges we face, the weapons we master, or the enemies we destroy.

You will learn that soon though.

You attacked a group of men who bond over the smell of gunpowder and misery—and enjoy it. You didn’t attack America’s leaders, you attacked America’s Marines, and that is a battle you are not prepared for.

You see, we won’t play by the rules you’re accustomed to seeing. When you play in our backyard, we don’t have to answer to any chain of command. We will not follow ridiculous ROEs crafted by a spineless bureaucrat to appease some goat herding tribal leader. And we won’t be wearing uniforms so that you can easily ambush us.

Nope. None of that shit.

When you think you’re walking into a target-rich environment, you’re really walking into an ambush.

That pudgy, middle-aged guy wearing khakis in the mall, who unbeknownst to you, is a former 0311 and armed, will dump your sorry ass before you have a chance to scream “allah snackbar.” And that soccer mom pushing a stroller, she’s got a Glock and will happily leave you gasping in a pool of your own blood before she lets you hurt her children.

We are here and we still have the training and experience to wage war, whether here or abroad. And wage war we will. Every one of us are willing to fight and die to protect our Marine Corps brothers and sisters, our families and friends, and our way of life.

And we will win, because while you fight to destroy what you hate, we fight to protect what we love.

Semper Fi!

‪#‎repost‬ from Jeremy L. Knauff


#repost from Facebook

Aug 022012

Well it seems I’ve successfully managed to move my WordPress site from HostGator to the Mac Mini in my living room.  Following setup of DDNS, MySQL and some other fun stuff it appears to be working.  All except for my favorite theme, that is.  Somehow the theme no longer seems to know its’ left from right.  For now, I guess I’ll roll with this.  I simply don’t have the time (nor desire) to troubleshoot code at this time.  I’ll be spending some time looking at the differences in server capability between 10.7 and 10.8 in the very near future.  I’m starting to think that Snow Leopard Server was a better overall package, given the GUI removal of ftp management and the stripped down offerings RE: e-mail server.  The single point of management is nice in 10.8, but the more I get into it, the more I’m disappointed in the lack of ‘basic’ features.  For example, no server support for away messages in e-mail?  Wow!  That’s pretty weak.


Anyway, this concludes my test post to billkirwin.com on my Mac Mini…

Apr 012012

So for the past week or so, I’ve been updating my basic knowledge of HTML, and learning to easily position elements with CSS.

  • I’ve learned that my greatest learning curve in web development will be graphic design.
  • I’ve had some success in re-coding a portion of the existing website, removing tables and effects attributes on HTML tags, preferring to include this in the attached style sheet.
  • I’ve learned that SEO is contingent upon clean HTML on the landing pages in addition to good content, and information that prompts visitors to stay on the site – what they were looking for in the first place.

We’ve setup a Facebook account, and linked it to the website.  Content is weak, but we are working on that as we determine how best to utilize our IT assets. For the moment, I’m focused on learning more about CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, Javascript, PHP & MySQL. — All of these will be necessary to automate the collection/processing of data collected through web forms on the company website.

As far as the graphic design aspect of our expanded online presence is concerned, I am eager to learn how to do this on my own. I also have external resources that I can call upon for larger projects.

This post also serves as a test of the WordBooker plug-in for Word-press and demonstration of facebook-blog link impact on web traffic. Traffic can be tracked via Google Analytics as well as AWSTATS.

BK is back online

 Announcements  Comments Off on BK is back online
May 262011

After an 18 month hiatus from active blogging, I’ve moved my site(s) from 1&1 to Hostgator. (More on that later) I’ve spent a bit of time doing some merge/purge on old blog entries, as well as trying out new tools/methods for blog editing. This post represents my first attempt at posting from Lekhonee 0.7 on Ubuntu 11.04 — If you’re reading this, then I guess it works. Some items I hope to review in the near future include the use of free/opensource applications and services to gain access to shared resources in a platform independant manner…. I might actually do some editing at a later date as well. Anyway, off to bed!

The post is brought to you by lekhonee v0.7