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

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.

May 122011

Due to lack of Silverlight support for linux, no Netflix on the netbook.  Too bad…


Oh and this is only a test.  I really should do something with this site…

Sep 022009

This thing just melted a hole in my leg. I think it’s time to turn off the VM for a bit, and let this bitch cool off! Parallels, when will you release a 64-bit version? Soon, I hope…

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