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Calculated PFT CFT Performance Worksheet (NAVMC 11622) in Excel

Calculated PFT CFT Performance Worksheet (NAVMC 11622) in Excel

14 Apr 2014 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Combat Fitness Test (CFT) scores are submitted via NAVMC 11622 – PFT CFT Performance Worksheets. There’s a widely available, fillable PDF version, but it has issues. – Nothing is calculated. – Impossible to copy/paste bulk personnel information from existing spreadsheets. – No tab or arrow key navigation between […]

Three essential (and free!) apps you need right now

Three essential (and free!) apps you need right now

15 Sep 2013 | 8 Comments | Continue reading »

Computers come with a myriad of programs preinstalled, paid for by the software companies who write them. This helps lower the cost of the computer itself, but often dupes the consumer into paid subscription services that expire after the consumer grows to rely on them. Additionally, some Windows programs that just plain suck (surprise!). There […]

Building a car PC – Part 1 – reasons why, parts list

Building a car PC – Part 1 – reasons why, parts list

14 Aug 2010 | No Comments | Continue reading »

So yeah, I decided to build a computer to replace the factory deck in my 2006 Nissan Frontier NISMO crew cab. I’m doing this for several reasons, but mainly because I dig computers and still have money that hasn’t been spent on hookers and whiskey. A lot of websites and forums refer to car PCs […]

Resolved: Windows 7 Wireless-N connectivity issue

Resolved: Windows 7 Wireless-N connectivity issue

14 Dec 2009 | 6 Comments | Continue reading »

My old Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop has been chugging along nicely for the last three years, being subject to a hand full of upgrades in the process. I’ve already burned through three batteries, two hard drives, and one memory stick, but overall it’s been the most reliable laptop I’ve owned in the last decade. Despite […]

Choosing the right HDTV

30 Jan 2008 | 4 Comments | Continue reading »

There’s an overweight, pimply kid at Best Buy who wants to sell you an HDTV. Moreover, he wants to talk to you about HDTVs, 7.1 Dolby surround sound systems, Klipsch home theater speakers, and probably his Star Wars collection if there’s time. He’s going to dazzle you with techno-babble, spouting such things as contrast ratio, […]

Why I’m not a Mac guy

26 Apr 2007 | 9 Comments | Continue reading »

Despite my algebra level education, I like numbers. I crunch them. I average them. I calculate them. I use them to determining fuel data for my 2006 Nissan Frontier NISMO. I use them for body composition, weight lifting programs, budgets, and mortgages. You’ll find a myriad of home made Microsoft Excel spreadsheets littering My Documents […]

The Dead Zone

18 Mar 2007 | One Comment | Continue reading »

Cingular is the largest mobile phone carrier in the United States with over 60 million subscribers. Despite it’s famous rollover plan, I didn’t jump on the Cingular bandwagon until October 2005. My clunky Nokia smart phone was in a bad need of a downsize, and since the Cingular had bought up AT&T (or was it […]

Oops

20 Jan 2007 | One Comment | Continue reading »

Holy damn dog balls… Last night I decided to wipe the hard drive of my brand new Dell laptop in order to rid myself of bloat ware. Only too late did I find the included drivers CD was for the wrong model of laptop. Dell is sending me the right one, in three to five […]

AAC vs. mp3 vs. mp3Pro

24 Feb 2006 | 2 Comments | Continue reading »

I started copying CDs to my hard drive in the fall of 2001 when my CD collection had exceeded 300. I had already done two tours overseas, lugging a 200 disc case double packed to the brim everywhere I went. The idea of dragging them around the world on MSG duty for three years wasn’t […]

Jokes and then some

5 Sep 2003 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Q: How do you get one week’s worth of homework done in three upper level college courses in three and a half hours? A: Open the books three hours and twenty-seven minutes before they’re due. Q: What has an abnormally elevated heart rate, an uneasy stomach, an eight hour shift of duty in two hours, […]

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The author.Born in the year of the Dragon, the author grudgingly accepts the fact he has too many interests and not enough time. A cyclist as long as he can remember, an avid yet inconsistent writer since age eleven, and a U.S. Marine since age twenty-one, the author also adds computers, snowboarding, and motorcycles to his list of interests. Incidentally, he is aware of his inability to make a living from any but the Corps. The author accepts this as fact and remains optimistic. Feel free to drop him a line.

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