For those of you who are just joining the party, I’m almost a week into a little personal challenge. I’ve always struggled at maintaining an active blog… I love writing, but coming up with the actual inspiration for new posts is surprisingly tricky for me.
Historically, most of what I write has been focused around either technology or business. However, given today’s date, I thought I’d change things up a bit and do a quick article one of childhood’s favorite holidays. I mean seriously, 364 days a year children are specifically told not to take candy from strangers… but on this one day, it’s not just permissible, it’s expected! What child wouldn’t love it?
Sooner or later, ever designer or developer runs into a problem that plagues pretty much every aspect of humanity: the free lunch. It may start in a seemingly small or even insignificant way. Maybe a long-time client needs a tiny tweak to a project. It’s just one line of CSS, so why not? Two minutes isn’t worth much anyway, right? Wrong.
Today, if you ask an Army veteran about their service, they will respond “I was in the Army.” Similar statements can be heard from veteran sailors or airmen. A Marine, on the other hand, will inevitably reply proudly “I am a Marine.” The methodology behind this is simple: Marines are not born but made. Every man or woman who today wears the Eagle, Globe and Anchor came from the same humble beginnings. Each started their life in the Corps standing on a pair of yellow footprints outside the in-processing facility for one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots. Each spent month after grueling month being broken down, re-educated, and rebuilt from the ground up into a Marine.