JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2010) Navy ROTC cadets from Jacksonville University march in the Jacksonville Veteran’s Day Parade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary Granger Jr./Released)
On any given night almost 50,000 US veterans will not have shelter and sleep in the elements right here in the USA. 1.4 million US veterans will be in danger of homeless– they live at or below the US poverty level (less than $29,000/year income). 1 in 4 homeless people are vets. Some 41% are between 31-50 years old. Most are male. Most are black or Hispanic in ethnicity even though they make up only 10% of the veteran population by demographic group.
Today we thank Vets for their service. We recognize their sacrifice and their service for our freedom, but everyday our Vets need us to stand up and give back to them. They need our help.
Please during this holiday season and these winter months consider making donations or volunteering services for food pantries in your community and helping out at local non-profits who deal with the homeless, impoverished, and hungry. While doing so you are helping our Vets when they need us their most.
Don’t dismiss the status. Don’t think it’s political or an opinion. Just think about it. One can of corn costs $.59. So little can do so much right here in your community. Thank you for taking the time and for giving back.
If you live near Pine Bush, NY– Church of the Infant Saviour (amongst many of the other parishes in the local Euchmenical Council) is collecting food through 11/17. You can find out more here:
We are also doing a Giving Tree and collecting warm clothing for children.
Never Give Up. No really. Don’t do that.
Continuing the improvement parade, the following updates were made:
- Resolved page navigation issue with the blog posts– you can now select which page you want or use the “infinite scroll” feature to move through the blog posts.
- Fixed Gallery navigation menus.
- Fixed 3 broken images in page two of Artwork.
- Fixed search function. You can now search the site and get results (a novel idea indeed).
- Fixed a few issues with the code in the footer, navigation, and header that you don’t see; but it was causing issues when rendering certain pages.
Things I still need to do:
- Update all the Gallery image labels.
If you notice anything broken let me know.
The “Whatever I Found in My Fridge” Burger… delicious!
Longtime no talk– hope all is well. The last several days have seen a number of things on the site fixed:
- The Gallery page (and sub-pages) have all been fixed. All the pictures are back and in shiny new galleries for your perusal.
- The social widget for Facebook, Youtube, etc… has finally been fixed. It can be found on the right hand side menu, as well as, the right hand bottom menu. Get subscribed already!
- I traced major slowdowns to the original photo gallery system. That system has been yanked out and migrated over (see first item above). Load page time is largely improved across the whole site.
- I had lots of other caching issues that also had to be resolved– all fixed. Move along. Nothing to see here.
- Minor updates to all the info on the site to reflect current data.
So yeah, DF.com is all back up and running again. That of course means it’s only a matter of days before I break it again.
Maybe some news to talk about soon as far as the rest of the site goes. Maybe the return of Pirate Radio (of course I’ve been saying that for five years soooooo). We’ll see.
As mentioned in my last post, this morning between 9:30a and 9:35a EST digitalflood.com paused for a moment of silence in recognition and solidarity with the victims, families, and Newton CT community members affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Thank you to everybody who gave donations during this worldwide event and to all those who observed the moment at work, school, or home. Your support is appreciated.
digitalflood.com – A Moment of Silence for Sandy Hook
Newtown CT – We will stand with your during this tragedy now & forever.
On Friday December 21, 2012 digitalflood.com will be joining with other web sites world wide in going “silent” for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School (in Newtown, CT) shooting.
If you wish to find out how to take your web site silent please go to this site.
Regardless of political views or affiliations, we have all been horrified and saddened by the event. My prayers and thoughts go out to all the victims, families, friends, and Newtown community members who are dealing with this tragedy.
This moment of silence is my small way of showing support and solidarity with all these aforementioned people. Please give what you can no matter how small. Thank you in advance for your compassion and kindness.