(EVEN FOR THOSE WHO IGNORE READING ALL INSTRUCTIONS)
Welcome! We'd like you to see our site as we intended it to be. Design-wise, font-wise, and content wise.
We're not a website for casual web-surfers. You have no idea how big. Firstly, we're HUGE. At last count, we are in fact, TEN websites. Frankly, we don't offer two-hour tours because we don't like two-hour tourists. Just like a freshman doesn't expect to get a Master's Degree in a single semester, don't think you can read our site in a single weekend.
Because we have common threads, there are relationships between the sites which might confuse you. Think of them as being like Disney World - a number of areas nestled around a core, many with their own entrances, all sharing a main entrance.
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We have obtained permissions to reprint many materials which, though elsewhere on the net, you may not know where to locate. We also contain a lot of unique content which is not available elsewhere -- unless they stole it from us.
Secondly, our navigation isn't always intuitive - we're like the airlines - our sites are like airline hubs, and so there's not always direct links available.
Thirdly, I hide things, to reward the persistent reader. Benefits accrue in accordance with the depth of your digging. So don't worry about getting lost, you might find something special.
Fourthly, our sites are a graphically rich environment and I make no apologies for pages which load slowly.
We use some 'character' fonts. If your computer does not have these fonts installed, you're missing out, big time. The MEMBERSHIP CD includes ways and means to obtain and install them. Fonts can be a problem if you are viewing us via an Apple-based product. We have been doing pages through Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 fonts. If you are someone who knows how to embed fonts, we'd ask you to volunteer your services to help us.
If this text doesn't look like it's been typed on an old typewriter, then you don't have the P22 font.
If this text doesn't look like handwriting, then you don't have the TexasHero font.
Go Start/Settings/Control Panel/Fonts, then right click the mouse, / Open. Then go to File, and Install New Fonts. You'll find the fonts in the _admin/admin_fonts subdirectory.
There is a self-extracting ZIP file in the P22_ZIP sub-directory.
P22 TYPEWRITER can be obtained from the International House of Fonts. It is free. If on-line, double-click HERE.
Doing sites to keep up with the multiplicity of browsers and programming languages is something which large companies do well. Not every Internet Browser handles FP/JAVA language equally. And WTF is HTML5 Compatibility? The website was developed using Microsoft FrontPage, and Expression Web - some features will not display identically using other browsers. Presently, all I can say is "Tough titty!"
POPUPS, PRIVACY & TRACKING
We use NO pop-up ads, NO cookies, and keep NO record of our visitors. There are NO data-miners, whatsoever. Active-X and Java are used, but just to navigate, close pages, and enhance the presentation. There's no secret scripts etc. If you find one, the site has been hacked. Tell us.
E-MAIL ADDRESSES - WHY THE ZZ'S?
Websites are one of the main sources which the junk-mail web-bots scour for e-mail addresses. To prevent this, we have added z's before and after the @ in e-mail address on the site. Simply remove the z's and the address should be correct. When the web-bots learn the trick, we'll use another letter or symbol.
PRIVACY OF MEMBERS
Details of members are available to other members only, and no commercial or nuisance use of members details will be tolerated.
DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIP
I promote the values espoused by the WWII combat veterans who have assisted me through the years. This means that the website is funded mostly by me. Corregidor is an overlooked battlefield and if you think there's profit in this, you're a complete idiot and I'd rather not have anything to do with you. Sorry, donations are not tax deductible. ( If you want us to have a tax-exempt status, help us make it so.)
To those people who have contributed, in time, talent, interviews, images or funds, the combat veterans and I thank you.
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