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Inkscape Text on Path
One of the most amazing things Inkscape can do, and one of the easiest, is to place text on a curved path. You can even make the text go in a circle. More ...

Introduction to HTML
A Web server sends the response to the client browser with a set of instructions written in HTML (HyperText Markup Language). HTML consists of tags that define the structure of a web page. It is the standard markup language for documents to be displayed in a web browser. More ...

Inkscape Preferences
Inkscape is a highly configurable application. Many of these configuration options can be set through the Preferences dialog box. There is probably a hundred things you can configure through the Preferences dialog box. Here I'll describe a couple of the most important ones. More ...

Learn Assembly Language Programming on Raspberry Pi 400
One of the easiest ways to learn assembly language programming is on the Raspberry Pi 400. The Raspberry Pi 400 is a complete personal computer built into a compact keyboard. More ...

Easy JavaScript FileReader Code
The JavaScript FileReader object allows web pages to read files stored on the user's computer. Files may be selected using the input element, or selected with a drag and drop operation. More ...

The Evolution of Hard Disk Bit Recording
Hard drive technology has continuously improved over the decades, that includes higher storage capacity performance. Part of this improvement has been higher access speeds, but most of the higher storage capacity has been the result of changes in the bit recording methods. More ...

Access Useful Laptop Settings in the Windows Mobility Center
Some useful laptop settings are collected together in a group called the Windows Mobility Center. Near the top of the secret menu, select Mobility Center. Here you'll find controls for setting the screen brightness, sound volume, screen orientation, and such. More ...

Network Patch Panel Basics
Patch panels are used to organize the network cables. Each socket on the front of the patch panel is usually labeled with the identity of the device connected on its punch down connector on the back of the panel. More ...

Easy CSS 3D Mouse-over Pressed Text Effect
I provide easy CSS code for 3d text when you move your mouse pointer over the 3D text shown above, the text will appear to be pressed. In this example, I configured the 3d text in a link. More ...

Inkscape Exercise: Draw Photorealistic Sphere
Although Inkscape is a 2D drawing application, it is quite capable of drawing photorealistic 3D images. To demonstrate this capability, in this article I show you, step-by-step how to draw a photorealistic sphere. More ...

Area of an Ellipse Calculator
It's easy to calculate the area of an ellipse because it's similar to calculating the area of a circle ecept instead of Pi times the radius squared, its Pi times the long axis times the short axis. More ...

Area of a Triangle Calculator
There are three different methods to calculate the area of a triangle depending upon what information you have about the triangle. This application combines all three. More ...

Regular Expressions Lookarounds
In this article you learn how to match a pattern only when it comes after another pattern (or after not that pattern) or only when it comes before another pattern (or before not that pattern). More ...

The Power of a Positive Attitude
One of the most important personality traits required for the achievement of a successful life is a positive attitude. What I mean when I say positive attitude might be more accurately described as a realistic attitude. More ...

The Truth About the Second Amendment

In 1775 many Americans were members of clubs called "militia" that met a couple times a year for training. These militia men carried their own firearms and made their own bullets because the states and Congress didn't have the revenue to pay for them.

That's why in 1789 when Congress added the bill of rights to the constitution it included the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Unless you believe that the Founders' knowledge of grammar and sentence structure was suspect (and what right-thinking person would think that?), the Second amendment, though it does employ a peculiar and sometimes awkward construction called an "absolute," is actually a very straightforward call for the establishment of an armed militia when necessary. It has nothing to do with individual gun "rights" except in that context.

Second Amendment does not guarantee gun rights

Why did Congress not address the rights of individuals to own guns? Because in 1787 when the Bill of Rights was written, most Americans were farmers living in wilderness areas with bears, mountain lions, Wolves, and unfriendly Indians. No one would think to question an individuals right to own a gun. Even today, in states like Alaska, it would be unwise to travel in wilderness areas without a gun.

I am a Vietnam War veteran with with a ribbon for marksmanship with the M16 riffle.