Terminal Lance #54 “Marine Online and Marines”
July 30, 2010
I think I speak for all Marines when I say one simple truth: I despise MOL.
In all honesty, I sort of wonder how the Corps functioned before MOL. It seems like everything we do revolves around what gets updated on this anciently designed website. If it doesn’t happen on MOL, it didn’t happen. In reality though, MOL is a great device for keeping the Marine Corps interconnected in every aspect, keeping the admin side of things available to the average grunt is a wonderful idea.
The worst part about MOL isn’t the system itself though, it’s just how dated the website really is. It feels like some relic of the 90’s, back when the internet was shiny and new in all it’s 56k glory, and email and Facebook weren’t requirements for daily functioning. The password system being the worst part of it all. How many times have you forgotten your MOL password? I know I have just about every time I use it. Really, there’s only so many different combinations of characters I can think of that actually contain the ridiculous password requirements to access the site. Even if the requirements weren’t as stiff as they were, the fact that it makes you change your password every week adds tremendously to the problem.
Anyway, outside of that, I have a couple of little things I’d like to mention.
In site news, expect a new set of prints to go up for sale today! I will be putting up 10 limited edition prints of Terminal Lance #22 “Why He’s Always Late” The prints are hand autographed and numbered by yours truly and will be up for sale later today–so stay tuned to my Twitter and the Facebook Fan Page, as well as the News portion of the site for when they go up.
Outside of the site, I’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to my mother, Pam! My dearest mum is 48 years young today, and I’m happy I can finally be here for it for once in the last few years.
That’s all I got for you, have a good weekend motivators.