Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Now Tetrapentaconta-Certified with GWEB Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on December 31st, 2014:

GIAC Certified Web Application Defender (GWEB)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Certified Web Application Defender - GWEB."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
December 31st, 2014

Expiration Date:
December 31st, 2018

Certificate Number:
344

Friday, December 26, 2014

@christoperj:

Ahh for the good 'ol days when the Weather Channel actually had weather on it. . .

@christoperj:

Ten Years Later. . .

Thursday, December 25, 2014

@christoperj:

Although it's been said many times, many ways. . .

Monday, December 22, 2014

Now Tripentaconta-Certified with CNSE and PCNSE Goodness. . .

From Palo Alto Networks on December 22nd, 2014:

Certified Network Security Engineer (CNSE) v5
"Christopher J. Marcinko has successfully completed the Palo Alto Networks Certification requirements and is recognized as a Certified Network Security Engineer -- CNSE v5."

Date of Certification:
December 22nd, 2014

Certificate Number:
806215

Upgraded to PCNSE v6.0
From Palo Alto Networks on October 30th, 2015:

Certified Network Security Engineer (CNSE) v6
"Christopher J. Marcinko has successfully completed the Palo Alto Networks Certification requirements and is recognized as a Certified Network Security Engineer -- PCNSE v6."

Date of Certification:
October 30th, 2015

Certificate Number:
987133

Saturday, December 20, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from executing a Quarterly HIPAA Assessment in Tampa, Florida -- Returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Saturday, December 13, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from executing a successful Check Point migration in Hartford, Connecticut -- Returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Thursday, November 27, 2014

@christoperj:

Feeling the reason for the day. . .

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Now Dopentaconta-Certified with GNFA Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on November 26th, 2014:

GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Network Forensic Analyst - GNFA."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
November 16th, 2014

Expiration Date:
November 30th, 2018

Certificate Number:
47

Thursday, November 20, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from executing a Security Assessment in Omaha, Nebraska -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Now Henpentaconta-Certified with GCCC Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on November 13th, 2014:

GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Critical Controls Certification - GCCC."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
November 13th, 2014

Expiration Date:
November 30th, 2018

Certificate Number:
31

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

@christoperj:

Remembering the reason for this day. . .

Monday, November 10, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from Team Meetings in New Jersey -- Returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. .

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

@christoperj:

Good Job @frackfreedenton #PassedTheBan

@christoperj:

No matter which way you fall one issue or another -- if you give up your right to vote, you also give up your right to complain about what happens afterwards. . .

Sunday, November 2, 2014

@christoperj:

Every time I see "Support Responsible Drilling" on the billboards, TV ads, and many many cards in my mailbox -- I think if only they had simply taken all the time, manpower, and money they're now so quick to now dedicate towards spreading the crap talking points. . .

. . .and instead would spend it on simply just working with the City and residents to find the common equitable middleground. . .

. . .this whole Fracking Ban wouldn't be on the ballot, and everybody would be able to go back to being able to worry about other more important things in life.

Too bad. . .

#PassTheBan

Friday, October 31, 2014

Now Pentaconta-Certified with GXPN Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on October 31st, 2014:

GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester - GXPN."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
October 31st, 2014

Expiration Date:
October 31st, 2022

Certificate Number:
482

Sunday, October 26, 2014

@christoperj:

Every time I see "Support Responsible Drilling" on the billboards, TV ads, and many many cards in my mailbox -- I wonder if these people recognize that the one big spark that started "Frack Free Denton" was some of the local gas drillers were being anything but responsible. . .

. . .and then refused to work with both the City and residents in good faith to find the common equitable middleground when people asked "WTF?".

I'm guessing not. . .

#PassTheBan

Thursday, October 23, 2014

@christoperj:

Holy crap Avengers 2 looks good. . .

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

@christoperj:

Deeply saddened by the senseless acts of a clearly disturbed individual at the Canadian National War Memorial. . .

@christoperj:

Saddened by the death of Benjamin "Ben" Crowninshield Bradlee. . .

Monday, October 20, 2014

@christoperj:

Can't remember the last time I stood in line for 30+ min for early voting. . .#PassTheBan

Friday, October 17, 2014

Now Nonatetraconta-Certified with GREM Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on October 17th, 2014:

GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware - GREM."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
October 17th, 2014

Expiration Date:
October 31st, 2022

Certificate Number:
4084

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from Vacation -- Returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Monday, October 13, 2014

So This Happened. . .

The year of storm damage continues with an overnight squall line blowing through with 55mph+ straight line winds. . .
Six+ inch wide branch from the neighbor's 12 year old Bradford Pear tree broke off at the trunk
Six+ inch wide branch from the neighbor's 12 year old Bradford Pear tree broke off at the trunk
Almost made it to the cars in the driveway
Almost made it to the cars in the driveway

Sunday, September 21, 2014

@christoperj:

Deeply saddened that so many crap talking points are making it into the 'political surveys' regarding the upcoming the Denton Fracking Ordinance Vote.

How can anybody with a straight face claim that gas prices are going to go up by $1.50 just because a small town on the very very VERY edge of drilling zone would have that so much impact? Seriously, we're really not that important.

If Houston were to ban imports and refineries -- THAT would have an impact. One small podunk town, as much as I love to live here -- has no such impact in real world.

Really wish we could have a honest debate from both sides, instead of the talking point bull crap designed only to mislead in one direction or another. . . (sigh)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from executing a HIPAA Security Assessment in Tampa -- Returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Now Octatetraconta-Certified with GWAPT Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on September 5th, 2014:

GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester - GWAPT."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
September 5th, 2014

Expiration Date:
September 30th, 2022

Certificate Number:
4559

Friday, August 29, 2014

Now Heptatetraconta-Certified with GISF Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on August 29th, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Information Security Fundamentals - GISF."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
August 29th, 2014

Expiration Date:
August 31st, 2022

Certificate Number:
2044

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

@christoperj:

"But now and then there are Saturdays. Big temporal tipping points when anything's possible. . ."

Friday, August 22, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from a Check Point install in Austin -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Monday, August 18, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from vacation in Austin -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Now Hexatetraconta-Certified with CGEIT Goodness. . .

From the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) on August 14th, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
"ISACA hereby certifies that Christopher J. Marcinko has successfully met all requirements and is qualified as a professional Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT; in witness whereof, we have subscribed our signatures to this certificate.

Requirements include prerequisite professional experience; adherence to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics and the CGEIT continuing professional educational policy, and passage of the CGEIT exam"

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
August 14th, 2014

Expiration Date:
January 31st, 2018

Certificate Number:
1406127

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Now Pentatetraconta-Certified with GAWN Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on August 7th, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks - GAWN."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
August 7th, 2014

Expiration Date:
August 31st, 2022

Certificate Number:
2558

Saturday, July 26, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from presenting "The Evolving Data Security Concerns in Healthcare" at the Blue Cross Blue Shield GPO Symposium in Chicago -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Marcinko Blue Cross Blue Shield GPO Symposium in Chicago

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from presenting findings from a HIPAA Security Assessment in Wisconsin -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Friday, July 18, 2014

Now Tetratetraconta-Certified with GCFA Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on July 18th, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst - GCFA."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
July 18th, 2014

Expiration Date:
July 31st, 2022

Certificate Number:
10448

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

@christoperj:

Now we expand the propaganda and fear mongering phase of the conversation. . . #passtheban #dentonban. . . Won't that be fun? (sigh)

@christoperj:

Ok, 8 hours later -- we at least have an election. . . #passtheban #dentonban

@christoperj:

Ok so the Mayor just spent 15 minutes talking about how he'll have a vote when there's a vote - but there wont be a vote. WTF #passtheban

@christoperj:

Wow, so after 7+ hours and a clear majority of speakers in favor of a ban, Denton City Council can't even muster a second to the motion. . .#passtheban

@christoperj:

And here we go. . .#passtheban

@christoperj:

Ok, seriously people -- after 115 speakers, is there anything else that really needs to (or can) be said? Time to vote. . .

@christoperj:

Seeing #OrangeShirtGuy walk out of the council meeting, half of Denton just did a collective "whaaattt???". . .

@christoperj:

#OrangeShirtGuy just walked out, so its time to vote. . .

@christoperj:

Still trying to figure out why do so many opponents of the fracking ban seem to believe that all the natural gas in the US comes out of Denton, Texas. . .

@christoperj:

83 speakers & nearly 6rs later -- still havent seen an actual Denton resident who is (1) against the fracking ban and (2) has no financial interest in taking their position. . .

@christoperj:

5 1/2 hours later. . . still the best thing on TV tonight. . .

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

@christoperj:

4 hours and 19 minutes, still going, and still the best thing on TV right now. . .

@christoperj:

30 speakers in, and the ones FOR a fracking ban on new wells all actually live in Denton. The ones that who want to continue AS IS all seem to be from out of town. . . Very interesting. . .

@christoperj:

After watching 2+ hours of @cityofdentontx council meeting, I dont think I've ever been prouder to say I live in Denton. . . Good times. . .

@christoperj:

Watching the show unfold via the @DentonRC twitter feed. . . Good times

Saturday, July 12, 2014

So This Happened. . .

So I guess Progressive Insurance is trying to tell me something. . .

Marcinko Progressive Ricky Bobby

Marcinko Progressive Ricky Bobby

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

@christoperj:

Ahh the joy of going to Walmart for a $3 part, only to wait in line for 10 minutes to pay for it. . .

All while listening to the cashier gripe about her coworkers to the other customers in front of me. . .

Then having the "Customer Service Manager" walk up when I get to the front, thank me for waiting longer while she exchanges money out of the register. . .

And then having that same "Customer Service Manager" tell me that "Sir, there are a lot of other check out lines to choose from" when I make a passing comment about how long of a wait it has been. . .

Good times. . .

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Now Tritetraconta-Certified with GCFE Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on July 3rd, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner - GCFE."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
July 3rd, 2014

Expiration Date:
July 31st, 2022

Certificate Number:
1670

Saturday, June 21, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from executing a HIPAA Assessment in Tampa -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Now Dotetraconta-Certified with HCISPP Goodness. . .

From the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) on June 18th, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP)
"The (ISC)2 Board of Directors hereby awards Christopher J. Marcinko the credential of HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner having met all of the certification requirements, which include the professional experience prerequisite, adoption of the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics, and successful performance on the required competency examination, subject to recertification every 3 years, this individual is entitled to all of the rights and privileges associated with this designation, as defined in the (ISC)2 Bylaws."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
June 18th, 2014

Expiration Date:
June 30th, 2017

Certificate Number:
97309

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

@christoperj:

So this happened. . . Two months later, was finally able to get the roof replaced after last April's hailapalooza. . .
Out with the old
Out with the old
Ready for the new
Ready for the new
Sigh
Sigh
Frack you hail . . .
Frack you hail

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Now Hentetraconta-Certified with GMOB Goodness. . .

From the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) on May 31st, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB)
"GIAC presents this certification to Christopher J. Marcinko who has met the necessary requirements and demonstrated a mastery of the subject matter and security skills to earn the GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst - GMOB."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
May 31st, 2014

Expiration Date:
May 31st, 2022

Certificate Number:
187

Monday, May 26, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from executing a HIPAA assessment in Wisconsin -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Friday, May 23, 2014

@securityguy23:

Saddened to hear that more of my old EDS HP Teammates might be hit in yet another massive layoff. . .

Monday, May 19, 2014

@christoperj:

So this happened. . .
Goodbye G6. We had our disagreements over the years -- but you were a good car. . .
Goodbye G6.  We had our disagreements over the years -- but you were a good car. . .
Frack you hail . . .
Frack you hail . . .

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Now Tetraconta-Certified with CAP Goodness. . .

From the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) on May 15th, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
"The (ISC)2 Board of Directors hereby awards Christopher J. Marcinko the credential of Certified Authorization Professional having met all of the certification requirements, which include the professional experience prerequisite, adoption of the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics, and successful performance on the required competency examination, subject to recertification every 3 years, this individual is entitled to all of the rights and privileges associated with this designation, as defined in the (ISC)2 Bylaws."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
May 15th, 2014

Expiration Date:
May 31st, 2017

Certificate Number:
97309

Saturday, May 10, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from CPX / Check Point Experience 2014 -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Marcinko CPX / Check Point Experience 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

@christoperj:

Ahh, springtime in Texas. Good times. . .

@securityguy23:

So this happened. . .
I wonder how one officially becomes a 'CPX2014 / Check Point Dancer' (and if they woke up this morning and said to himself -- "I am Check Point")

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from SANS Austin 2014 -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Marcinko SANS Austin

Monday, April 28, 2014

@securityguy23:

So this happened. . .
This rental had only 800+/- miles on it when I picked it up from Enterprise. Figure I did about about 1000+/- damage to the bumper cover, tail light, and tail pipe cover. (Sigh)
This rental had only 800+/- miles on it when I picked it up from Enterprise.  Figure I did about about 1000+/- damage to the bumper cover, tail light, and tail pipe cover.  (Sigh)
Frack you underground parking garage pillar
Frack you underground parking garage pillar

Friday, April 25, 2014

@securityguy23:

Back from executing a security assessment in Houston and assisting with a Check Point install in Austin -- returning to regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. . .

Sunday, April 13, 2014

@christoperj:

Frack -- another hailstorm coming in. . .

Friday, April 11, 2014

Now Nonatriaconta-Certified with SSCP Goodness. . .

From the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) on April 11th, 2014:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
"The (ISC)2 Board of Directors hereby awards Christopher J. Marcinko the credential of Systems Security Certified Practitioner having met all of the certification requirements, which include the professional experience prerequisite, adoption of the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics, and successful performance on the required competency examination, subject to recertification every 3 years, this individual is entitled to all of the rights and privileges associated with this designation, as defined in the (ISC)2 Bylaws."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
April 11th, 2014

Expiration Date:
April 30th, 2017

Certificate Number:
97309

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tornado Warning and Severe Hail in Denton -- Friends and Family Alert (Updated 4/4 @ 4pm)

Update April 4th @ 4pm
A day later, some insight on what went down in last night's hail-palooza.

Alicia, I, and the dogs are still fine. Everything that was hail tagged is insured. House is still standing. Cars are still drivable.

Recapping -- last night, we saw four (4) separate hail storms at Fort Marcinko. Most of them were within 30 minutes of each other (give or take) and all of them were severe on their own. At most times, dropping marble and larger sized hail stones along with high winds and heavy rain. (Six to eight inches of rain in four+/- hours, if the radar estimates can be believed)

Round 1 started around 4pm and was the storm that took out the cars/skylights at the 380 Walmart, UNT, and TWU -- all with with baseball sized hail. That one only gave me marble to golfball sized hail a couple of miles further north at the Fort.

Also turned out to only be the preamble. . .(Sigh)
A local news pool chopper hovers over the local filming the damage from Round 1. This area, less than 1 1/2 miles southwest of the Fort took the brunt of the hail from the first storm. Cars in this parking lot were pulverized from baseball sized hail and most of the skylights in the Wal*Mart and adjoining Sams Club were knocked out.

The Round 2 storm looms directly behind in the distance and about 30 minutes away.
A local news pool chopper hovers over the local filming the damage from Round 1.   This area, less than 1 1/2 miles southwest of the Fort took the brunt of the hail from the first storm.   Cars in this parking lot were pulverized from baseball sized hail and most of the skylights in the Wal*Mart and adjoining Sams Club were knocked out.  The Round 2 storm looms directly behind in the distance and about 30 minutes away.
Look behind you, sir!
Look behind you, sir!
Twenty minutes or so later, this was about where the NWS issued the Tornado Warning. City storm sirens went off *immediately*, as did their reverse 911 system, the SMS text from Weatherunderground, and the emergency alert from Verizon Wireless. It quickly became clear that Round 2 was going to take a similar track to Round 1, but was also going to be a life threatening situation.

WFAA marked the tornado location with the X on their screenshot. Round 2 storm was about 15 minutes due west of Fort Marcinko (marked with an O) -- and heading right for us. Though everything was dark in the distance, the weather directly in my backyard was partly cloudy and just little wind.
Twenty minutes or so later, this was about where the NWS issued the Tornado Warning.   City storm sirens went off *immediately*, as did their reverse 911 system, the SMS text from Weatherunderground, and the emergency alert from Verizon Wireless.  It quickly became clear that Round 2 was going to take a similar track to Round 1, but was also going to be a life threatening situation. 

WFAA marked the tornado location with the X on their screenshot.    Round 2 storm was about 15 minutes due west of Fort Marcinko (marked with an O) -- and heading right for us.  Though everything was dark in the distance, the weather directly in my backyard was partly cloudy and just little wind.
Six minutes later, storm gets closer and the winds start to pick up a little coming in from the east (heading into the storm inflow). We emptied out the closet used for storm shelter, gathered the dogs together, and other storm prep. City of Denton storm sirens continued to sound, and did *not* stop for a good 20 minutes.

Local KDFW-TV noted the storm was a ginormous 50,000+ feet tall
Six minutes later, storm gets closer and the winds start to pick up a little coming in from the east (heading into the storm inflow).   We emptied out the closet used for storm shelter, gathered the dogs together, and other storm prep.  City of Denton storm sirens continued to sound, and did *not* stop for a good 20 minutes.  

KDFW-TV noted the storm was a ginormous 50,000+ feet tall

(WFAA marked the circulation with an X, Fort Marcinko tagged with the O)
Rain in the distance was intense. The rainshaft was approximately 3 miles away towards the southwest at this point. The wall cloud was several miles wide and the funnel WFAA had marked started to lower.

Denton Airport (also in that direction) reported an 82mph windgust as the storm moved overhead
Rain in the distance was intense.   The rainshaft was approximately 3 miles away towards the southwest at this point.

Denton Airport (also in that direction) reported an 82mph windgust as the storm moved overhead
The wallcloud also began to move in from the west

Nothing to do now but wait. Only slight rain at the Fort at this moment. Winds were now far stronger from the east, still heading into the storm inflow. Sky color started to slightly sku to green. We could see the swirling of a second weaker funnel cloud much closer no more than a mile west (moving to the southeast) over the neighboring UNT Discovery Park, but never saw an actual touchdown.

(Still with the X for the funnel cloud circulation and O to mark the Fort on the radar screenshot)

This same storm would later drop tornadoes in Princeton (approx 30 miles east) and Farmersville/Celeste/Merit area (another 15-20 miles or so farther down US380)
Nothing to do now but wait.  Only slight rain at the Fort at this moment.  Winds were now far stronger from the east, still heading into the storm inflow.  Sky color started to slightly sku to green.  We could see the swirling of a second weaker funnel cloud much closer no more than a mile west (moving to the southeast) over the neighboring UNT Discovery Park, but never saw an actual touchdown.      

(Still with the X for the funnel cloud circulation and O to mark the Fort on the radar screenshot)  

This same storm would later drop tornadoes in Princeton (approx 30 miles east) and then the Farmersville/Celeste/Merit area (another 15-20 miles or so farther down US380)
Video of the second funnel cloud swirling in from the west

And then down to the southeast

And then all hell breaks loose when the hailcore slides over the Fort.

Starts off slow with pea/marble sized and picked picked up fast until massive amounts stones ranging from golfball to baseball pummel everything. All lasting for 10-15 minutes straight.
And then all hell breaks loose when the hailcore slides over the Fort.  

Starts off slow with pea/marble sized and picked picked up fast until massive amounts stones ranging from golfball to baseball pummel everything.   All lasting for 10-15 minutes straight.
Start of the hail from the front door

The resident mud swallows made it back to the front entryway before the storm hit. Their nest is in the shadows of the top right corner of the overhang.

A big grackle or mockingbird (not sure which) was not so lucky and hit the outside of the kitchen window hard. Not sure if it was clipped by hail or was just frantically trying to find cover. But didn't find him in the backyard this morning, so it must have survived (eventually) flew away.
The resident mud swallows made it back to the front entryway before the storm hit.  Their nest is in the shadows of the top right corner of the overhang.  

A big grackle or mockingbird (not sure which) was not so lucky and hit the outside of the kitchen window hard.  Not sure if it was clipped by hail or was just frantically trying to find cover.  But didn't find him in the backyard this morning, so it must have survived (eventually) flew away.
Got it, thanx
Got it, thanx
And it goes on and on and on. Each stone echoing throughout the house when it bounces off the roof. (with an occasional ping when the Whirlybirds are hit)

Outer shell of the skylight shatters and hail starts trying to work on getting through the inner layer.
Outer shell of the skylight shatters and hail starts trying to work on getting through the inner layer.
Hail gives way to heavy rain, causing serious flooding on both my neighborhood street and the adjoining fields. Radar estimates rain was falling at a rate of 4 inches an hour.
Hail gives way to heavy rain, causing serious flooding on both my neighborhood street and the adjoining fields.  Radar estimates rain was falling at a rate of 4 inches an hour.
Heavy rain would last for another 30 minutes, but Round 2 is finally leaving the area. And following Round 1's trek towards Celina and McKinney.

What would become Round 3 and Round 4 start to develop east of Decatur and west of Boyd. Both dumping more hail and rain later on Denton later in the evening.

All in total, radar estimates note 7-8 inches of rain fell on the Fort in the span of 3 hours or so
Heavy rain would last for another 30 minutes, but Round 2 is finally leaving the area.  And following Round 1's trek towards Celina and McKinney.   

What would become Round 3 and Round 4 start to develop east of Decatur and west of Boyd.   Both dumping more hail and rain later on Denton later in the evening.

All in total, radar estimates note 7-8 inches of rain fell on the Fort in the span of 3 hours or so
Even after 30-45 minutes of heavy rain, the hailstones were still large and prominent in the front yard
Even after 30-45 minutes of heavy rain, the hailstones were still large and prominent in the front yard
Yep, there was a lot of them
Yep, there was a lot of them
Closeup of one of the average sized stones, along with both the different frozen layers and the spikes (from other stones that coalesced)

And after 45 minutes worth of melting in the 70 degree air and several inches of heavy rain.
Closeup of one of the average sized stones, along with both the different frozen layers and the spikes (from other stones that coalesced)

And after 45 minutes worth of melting in the 70 degree air and several inches of heavy rain.
Closeup of a different stone, with a better look at it's layers. Given the depth of it's outer layer, this one must have gotten some serious air before coming back down
Closeup of a different stone, with a better look at it's layers. Given the depth of it's outer layer, this one must have gotten some serious air before coming back down
Obligatory foot shot
Obligatory foot shot
Couple of inches of hail ended up collecting at the base of the garage, even after 30-45 minutes of melting
Couple of inches of hail ended up collecting at the base of the garage, even after 30-45 minutes of melting
Aftermath at the Fort. Could have been far worse.
Aftermath at the Fort.  Could have been far worse.
Second storm shutter didn't fare as well in Round 2.
Second storm shutter didn't fare as well in Round 2.
Better angle of the shutters
Better angle of the shutters
Hood of my car is potmarked
Hood of my car is potmarked
Alicia's didn't fare much better. The leaves are from the neighbor's front yard tree -- about 100 feet or so away
Alicia's didn't fare much better.   The leaves are from the neighbor's front yard tree -- about 100 feet or so away
Surprisingly, neither of our cars suffered any window damage. Everything is body damage and both are still completely drivable.
Surprisingly, neither of our cars suffered any window damage.   Everything is body damage and both are still completely drivable.
This one hit amused us as it pushed the rubber seal back without damaging it
This one hit amused us as it pushed the rubber seal back without damaging it
Bushes in the front yard got pruned in the storm. Front yard is still flooded out. The plastic piece is from the window shutter.
Bushes in the front yard got pruned in the storm.  Front yard is still flooded out.  The plastic piece is from the window shutter.
Buildup of the hailstones under the front door
Buildup of the hailstones under the front door
That light has seen better days
That light has seen better days
Closer look at the front yard flooding. At 11pm, this was still a pond.
Closer look at the front yard flooding.   At 11pm, this was still a pond.
Poor Mr. Peabody
Poor Mr. Peabody
After the Round 3 storm moved through (dropping more pea/marble sized hail and more rain) -- the clouds start to break and a rainbow is visible over the next door watertower
After the Round 3 storm moved through (dropping more pea/marble sized hail and more rain) -- the clouds start to break and a rainbow is visible over the next door watertower
As was the start of a beautiful sunset. This was 1 1/2 hours after the Round 2 storm, and 15 minutes after Round 3, but there is still hail at the base of the garage.
As was the start of a beautiful sunset.   This was 1 1/2 hours after the Round 2 storm, and 15 minutes after Round 3, but there is still hail at the base of the garage.
Sunset against the Round 3 storm
Sunset against the Round 3 storm
But then Round 4 starts to come in to the area, thankfully taking a more southernly track and saving the Fort from anything more than mostly pea sized hail
But then Round 4 starts to come in to the area, thankfully taking a more southernly track and saving the Fort from anything more than mostly pea sized hail
The next day, the skylight is still broken.
The next day, the skylight is still broken.
Shutters are still toast
Shutters are still toast
Mr. Peabody still somehow seemed to survive, if not his light.
Mr. Peabody still somehow seemed to survive, if not his light.
Bushes were still hail pruned
Bushes were still hail pruned
The cars are still dinged to hell
The cars are still dinged to hell
Crap
Crap
Crap
Crap
Crap
Crap
Crap
Crap
Crap
Crap
I ended up with a cracked headlight from a well placed stone
I ended up with a cracked headlight from a well placed stone
Hailstones were hard enough to do a number on the painted overhangs
Hailstones were hard enough to do a number on the painted overhangs
Garage door didnt fare much better
Garage door didnt fare much better
These little stones should be on the roof shingles, not on my driveway
These little stones should be on the roof shingles, not on my driveway
The potmarks in the shingles are visible from the ground. One well placed stone went through an edge shingle. But best I can tell, the roof held and there doesnt seem to be any water damage. (Knock on wood)
The potmarks in the shingles are visible from the ground.  One well placed stone went through an edge shingle.  But best I can tell, the roof held and there doesnt seem to be any water damage.  (Knock on wood)
Better lighting (and with the hail pits circled), same result
Better lighting (and with the hail pits circled), same result
Got on top of the roof to cover the skylight and inspect for damage. Only found more of the same
Got on top of the roof to cover the skylight and inspect for damage.  Only found more of the same
Ug. Inside layer had a spider crack. Few minutes more of the big stuff and this would be an open hole.
Ug.  Inside layer had a spider crack.  Few minutes more of the big stuff and this would be an open hole.
Looking up towards the crest of the roof, still more of the same
Looking up towards the crest of the roof, still more of the same
The whirly birds have seen better days. But not many more -- I only put these up last year. And I did it myself, so I was always a little concerned that I didn't do it right (and that I was going to slide off the top of a two story roof).

Guess I was good after all.
The whirly birds have seen better days.  But not many more -- I only put these up last year.  And I did it myself, so I was always a little concerned that I didn't do it right (and that I was going to slide off the top of a two story roof).  

Guess I was good after all.
Took a lickin, and keeps on spinin.

Thank you Lomanco -- I definitely got my money's worth with your whirlybird vents
Took a lickin, and keeps on spinin.
Thank you Lomanco -- I definitely got my money's worth with your whirlybird vents
Looking down the roof -- still more of the same
Looking down the roof -- still more of the same
Towards the front of the house -- still more of the same. One of the many roofer contractors who have been going door to door since Round 1 is waiting for me below
Towards the front of the house -- still more of the same.  One of the many roofer contractors who have been going door to door since Round 1 is waiting for me below
Got the skylight is tarped off with plastic and bungee cables


All and all -- this could have been FAR worse. But all is stabilized and now we're cleaning up. And working hard to avoid all the roofing contractors that are swarming into the neighborhood. Though we are also a bit weary that this was just the first storm event of the season. Seems like it's going to be a loooonnnnngggg spring.

Good times.

(Thank you WFAA.com for posting the radar images to your Twitter feed @wfaaweathertoo)

Update 7pm
Damage survey update -- we're heading into round 3, but was able to get out and see what's what in the meantime.

Where the first storm popped both the cars and a storm shutter, the second did it again about 4 times worse. If I were to guess, I would say Alicia and I have about 6K of damage to each of our cars. But the windows somehow stayed intact and both cars are completely driveable.

House took some additional (albeit minor) damage. Other storm shutter is now destroyed. Lost some fence planks and some landscape lighting.

Thankfully -- the roof seems to have held up, though there's probably shingle damage. Outer layer of the skylight shattered, but the inner layer held up somehow. Whirly bird attic vents also took a beating. All this said, there doesn't look like there is any water damage at the moment. Need to get up on the roof and in the attic to see for sure. We've had about 6 inches of rain (give or take) today. Seems like if there is any water leakage, it's going to stand out quick.

Round 3 hail is starting to kick in. More info as i've got it.

And most importantly -- Alicia, myself and the dogs are fine

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The brunt of the circulation in today's second severe storm went south of Fort Marcinko and never got closer than a mile or so. The hail in the second storm did however hit us square with golfball to baseball sized stones. But Alicia and I are fine. More info as things settle down and we have a chance to survey the damage. Call me on my cel if there are any questions