Admiral Turtle Jerrar surveyed the work occurring around him. The hangar deck was a flurry of activity.
Technicians hurried across the floor, inventorying and routing newly received supplies and equipment in
preparation for the ship’s journey. In the distance sparks rained from the ceiling as welders adapted
racks once used to store vehicles for planetary assaults. In their place was a complement of the latest
communications and technical equipment that would support the Emperor’s Hammer’s journey across the
galaxy in support of the Fleet Commander's latest order.
Admiral Turtle preferred it here, where the work was done, rather than up on the command bridge.
A deck officer approached him bearing a datapad. “Admiral, the daily status report on ship readiness that
you requested.” Nodding, Admiral Turtle thumbed through the pages with a cursory glance.
“Thank you, Captain” he replied. “Anything that would prohibit our departure tomorrow morning as
“No significant concerns at this time, Admiral. We still have teams working on the relay equipment out on
the top of the command tower, but we expect them to be complete and back through the airlock by 0200.”
“Make sure we have that equipment tested before they get back in. We won’t have an ideal time to get them
back out there for any fixes once we begin navigating the Cluster.” The Captain nodded. “Contact the
Herald and request a final status update. Fleet Admiral La’an has his hands full with that old bucket.”
Not that he could say a lot; the Stalwart was hardly much newer. An original Victory-class, her keel was
laid down during the late days of the Clone Wars. But her age belied her capabilities. Long a part of
the Special Operations Battlegroup, Admiral Turtle had requested the ship specifically. He knew of her
impeccable maintenance and upgrade record, and purpose-made modifications to adapt the ship to its
former special operations support role. He knew the ship would be ideal for its new role as the home of
the Internet Office.
Internet Office Activity
Internet Office Announcements
COL Silwar Naiilo has joined the Internet Office staff. He will initially be focusing on our site
API and API-enabled tools. Welcome to the team!
Commendation of Excellence Awards
The Commendation of Excellence may be awarded to any member for consistent support, maintenance, or
creation of official Emperor’s Hammer web pages/sites and internet-enabled applications.
GN Pickled Yoda:
"Presented in recognition of developing and hosting the Raise the Flag web site.
Your contribution provided a clear and concise method of tracking yearly RTF activity and
results, and greatly contributed to the success of the yearly Raise the Flag events from
2014-2019. These achievements reflect great credit upon yourself, Theta Squadron, and the
Emperor’s Hammer TIE Corps." 07/26/2020
AD Jedi Eclipse:
"Presented in recognition of your efforts to host and maintain numerous
IWATS/Imperial University courses between 2009-2020. Your contributions provided the Emperor’s
Hammer membership an easy to access repository for training, enabling members across the fleet
to increase their knowledge and expertise in topical areas of interest. These efforts continued
unabated across your multiple duty assignments during this time frame despite your changing roles
and responsibilities, and this award is significantly overdue. Your achievements reflect great
credit upon yourself, the TIE Corps, and the Emperor’s Hammer Internet Office." 11/04/2020
Internet Office Activity
Implemented scoring support for Star Wars: Squadrons, along with other optimizations for PvP and PvE
match submissions (all platforms) in coordination with the Combat Operations Office. Implemented
duplicate checking for all match submissions.
Numerous bug fixes and small updates to existing production site code on tc.emperorshammer.org.
A "public" changelog for the production site is available at tc.emperorshammer.org/CHANGELOG.md.txt.
Completed several data quality runs on the existing production site to fix or update existing data.
Established official GitHub organization for the Emperor's Hammer, Inc. to serve as an official
archive of EH code. Established initial repositories for existing projects. Members interested in
contributing code to new or existing projects should contact the IO for information and access.
Multiple updates to the Discord server.
COL Silwar Naiilo established the Gonk tool to assist squadron commanders in compiling member
activity within their commands. More information will follow as this tool is refined.
Implemented fixes to TTT and data backend to resolve user errors when using the application. The
current release of TTT is Update Pack 1.08 (released 2020-10-31).
Ongoing work in support of Project Minos Relevancy.
Completed several searches of archived materials.
Star Wars: Squadrons is a blast! If you haven't checked it out yet, I'd recommend giving it a shot
if your system can run it.
Completed graphics work for various projects and squadrons.
Completed assorted work on the Wiki including conversion of some existing resources to Wiki format,
and updates to existing articles.
Internet Office Priorities
Project Minos Relevancy, a project to modernize the Emperor's Hammer web presence, and unify the
EH/TC/DB web sites and databases.
Conduct review of Emperor's Hammer web properties to identify broken links, outdated material, and
problems with functionality.
Assess state of Commendation of Excellence awards and awarding procedure.
Assess need for issuance of any Internet Office policies, as necessary.
Assess restoration of archived club news, history, profile records, etc.
Assess and implement optimizations to improve search engine visibility, and other avenues of
web/social media presence,
in coordination with applicable Command Staff offices.
Improve automation procedures to promote confidentiality, availability, and integrity of club web
sites and databases.