Business associates, useful links, and such
Margaret Cogswell is an excellent web designer, graphics person, and all around great person and colleague.
My friend Terry Randolph owns Quality Heating and Cooling, a Heating and Cooling contractor in Middletown NY. He recently installed Mitsubishi Split Ductless Air Conditioners for us that are just incredible. Terry is a diamond-level contractor for Mitsubishi, so you know he’s good. He’s also a great guy on a personal level. There are some contractors that are simply worth hiring, and Terry is one of them.
Neat Infographic about How Speed Affects Your Website.
My sister and brother-in-law own the best jewelry store in Orange County NY. No joke there (they really were voted the best). The cool part is, they started with a small suitcase of jewelry, and built this business over two decades. Much respect.
Writing Resources by opencolleges.edu.au. Yes, they are from Down Under, but don’t let that fool you – this is one of the better writing resources pages I’ve seen (even telling you how to use “not so common” things like [sic]).
You can sometimes find me at the Small Business Forums
You probably don’t live near me, but if you need a Hudson Valley Chiropractor, Dr. Christa Whiteman is awesome. I don’t just throw links up here for friends, but she really helped (and is still helping) me.
I’m a member of Toastmasters (and an advanced speaker at such). It’s an excellent organization for anyone interested in communicating better.
Supply Chain Fraud by Norman Katz. Norman is an old colleague who has all manner of supply chain computer experience, meaning EDI, barcoding, and the like. He’s also a PI, so he combined them to help companies detect and ferret out fraud within their organizations and supply chain.
If you live in the US, and are wondering what the contact info is for your local government / county services, then County Office dot org is where you should go.
Personal Links / fun stuff, and online businesses I patronize
Coffee Bean Direct I like good coffee, and I buy my coffee beans here. Excellent beans, great prices, and fast shipping. Truly a first-rate company. Try the Danish Blend.
Golfsmith I also make my own golf clubs (well, used to, anyway), and bought my parts here. I’m fun to play golf with, but before you invite me to your Pro-Am, be warned – I’m a lousy golfer.
Arachnophilia While website design software gets more and more complicated, my appreciation for this little program grows and grows. I’ve been using Arachnophilia for years – it’s simple, it does everything I want, and it’s free (sort of – you’ll see when you go to the site.) I personally still use version 4.0 (still available.)
Satellite News Mystery Science Theater 3,000 was easily the best TV show ever made.
Rifftrax is where some of the MST3K guys ended up.
Free Birthday Stuff Free Stuff on your Birthday. Really.
Self Improvement from SelfGrowth.com – SelfGrowth.com is the most complete guide to information about Self Improvement on the Internet.
Here are a few links I was recently sent which I found worthwhile:
Student Guide to Public Speaking: Tips, Resources, and Inspiration – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/student-public-speaking-guide/
Writing the Perfect Resume: How to Make an Eyecatcher – https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/resume-guide/
Understanding and Preventing Plagiarism: Strategies and Resources for Students and Teachers – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/preventing-plagiarism/