Some of my favorite sites and favorite people on the intertubes.
Mark Spearman Web Design
Mark is an old Army buddy of mine who owns a web design and tech support business based out of Newark, Ohio. His advice was priceless, both when I was updating this site, and when I was developing the site for my consulting business. If you need a small business or personal website, I’d suggest getting in touch with Mark. He knows his stuff.
Team Banzai is a group of people who used to play wargames together online, but most of us moved on to other interests years ago, and it’s pretty much just a social group now. Good people and good friends, though.
Beekeeping is a great hobby, but the initial learning curve can be pretty steep. The folks at Beemaster are patient, helpful, friendly, and do a great job of answering questions.
The only camera and photography site that really matters. Mind-numbingly comprehensive product reviews, huge index of information, terminology glossaries, you name it. They play a little rough on the DPReview forums, but searching them can turn up some priceless information.
The High Road
Politically, there aren’t a whole lot of things I get worked up about. In fact, about the only thing that I personally consider a ‘litmus test’ issue is the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. THR is a great resource for firearms owners and gun-rights supporters.
Hard tech news, social tech news, gadget reviews, open source information, all sorts of stuff. Ars is daily reading for me, and is all the tech news you really need. If it matters, it will show up here.
I became a fan of Leo Laporte over a decade ago when he was doing a show called The Screen Savers on ZDTV, and I’ve followed him ever since. Leo’s current venture is a netcast network called TWiT (This Week in Tech) which features some excellent weekly downloadable broadcasts.