Recommendations

All of these have done well for me in the past. I will try to sort them out by type, and give a quick blurb about what they offer.

Services

Crashplan

http://www.crashplan.com/

Offers a wonderful backup program that allows for online and local backups. The online service is paid, but worth it.

Amazon Web Services

http://aws.amazon.com

Both their EC2 (virtual servers) and S3(storage) services are great performing, very flexible, and can be very inexpensive.

Google Cloud Platform

https://cloud.google.com/

Cheaper, and more sane billing than AWS, not as many product offerings, but enjoyable to use for servers, storage, dns, and networking.

Google Apps

https://apps.google.com/

Easiest way to get email for your company, and has some of the best features on the market.

Prey

http://preyproject.com/

Lets you track and recover stolen or lost laptops, desktops, and android phones for free. Can also lock and turn on an audible alarm on a lost phone.

Merchants

Newegg.com

http://www.newegg.com

Sell electronics, but offers the biggest selection, the best searching, and honest user reviews. Excellent customer service as well.

Projects

 

Drupal

http://www.drupal.org

Flexible, free and fast CMS. Powers this website, but can be more difficult to operate than some alternatives.

Ubuntu

http://www.ubuntu.com/

Free, fast, and stable linux OS. I use Ubuntu (and occasionally it’s father Debian) on both my desktop and on my web server, and it’s equally suited for both. My favorite distribution.

Tor

https://www.torproject.org/

Secure and annonymize your internet traffic, routes your browsing history through several rotating nodes to make sure that nobody can track your browsing. I use it to test newly deployed firewall rules from outside my network.

Products

Ubiquiti

https://www.ubnt.com/

Inexpensive, feature rich, easy to manage wireless access points and bridges. They also make affordable and high performance wired networking gear, and are branching out into firewalls as well.

X Steel Targets

http://www.xsteeltargets.com/

Great targets, good selection, and fair pricing.

Freedom Munitions

http://www.freedommunitions.com

High quality, affordably priced, american made ammunition. I buy all my center fire practice ammo from them now.

Underwood Ammo

http://www.underwoodammo.com

Excellent high performance self defense and hunting ammo.