Author Archives: Tom Trimbath

About Tom Trimbath

consultant / entrepreneur / writer / photographer / speaker / aerospace engineer / semi-semi-retired More info at: https://trimbathcreative.wordpress.com/about/ and at my amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0035XVXAA

Selecting a Catalog Management System

Originally posted on HCLE Virtual Museum – the blog:
Selecting a Catalog Management System: A Make-Versus-Buy Case Study We recently completed a comparison of about two dozen software packages in an attempt to meet our museum’s needs for an asset, collection,…

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Whidbey Writers Workshop 2016

Well, someone’s got to do it and it might as well be me. I suspect that’s the line that’s gone through the minds of so many entrepreneurs and artists. Sometimes the best way to get an idea started is to … Continue reading

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A Typically Atypical Trimbath Workday

One of the hardest questions for me, and I suspect other members of the Gig Economy to answer is, “So, what do you really do?” Even the simple version of the correct answer takes too long. The polite answer is … Continue reading

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Buying A Bit Of GigPeak

It’s really only a little thing, this thing I did. Today I bought a little bit of one stock, GIG, the stock for the company GigPeak. Small actions can be big events when they signal a turn. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Future Found At The Fair

It’s summer. Ah. It’s summer and the Island County Fair (actually the Whidbey Island Area Fair, but I like the old name) happens to happen about nine miles from my house. Of course I go to it. A frugal life … Continue reading

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Making Money From Whidbey

Windwalker beat me to it. I’ve been amused by Facebook’s promotions that want me to promote my business through Facebook promotions. That’s a lot of promotions. Windwalker had fun making fun when Facebook said they could reach up to 71,000 … Continue reading

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An MVIS GIG Dilemma Slowly Solved

No need to rush. Wait long enough and dilemmas become clearer, or at least decisions become easier. Last year, I had a dilemma. In the last twelve months, I did little about it except pay attention. While my dilemma was … Continue reading

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Another Coworks Opens Again

Open and close, open and close. The concept of coworks on Whidbey continues to sputter to life like an outboard motor that is just about ready to catch. Each time is different. This time it comes with a bookstore and … Continue reading

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Balancing Hiking Costs And Benefits

Knees. My body is reminding me that I have two of them, they aren’t happy, and I shouldn’t be surprised. I have a confession to make. It has been about a year since my last backpacking trip. Please forgive me. … Continue reading

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Mysteries Investing In Real Goods

Real Goods is up over 100% in the last five days. That’s Real Goods as in the stock, RGSE, for the company Real Goods Solar, Inc. That’s not for real goods as in really good things, well, maybe but that’s … Continue reading

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