Category: About

Mark Welch: Channel Sales Development, Hurricane Electric Internet Services

By , July 12, 2015

Mark Welch handles Channel Sales Development for Hurricane Electric Internet Services.

I help sales agents (master agents, telecom agents, VARs, resellers) who sell our global IP Transit (internet network bandwidth) and colocation services.

I’m adding this post because I realize that during the past three years working for HE.NET, I hadn’t explicitly posted in the “About” category to indicate where I now work, and what I now do.

My LinkedIn profile: (feel free to request a connection, using my email address posted in the profile).


Updating My Social Networking Profiles

By , July 26, 2014

I’ve spent an alarming number of hours over the past two weeks, updating my social media profiles (on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn).

I’ve been doing two things: first, I’ve finally been updating my profile information to reflect more information about my employment at Hurricane Electric (and “reducing” information about my earlier consulting work). Second, I’ve been adding many new Likes, Follows, and Connections while also “unliking” companies on Facebook and LinkedIn, and “unfollowing” accounts on Twitter). Read more »

Ending My Career as a “Solo” Internet Marketing Consultant

By , July 11, 2012

For the past 15 years, I’ve earned most of my income from my work as an individual internet marketing consultant.  This year, I must finally acknowledge that I can’t continue as a “solo” consultant.
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Email Forwarding Address for Mark Welch

By , May 1, 2012

I just spent a half-hour hour tracking down an old friend whose 2005 email address ( no longer works, and I realized that I should create a single “email forwarding” web page that people who are searching for me might find.

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By , April 6, 2011

Over the past few months, I’ve been pleased with the success of my newest web site, Read more »

About Mark Welch

By , May 1, 2010

I am both a web publisher and an internet marketing consultantRead more »

Mark Welch – Publisher Role

By , April 30, 2010

As a web publisher, most of my time is spent developing and maintaining “niche” web sites focused on specific audiences, communities, and product categories.  “Relevant and Useful” is my web publishing philosophy.

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IANAL: I Am Not A Lawyer (any more)

By , February 26, 2010

Update Juy 13, 2012: My resignation from the State Bar was accepted and approved by the Supreme Court of California. (Yes, that’s a Thing.)

Update February 2012: I have just submitted my resignation from the State Bar of California.

February 26, 2010: This week, I finally took a step that I’ve been considering for a decade: I changed my status from “active” to “inactive” with the State Bar of California.  That means that I cannot give legal advice, represent clients in court, or identify myself as an attorney entitled to practice law.

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The Adventure Game Toolkit (AGT)

By , May 24, 1997

May 24, 1997 — In 1985, Mark J. Welch designed the Generic Adventure Game System (GAGS), a computer programming tool for creating “text adventure” games for MS-DOS computers. GAGS was released as “shareware” in 1985 and enhanced several times in 1986 and 1987.

In 1987, David Malmberg made substantial enhancements to the Generic Adventure Game System, which was renamed the Adventure Game Toolkit (AGT). Read more »

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