Dear Net Tuesday Philly Members,
I have been a member for 18 months, usually on the periphery, and I know that almost all of you are doing very noble work. The project that brought me to Net Tuesday is still in the developmental stage, but I have something else that I want to share that "might help" you. I have a free self-help website, www.mighthelp.net, a completely pro bono deal, that I made initially for myself and future descendants but which I have since shared with lots of friends and strangers. I researched the most well-received books for various topics and synthesized what I liked best for each one into a Word document. Bibliographies are included in the documents. I think there are about 1200 pages of free tips on the site.
I also want to point out two other websites that you might not know of. First,
there is the Bogleheads forum, http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/index.php, which is perhaps the best free personal-finance website there is. It's named after Jack Bogle, who started Vanguard. It is a community of about 16,000 people, including a lot of financial-services professionals. Here you can anonymously ask for free any money-related question you have and get several high-quality answers, for each question. Sometimes the people answering your questions are professionals in the field who will reveal their name in their response so that others - prospective clients of theirs in particular - can publicly see the quality of that professional's thinking. It's a great way for financial professionals to get more exposure, and it's a great way for us to get good answers to our financial questions for free. There are tons of bright people in this forum.
The other website is www.yummly.com . It is a free meta-search engine of all the culinary
recipe search engines. What's great about it is that you can plug into the search box the last two food items in your cupboard that you're eager to utilize, and Yummly will give you a list of recipes that include both. Of course you may have to go to the store or your garden to get the other ingredients. For example, do you only have venison and milk in your refrigerator? Why, there is Venison Loaf and Venison Schnitzel! http://www.yummly.com/search#q=milk%20venison . Do you only have chocolate and broccoli? Why, there is Broccoli Brownies and also Rich Nut & Chickpea Chili! http://www.yummly.com/search#q=chocolate%20broccoli You get the point. It's kind of fun to think of the most bizarre combinations and see if there is an existing recipe; there was nothing for "vanilla and sardines."
I won't be there for Gamification on Tuesday, but I look forward to seeing you all soon.