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by pondering
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: NYT-AP article on "Financial Therapy"
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: NYT-AP article on "Financial Therapy"

Did anyone ever try this in last 8 or 9 years?
by pondering
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What percentage of you 2017 income can you account for?
Replies: 49
Views: 3172

What percentage of you 2017 income can you account for?

I just finished our taxes. We need to pay an additional 1800 which was less than 2% of our income.

Does anyone produce a report of where all their money goes for a tax year? What categories do you use?
by pondering
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Deleting Facebook?
Replies: 330
Views: 21611

Re: Anyone Deleting Facebook?

It is hard for these companies not to collect this information unless you want a significantly lower level of service. The average person does not want to pay for online services in cash. There really aren't any large scale alternatives. The one that appears to do the least collecting out of the big...
by pondering
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 74
Views: 5122

Re: What have you baked recently?

This chocolate sour cream bundt cake is also a family favorite https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/1402-chocolate-sour-cream-bundt-cake Yikes! There's a firewall to the recipe :annoyed Is this the same version? http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/chocolate-sour-cream-bundt-cake-cooks-illustrat...
by pondering
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Creating a medical advice website-liability issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Creating a medical advice website-liability issues

Did this effort ever become a website?

Are there other websites that do the same thing?
by pondering
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Mobile-friendly version of the bogleheads website
Replies: 8
Views: 2561

Re: Mobile-friendly version of the bogleheads website

One really nice thing about the current layout that I just realized is that if you rotate the screen on your phone, you get the desktop layout back.

It is kinda of sad that it took me so long to figure this out.

It might be nice to have a short video on how people browse the site with a phone.
by pondering
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18341

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

It would be a nice way to give the many gifted contributors to the board (nominated by others, and reviewed by an administrative group) an increased chance of going to the conference.

It might be nice to give these people positive recognition in other ways as well.
by pondering
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18341

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Hmmmm....it seems there is a pattern forming. If the conference is sold out every year, need to find a more appropriate venue to increase participation. I'd like to go, and there is no good reason why we shouldn't be able to accommodate. The combined intelligence of the forum is astounding and if w...
by pondering
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 3975

Re: Tables feature

You can find the code for this page here:

https://github.com/sdouglas/excel2wiki

in case you don't want to transmit your data to the internet.

You do need to be running a php web server.

I use the bitnami mediawiki stack for this on my work laptop and desktop at home.
by pondering
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 3975

Re: Tables feature

By the way, the excel2wiki JavaScript greatly simplifies getting tabular text into wiki format.
by pondering
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]
Replies: 78
Views: 11687

Re: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]

We are meeting right now.

We are going over the Simba spreadsheet:

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Simba%2 ... preadsheet
by pondering
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 282
Views: 41411

Re: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]

If you were trying to back up the webpage I recommend installing an archiver extension
by pondering
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 3975

Re: Tables feature

This bulletin board implemented svg: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=792 Is it worth finding out how they did it, and if it would be applicable here? The underlying source code is as follows: <img src="http://www.microugly.com/images/scraps/smiles.svg" alt="SVG Image" /> The Usage is [s...
by pondering
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

It would be great to have your fresh feedback.

Has anyone used this on a recorded conference call? Would you listen to a recording as a webinar?
by pondering
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity and online passwords.
Replies: 31
Views: 1804

Re: Fidelity and online passwords.

For personal accounts it is far more important that you check your statements then worry about your passwords.

Recent phishing attack I saw had an over 10% success rate in being followed to the first step .

Should you worry about these things yes, would it be the only thing I worry about no.
by pondering
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

There are a lot of different mics out there for many purposes. Thanks for your clarification.
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

I’m not sure what you mean by both ways
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead-approved personal finance podcasts?
Replies: 27
Views: 3606

Re: Boglehead-approved personal finance podcasts?

Is there a reliable measure for the size of an audience for a podcast?
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

How important is the microphone?
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years
Replies: 93
Views: 9078

Re: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years

Agree on the fact that cash lowers risk (unless inflation is high).

Most investment managers I know evaluate the risks they are taking at least as much as the alpha they are generating.
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 3975

Re: Tables feature

This is a link to an svg table: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oxbx81a4k4vxl73/svg-table.svg?dl=0 This is the svg inline: <?xml version='1.0' standalone='no'?> <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC '-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN' 'http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd'> <svg width='100%' height='100%' xmlns='http://...
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years
Replies: 93
Views: 9078

Re: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years

I would like to see a fund that has lower risk than its index for 30 years.
by pondering
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]
Replies: 78
Views: 11687

Re: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]

For the upcoming meeting's agenda:

Can we try to tie in a virtual group meeting with a recorded session from the 2018 Boglehead conference?
by pondering
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 3975

Re: Tables feature

A couple of options are described here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/698 ... ble-in-svg
by pondering
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 3975

Re: Tables feature

Do we allow svg graphics in line?
by pondering
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18341

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Could we check into the feasibility of broadcasting one or two of the recorded sessions live?

It would be nice if the boglehead chapters created events around the sessions.
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SERVER OFFLINE March 6, 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update
Replies: 27
Views: 2028

Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Thanks again for your help.

I would like to second the suggestion to put the month and day in the topic title.
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this a housing bubble?
Replies: 71
Views: 8297

Re: Is this a housing bubble?

The most intelligent comment about real estate values was that the market is composed of people who work within 30 minutes of neighborhood.

When the steel mills imploded in the Mon Valley south of Pittsburgh the housing prices also crashed.
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 212
Views: 178687

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

pondering wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:25 am
Test post 2018-03-06

Test quoting
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 212
Views: 178687

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Test post 2018-03-06
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SERVER OFFLINE March 6, 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update
Replies: 27
Views: 2028

Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Looking forward to a brief and successful planned downtime.

Thanks for all the effort keeping this place running!
by pondering
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this a housing bubble?
Replies: 71
Views: 8297

Is this a housing bubble?

I saw this news report: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/02/ ... price-tag/

and wondered if people think this is a housing bubble or just the normal market?
by pondering
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Guy. Inherited a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro ($500 value). Talk me into/out of keeping it.
Replies: 37
Views: 2555

Re: PC Guy. Inherited a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro ($500 value). Talk me into/out of keeping it.

I think the iPhone 8+ works well as a iPad replacement.

I am more concerned with learning Linux than MacOS

SSDs are remarkable.
by pondering
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Strategies for getting out of a car dealership quickly?
Replies: 78
Views: 6944

Re: Strategies for getting out of a car dealership quickly?

Do people like alternative places to buy a new car? Which ones?
by pondering
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Strategies for getting out of a car dealership quickly?
Replies: 78
Views: 6944

Re: Strategies for getting out of a car dealership quickly?

Bring a book or earbuds for your own sanity while waiting.

When you come, hand a copy of the letter over to the receptionist.

Have a second letter that is ready, cc'd to the Attorney General if they don't let you out of there reasonably quickly.
by pondering
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Splitting a cell phone bill
Replies: 35
Views: 1977

Re: Splitting a cell phone bill

This is a great item to determine which Bogleheads you want to be closer to and which ones you would like to distance yourself from.
by pondering
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads is back!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 13424

Re: Bogleheads is back!!!

The monitor Bogleheads (https://www.bogleheads.org/) is back UP (HTTP 200 - OK) (It was down for 6 hours, 18 minutes and 7 seconds).

It looks like it was site wide. Was it planned?
by pondering
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bogleheads: What are you doing to prepare for dementia/alzheimers?
Replies: 60
Views: 5640

Re: Bogleheads: What are you doing to prepare for dementia/alzheimers?

About 20% of people in there 80s develop diagnosed dementia.

My Mom clearly got hit in her late 60s.

I'm hoping it is a sugar related disorder, and I'll find a way to eliminate sugar from my diet.
by pondering
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]
Replies: 78
Views: 11687

Re: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]

Do you send out confirmation of subscription?
by pondering
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I'm Cancelling My Home Insurance
Replies: 156
Views: 11427

Re: I'm Cancelling My Home Insurance

I you were to sell your house to a trust for $1 what kind of coverage would you want on the house for the trust?
by pondering
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]
Replies: 78
Views: 11687

Re: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]

I don't know how I didn't find this item earlier.

This is an awesome idea.

I'm happy to help any way I can!
by pondering
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question for music experts about musical keys
Replies: 102
Views: 6298

Re: Question for music experts about musical keys

I assume this discussion is actionable because it will inform what you purchase in the future. I'd like to suggest using a service like LibraryThing.com to filter through the works that you have collected. You can catalog your music, book and film collections on the site. The site makes tagging and ...
by pondering
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a way to send text messages on my computer?
Replies: 30
Views: 3460

Re: Is there a way to send text messages on my computer?

If anyone wants to test texting me you can text me at 412-977-3526

Hope that helps!
by pondering
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Using math notation in Bogleheads posts
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: Using math notation in Bogleheads posts

Most people will just post a screen shot of the graphic they want to display.
by pondering
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you be compensated for running a Facebook group
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: How would you be compensated for running a Facebook group

The group was originally my idea.

If it got really busy I’d be glad to let others help.

It is an open group and we would expect it to grow when the app gets promoted.