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gummy-stuff, eh?

Post by gummy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:55 am

Okay, so I've finally decided to leave my http://www.gummy-stuff.org sandbox (after all these years, eh?) Image

However, I've also decided to make all that "stuff" available here, in compressed format:
http://www.gummy-stuff.org/CD-gummy.rar
It's (about) 145 MB and ya gotta un-compress it.

Ciao!
gummy

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I'll still be chatting it up on my blog:
http://ponzoblog.blogspot.com/

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Post by SteveB3005 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:08 am

Thanks Gummy!

I was just thinking about you the other day and how your getting along on those nice 9% annuities you bought into years ago. Hope all is well and it's very nice to see you around again.

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Post by NAVigator » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:16 am

Gummy, thanks for sharing the plethora of excellent investigations you have done. Your work is excellent and is provided in an understandable manner. Your students were fortunate to benefit from your expertise, and us vicarious students now appreciate your efforts.

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Post by bob90245 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:47 am

gummy wrote:Okay, so I've finally decided to leave my http://www.gummy-stuff.org sandbox (after all these years, eh?) Image
But all your other articles remain intact? Like this one?

http://www.gummy-stuff.org/sensible_withdrawals.htm
Ignore the market noise. Keep to your rebalancing schedule whether that is semi-annual, annual or trigger bands.

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Post by gummy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:50 am

bob90245 wrote:
gummy wrote:Okay, so I've finally decided to leave my http://www.gummy-stuff.org sandbox (after all these years, eh?) Image
But all your other articles remain intact? Like this one?

http://www.gummy-stuff.org/sensible_withdrawals.htm
Yup! Everything is there:
972 web pages
4569 pretty pics
573 spreadsheets
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Total = 6114

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Post by Ever Ready » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:57 am

Hello Gummy,

Thank you for sharing all of your excellent "stuff".
Enjoy the rest of your Ontario summer.

Best Wishes and Good Luck,
Ed

PS. For those who aren't familiar with .rar files,
here is a nice freeware file compress/decompress utility.

http://www.7-zip.org/

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:54 am

Hi Gummy:

Nice to see your name on a post; it's been a while.

First, thanks for all the great work you've shared with us and with the world. You've definitely made it a better place for investors.

Now that you won't be devoting so much time to developing new material for your web site, hopefully you'll drop here more often for a chat with the Bogleheads.

All the best with your new, less stressful lifestyle. Now you'll have more time to shovel all that Canadian snow in the wintertime! :D
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Post by praxis » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:16 am

However, I've also decided to make all that "stuff" available here, in compressed format:
http://www.gummy-stuff.org/CD-gummy.rar It's (about) 145 MB and ya gotta un-compress it.

PS. For those who aren't familiar with .rar files,
here is a nice freeware file compress/decompress utility.

http://www.7-zip.org/
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Ever Ready,
I'm one of those not familiar with .rar files. Thank you for thinking of us. I've downloaded the utility you suggested but I'm stuck trying to open the .rar files above. Must I download the whole 145 MB "stuff" just to open it and review it? Thanks for any tips you can offer.

Praxis

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Post by Ever Ready » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:06 am

Yes you must download the whole 145mb .rar file (took about 15 - 20 min. for me.)

If you've already installed 7zip, just right click on the filename "CD_gummy.rar", after the download is finished. Scroll up to "7zip" in the context menu and select "extract to 'CD-Gummy/'". This will create a new folder containing all the decompressed files and folders (6800, took about 2 min.)

A good place to start viewing is the "index.html" file.

Good Luck,
Ed

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Post by Taylor Larimore » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:48 am

Hi Gummy:

I could not agree more than what Mel wrote:
Thanks for all the great work you've shared with us and with the world. You've definitely made it a better place for investors.
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Post by gummy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:52 pm

Ever Ready wrote:...
A good place to start viewing is the "index.html" file.
Good Luck,
Ed
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The .rar file, when uncompressed, will have some 6000 files.
It's the same set of files that's been on the CD which I've been selling for some time -- and now I'm tired o' that.
Hence the name:
http://www.gummy-stuff.org/CD-gummy.rar

The "main" file (from which y'all can access everything else) is called (would-you-believe?):
gummy_stuff.htm
It looks like this (in part):
http://www.gummy-stuff.org/gummy-CD-image.gif
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Post by Opponent Process » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:04 pm

throughout my education, I've benefited from a string of very kind and generous math professors. that's something to be grateful for. gummy always reminds me of this.
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Post by Adrian Nenu » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:11 pm

Thank you for everything you have done to help educate investors. I learned a lot from your website and you have had a profound effect on my development as in investor.

Best wishes,

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Post by Verde » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:28 pm

Thanks Gummy. As a result of your magnanimous legacy I will be able to continue using the resources you created to improve my knowledge. I expect to quote your font of knowledge decades hence.

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Post by exoilman » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:41 pm

Much thanks for your contributions.

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Post by Yipee-Ki-O » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:43 pm

My thanks too Gummy. I always thought your "Sensible Withdrawals" strategy made so much sense as it more closely accounted for how a real person might approach withdrawals as opposed to a hypothetical one rigidly following a formula despite changing circumstances.

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Post by stratton » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:35 am

gummy wrote: P.S.
I'll still be chatting it up on my blog:
http://ponzoblog.blogspot.com/
I think you should start your own firm managing retirement schemes. :P

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Post by pkcrafter » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:26 am

Thanks, gummy, and many thanks for all the excellent material you have provided. Good to see you posting here. I hope you will continue to do so now and then.


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Post by Fear and Loathing » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:17 pm

Thanks Gummy - after digging in deeper in the files I have learned a lot about using excel in grabbing data from the web, etc. Thank you for your work

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Post by Norbert Schlenker » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:36 pm

The gummy-stuff archive is now located here. The archive has been cleaned up and reorganized, with many duplicate (and some triplicate) spreadsheets removed. Gummy's retired (that's what he says, anyway; this would be the third or fourth time, I think :lol:) so the archive will be completely static from now on. A zipped copy is available for human readers.
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Post by gummy » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:16 pm

Norbert Schlenker wrote:The gummy-stuff archive is now located here. The archive has been cleaned up and reorganized, with many duplicate (and some triplicate) spreadsheets removed. Gummy's retired (that's what he says, anyway; this would be the third or fourth time, I think ...
WHAT!
I've retired at least eight times!
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Thanks, Norbert.

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Post by bob90245 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:56 pm

May you enjoy many more retirements. :wink:
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Post by Shakespeare » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:30 am

Link to a spreadsheet with links to the 466 gummy tutorials sorted alphabetically:

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Post by rmelvey » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:41 pm

Gummy,

You rock!

When I was learning how to program in python I was able to use all of your great stuff about the Yahoo! Finance API. It made learning how to program WAY more fun. :D

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Post by Shakespeare » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:52 pm

Although gummy is no longer active in investment fora he has converted some of the "gummy-stuff" to kindle.

ponzoBLOG: my Kindle Books
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Post by Levett » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:32 pm

For us old-timers from Morningstar Gummy is one of a kind: generous, funny, innovative, and unique.

There's never been his like on the web.

He's a wonderful human being.

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Post by Peculiar_Investor » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:58 pm

How about a wiki version of the gummy-stuff index? Check out gummy-stuff - finiki, the Canadian financial Wiki. In creating the article I made one concession, gummy's choices of colours and fonts have been removed to conform with Wiki standards.
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Post by LadyGeek » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:35 pm

A link (with a short introduction) to the above article is now in the wiki: Gummy-stuff

Typing "gummy" in the wiki's search box (upper right corner) will also find the article. (This technique works for any article title.)
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Post by LadyGeek » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:49 pm

For those wondering what gummy's been up to, he's posted in the Financial Webring Forum thread: Subject: gummy-stuff, eh?
gummy wrote:Hi fellas:
Keith Cowan wrote to say that I've not been buried on this forum (yet).
''course, having just celebrated my 79th birthday, I got me at least one foot buried.

Heidi & I now spend our time reading and travelling; our last trip is described here:
http://www.gummy-stuff.org/Barcelona-diary.htm

I took a peek at that
http://www.finiki.org/wiki/Gummy-stuff
WOW!!

When I woke up to my 79th, I told Heidi that when I got both feet buried,
my gummy-stuff.org web site will be buried with me
... so no need to pay the annual webspace fees.
It's nice to know that all the stuff won't be buried with me.
(I appreciate having a copy on FWF.)

A few weeks ago I got email asking about some financial thingy.
I said that I can't recall having written anything on the subject.
The guy then gave me the gummy-stuff URL.
I couldn't understand a word I had written.
I feel sorry fer you guys/gals trying to read my tutorials.
:D

Regards to all.
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Post by Peculiar_Investor » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:16 am

Peculiar_Investor wrote:How about a wiki version of the gummy-stuff index? Check out gummy-stuff - finiki, the Canadian financial Wiki. In creating the article I made one concession, gummy's choices of colours and fonts have been removed to conform with Wiki standards.
A while back a blog version (same content, different format) was also created, see gummy stuff tutorials | Financial Wisdom Forum.
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