Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

PubCon Poker TournamentI will be playing in a charity poker tournament next week in Vegas and part of the entry process is that I need to choose a charity. One charity that has really stuck out to me in the past couple years and I think does an awesome job is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Even if you don’t agree with current wars that our country is involved in, there are thousands of soldiers and families who are impacted by them, and I know you’ll agree that they need help. IFHF assists with the rehab and medical support for soldiers who have sustained serious injuries and usually become permanently disabled. These soldiers are giving up their “normal” life to fight for our country. Some may never return home and many may never return to the life they had before going to war.

One thing that I find really important in a charity is that as much of the donations as possible should go toward what the charity supports. In the case of Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, 100% of donations goes to support soldiers. No administrative costs are taken out of the donations, and I think that’s awesome and all charities should strive for that.

A Few Good Posts

I’ve decided that for the two visitors a day I get, I might as well pass on some good info. I’m not very good at communicating anything original, so what I’m going to do is start posting a few good posts that I’ve seen over the past few days. Here’s volume 1 in no particular order:

Thesis Theme Ad Targeting Tutorial – Rae did a great, detailed post on how to target ads to specific pages & categories when using the Thesis Theme for WordPress. I will soon be moving my site to that theme.

Everything I Know About Business I Learned From Poker
– Good tips from the guys that run Zappos.com

25 Resources to Get You Started with PHP from Scratch – Pretty good reference for someone wanting to get started writing their own code. If I had something like this back when I was learning php, I’d probably be alot better at it than I am now.

40+ Useful Cheat Sheets for Designers – I love design…I just suck at it. There are some pretty good cheat sheets in this list for more than just web designers. You can almost always learn something from a cheat sheet.

Red Shirt Fridays

Just do it – http://38pitches.com/2007/12/17/ill-be-wearing-mine/


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