Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Weird Tasks ...

Since is set up to post tasks, even unusual (but legal) task, we are always on the look for "weird task".  Here is one from China ...
It is great to see that entrepreneurship is alive and well in China !

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Are you looking for someone to GIVE you a job?

I found this excerpt from an old John Wayne movie to contain an interesting concept... being "given a job" versus "earning a wage".  If you are looking for someone to "give you a job", the wait will be long.  If you are willing to work hard and earn every penny that you are paid, then you will never have a shortage of opportunities.

That is what WheelDoggy is about... opportunities, not guarantees.

Have you signed up as a Customer or a Helper on yet?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Charity Tasks on MLK day?

If you have not heard... is starting out in the Greater Danbury (CT) area but no matter where you are, you can sign up as either a Helper (to do tasks) or a Customer (to post tasks).

Charity Tasks...
What do you think about the idea of "Charity tasks" where a charity would post a task, Helpers would bid to do it and a customer would offer to pay for it (as a donation to the charity)?

The MLK day / Day of Service got me thinking along these lines and while it would take some additional programming (and investment of money) on the website, I think it could have a very positive impact on the community !

Leave a comment below to let us know what you think !

Would you participate as a Helper or a Donator (or a Charity) if we set it up?

d.Mark "Dave" Wheeler

Friday, January 14, 2011

Welcome To WheelDoggy !

Do you have questions?
Sure you do. What are they? How can we help? Leave us a comment below and we will post a reply to the "burning questions of the day" !

Let start with... Why is it called "WheelDoggy"?
Well, we were looking for a neat name that was not too boring / descriptive (we started with " (tm)" for a period when we were building the prototype website), but also not too obscure or weird that people would not be able to remember it easily and, more importantly, tell their friends.

We kicked around a ton of ideas and one day ... it just appeared ! Dave (d.Mark "Dave" Wheeler, founder of WheelDoggy) remembered a character in an old movie from the 1960's called "MoonDoggy".

It seemed like a fun, easy to remember name ... it just needed a twist... or more accurately, "a wheel". So that's it... WheelDoggy is insprired by a 1960's movie character, MoonDoggy !

Did you know? (according to wikipedia) ...

A moon dog or moondog (scientific name paraselene,, i.e. "beside the moon") is a relatively rare bright circular spot on a lunar halo caused by the refraction of moonlight by hexagonal-plate-shaped ice crystals in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds.  Moondogs appear to the left and right of the moon 22° or more distant. They are exactly analogous to sun dogs, but are rarer because to be produced the moon must be bright and therefore full or nearly full. Moondogs show little color to the unaided eye because their light is not bright enough to activate the cone cells of humans' eyes.