Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

I’m Still Standing

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Don't be fooled by my boyish good looks. I'm getting older, and I'm starting to feel it in my back.

I decided today that I was, for the first time in my life, going to use a standing desk from now on. I spend an inordinant amount of my life sitting on my butt, and I think dozens of hours a week in that Aeron chair is just killing me. I don't know if I'm going to hate it, but I'm going to give standing a try.

However, I've got a ton of equipment (8 monitors, for one thing), so I wasn't quite sure how I was going
0210-mess to pull this off. It just turns out that the beautiful Danish desk I've used for many, many years (this thing is huge) was able to lift up to just the right height. After a couple of hours of effort, I got everything off the, got everything very cleaned, and now need to tackle the horrific task of getting all the cabling back in place. I took a snapshot of the tangle of cables I have to deal with here.

In honor of this, I'm putting up Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" video, which is surely the gayest musical video of human history.

Sequester Helter Skelter……….Evil Plan 107.0 (by BDI)

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I will keep this piece brief today Slope-a-Dopes, much to your delight I'm sure, as quite frankly, I am getting rather sick & tired of you malfunctioning maggots senselessly momo pumping this pipe dream into the stratosphere.  So, before I get all medieval on your sorry pump-monkey asses, a la carved Charles Manson style, let's slice & dice our way to the chase.  The deadly serious sadistic Sequester is now at hand, and there will most assuredly be dark pools of type A blood and shredded U.S. guts left on the Senate's magnificently tiled floor.  (that one's for you Iggy)