By now I imagine most of you have heard of the forthcoming Google Glass product. These are the eyeglasses which, when worn, allow a person to bark out commands and do things like take a picture or a video of what they are seeing, do a Google search, or help find their way around by way of Google maps. The ostensibly-spiffy thing about it is that the experience of issuing commands to a computer is executed by voice commands as opposed to a keyboard and the viewing is accomplished by what you are seeing projected in front of your eyeballs as opposed to staring at a monitor. (more…)
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.
Whether one agrees or not with the current policy of sending US ships into harms way, one thing should never be questioned; is the respect for the men and women that stand aboard those ships. Let alone their families which they leave behind, sometimes in a communications “black out” condition. (more…)
An All-Time High On Non-GAAP ‘Crap’?
It’s been a nice day so far for Salesforce.com (CRM) longs, with the stock up nearly 14% intraday to an all-time high, after the company beat Wall Street estimates on revenue, adjusted net income, and forward revenue guidance. But software entrepreneur David H. Hansson (@DHH on Twitter), an early critic of Groupon (GRPN), noted in a series of tweets the gap between CRM’s adjusted earnings numbers and what they would be according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP): (more…)