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.

Technical Tools Tale (The Beginning)

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I decided to share a portion of my background that I thought some readers might find interesting; it’s lengthy, so I’ve broken it into three parts. I’ve also modified the names somewhat, with the exception of my own! So here we go………

The job market in the spring of 1991 was a weak one. The economy was in a recession, and the effects were felt particularly sharply in the Silicon Valley, where the novelty of personal computers had long since faded, and the need for high-tech marketing people – ostensibly my speciality – was modest. (more…)

American Scripture

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It’s corny, I know, but I make a habit of reading the Declaration of Independence every July 4th. Here it is below. I’ll be traveling all day today, so everyone have a safe and happy holiday.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. (more…)