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.

Cavium Breakout

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Cavium, Inc. (CAVM) – after a strong bullish trend in 2014, the stock has been trading sideways for most of the year but in the last 30 days with market recovery stock established new up trend and has been consolidating in a bullish pennant formation above key moving averages (20MA, 50MA, 200 MA). Breakout above triple top (technical resistance) at 74 area could start short term momentum with target in 80 area but could be also sign of a new medium term bullish trend. Initial stop for protection is set below 20MA in a 68 area.

cavmSinisa Persic, CMT –

Worst. Product. Ever.

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OK, it’s time for me to channel my inner Andy Rooney.

A few minutes ago, my wife pointed out one of the small clear doors in her closet was askew. It didn’t line up with the other door, and it was because the hinge wasn’t quite connect properly to the side of the shelf.

Now, I should know better by now – – I really should – – but I thought to myself, “if some kind of, oh, I don’t know, super glue could hold that in place, the problem would be solved. ” So I went down to the garage, got one of the many, many, many little tubes of super-glue (AKA Krazy Glue) I’ve bought in my lifetime, went into her closet, squeezed out a few drops, held it in place, and waited.

When I released the small acrylic door, sure enough, it simply drooped like before. I might as well have put a few drops of water in there.

And then, for the 500th time in my life, I realized: super glue doesn’t work. At all.

How they’ve been able to build a multi-decade, multi-million dollar industry out of something which, in my entire life, hasn’t worked even ONCE, is beyond me. Well, that’s not quite true. The “super glue” type products do excel at one thing: fusing fingertips together. At that, it’s unsurpassed.

It’s all in the power of marketing, I suppose. Suffice it to say that my cordless drill and a well-chosen screw took care of the problem permanently. Super. Glue. Sucks.