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.

Seek and Ye Shall Find

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I’ve got a terrific new feature on Slope to announce.

Whenever we create a new product or feature, there is sometimes a “chicken and egg” problem. The recent introduction of the ability to share study sets is a perfect example of this.

In this instance, the feature is only really useful if a lot of people have contributed their study lists to it, and since I was the only one who had done so (by definition), I had to pretty much beg, plead, and cajole people into doing so until a few people, God bless ’em, finally stepped up to the plate.


Enough with Drop

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Time for me to bellyache about one of those things that just gets on my nerves. I’m sort of like a younger Andy Rooney, except less dead.

It’s the word “drop”. For the past few years, it has been appearing more and more frequently as a substitute for the word “release”. In the old days, an album was “released” or maybe “hit the stores”. Now…….it’s “dropped”. It’s just another example of white culture “borrowing” something from black culture in an attempt to be cool, because although I haven’t studied the etymology of this thing, I believe “drop” was the parlance of the hip-hop or rap world when it came to music being released.

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