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.

The Terrible Truth About Awful Data

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Attention, attention. This is important.

I am some very good, very exciting news. And I’d like to introduce this wonderful news by telling you about a terrible problem I didn’t know existed.

A little more than a week ago, a Sloper wrote me, puzzling over a few of the earnings dates on the site. He showed me, one by one, how some of our earnings dates didn’t match with what the company itself was reporting. It was a polite, well-researched email, and he was absolutely correct.

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In Loving Memory

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In my own life, I think the three main cultural influences that saturate my personality are Star Trek (Original Series), George Carlin, and Monty Python. One of the great joys of my youth was being able to catch an episode of MPFC on PBS when it was on. My friends and I knew every sketch backwards and forwards, and I owned all the albums.

It was thus with sadness I read, moments ago, of the passing of Terry Jones. He’s the chap on the left of this photo.

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