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.

Holy Lord, Better Labels

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The Labels featured, introduced very recently, has become a favorite element of the SlopeCharts product. I am pleased to let you know of two more time-saving improvements.

First of all, when you are using the Rapid Labels function, you may find that you want to use a label that doesn’t exist yet. In this case, you would have had to (1) leave Rapid Labels (2) gone into the Labels Editor (3) added the new label (4) left the Labels Editor (5) gone back into Rapid Labels (6) scroll down and find out where you left off (7) add the just-created label.

Pain in the ass, right?

Not anymore. You want a new label? Just type it in! Not only is it created instantly, but it is applied to your current symbol.

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Sunday Funnies

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During my “rat-killing” on Saturday, I stumbled upon a large metal chest in the garage filled with old photos, keepsakes, love letters, and clippings. One item was something I had totally forgotten – – back in the 1980s, I actually found myself rendered in the newspaper’s Sunday comics. They got my town wrong (I never lived in Sacramento), but, yeah, this is pretty much me as a kid otherwise: