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Over the course of writing thousands and thousands of posts on this blog (personally, about 15,000, although Slope itself has well in excess of 20,000), I take a certain amount of liberty with the topics I choose. By no means are all my posts related to charts or trading. Sometimes I talk about personal (but not too personal) stuff. This will be one of those posts.
This is just an off-the-cuff musing about how much the process of applying to colleges has changed since I was in high school. The reason this is on my mind is that my oldest child is enter the “hot zone” spanning end-of-Junior and start-of-Senior year during which applying to schools becomes a full-time occupation. I suspect I’ll be doing other posts about this adventure as the year wears on.
To set a baseline, I’ll share my experience from when I went through this. It won’t take long, because there wasn’t much to it. There were no consultants. There were no books I read. There were no seminars or college visits or any help at all from my parents. I didn’t do any prep classes, and I received no counseling from the school at all. All I did was take the SAT test, did a desultory job of filling out a few applications……….and I got into Princeton and Brown. (more…)
Suspicious fellow that I am, I’m afraid of even mentioning this, since I’m afraid to “jinx” the situation. However, waking up this morning and looking at our systems monitor, I am breathing a sigh of relief that, so far, things are silky smooth on the new site. What a sharp contrast to the blow-ups and explosions yesterday (see arrows). The real test is coming in the next hour (I am typing this before the open), when big traffic hits.
Seriously, I think I’ve aged five years in the past three days, but – – like the Beatles sang – – it’s getting better all the time. And I seriously hope people are enjoying the new site and its spiffy features. (more…)
I guess I shouldn’t complain about making a profit. And it’s a hell of a good profit, considering how the day turned out, and considering how I am literally my portfolio is literally 235% short. However, my profit was FOUR TIMES LARGER before this stupid crap happened on the ES: