Welp, a certain medical practitioner has kicked my ass right over the goalposts:(more…)
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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.
Well, another holiday is approaching, which means one thing: Marissa Mayer is totally changing the decorations in her front yard and, most visibly, is repurposing the funeral home she owns (a block away from her house, closer to mine) as well. If you weren’t accustomed to it, you’d be as confused as my dogs were this morning.(more…)
This is kind of amusing/interesting. One of the hottest meme stocks around, Palantir, was principally funded by Peter Thiel. He dumped about 25 million shares on September 30 and October 1st, where the arrow is marked. As you can see, the stock was worth three times that much just the month following (in other words, half a billion dollars of profits later). He’s still got billions of bucks, but it just goes to show one shouldn’t read too much into insider sales information.
Let’s start off with an image of the Stanford Shopping Center in the before-time: nothing but blue sky, new buildings, and lots of people:(more…)