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.

I Didn’t Ask For This

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Just over a week ago, I did a post called One Hundred Thousand in which I woefully recounted my crypto journey from a starting point of $80,000 up to $89,000, down to $79,000, up to $99,000, and then down to $91,000 again.

Well, it’s worse. And I’d like to talk about that, and I’d like to share why I have – – once again!! – – decided to step aside for the moment from crypto-land. Let’s start with this chart of Ethereum in recent days (I am typing this on late Friday night).

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It’s All About the Phone

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In January 2007, fourteen very, very long years ago, Steve Jobs announced that the company he co-founded would be dropping the word “Computer” from its name. It changed from Apple Computer, Inc., the company that had been incorporated thirty years earlier, to simply Apple, Inc. It’s clear that this was the right move, considering how relatively small computers have become to the company:

Infographic: Apple's Incredible 21st Century Growth | Statista (more…)

Mousepad Artifact

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Well this is kind of amusing. I was in a UPS store, and I noticed they had a very unusual mousepad:

I picked it up and looked at it. I didn’t recognize it, but it was ProphetCharts, and the Fibonacci fan lines were unmistakable – – this was absolutely something I must have created 15 years ago. Plus the smirking remark. Pretty cool to stumble upon something in general society that I made and didn’t even remember!

One Hundred Thousand

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There are times when people have shared with me screen shots of their balance page from their brokerage or crypto accounts. I didn’t ask to see it, but there it is, like an unexpected dick pic. This isn’t the kind of thing I normally do, since I consider it absolutely gauche, but I’m going to make an exception for a special reason. This is regarding my own crypto account, and I’m going to start off with this chart of my equity:

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