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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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In this day and age, it seems, an injunction against splitting infinitives is one of those shibboleths whose only reason for survival is to give increased meaning to the lives of those who can both identify by name a discrete grammatical, syntactic, or orthographic entity and notice when that entity has been somehow besmirched.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 1/15/2018

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Posts - 2475
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Comments/entry - 1.04
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  09:53 AM

For those who can't master Getting Things Done, someone should devise a system called Getting Things Written Down. And for those who can't do that, a program called Getting Your Hands On A Pencil. As they say, focus on the next physical action that's required. Look for a seminar coming to your town soon. Assuming you remember to write this down. After you find a pencil.

World's Smallest Political Quiz. Given the paucity of choices on which to vote, it would seem to be For Amusement Value only, dunno. Anyway, it pegged me right, fwiw. [via grow-a-brain]

How and Why to Power Nap. Don't even get me started on how screwed up the American attitude is toward naps. Even this article refers to "the lazy man's nap."

21 Critical Life Lessons You Didn’t Learn in School. This is always an interesting topic to think about. We were talking recently about how in high school curricula of yore, Home Economics actually taught you (well, in those days, only girls) some fundamentals about running a household. Whatever passes for HomeEc these days seems not to deal with anything as useful as that. Blah, blah, I blather. [via grow-a-brain]

Hack Attack: More on mouseless navigation. Mouser, a script that lets you mouse around from the keyboard. Haven't tried it yet.

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