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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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Blog Statistics

Dates
First entry - 6/20/2003
Most recent entry - 5/22/2018

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Posts - 2498
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Hits - 2,049,092

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Entries/day - 0.46
Comments/entry - 1.03
Hits/day - 376

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  10:57 AM

Quiz of the day. In a 2-digit prime number of days (as of last night), on a prime number day, I will achieve a prime number age. My first presidential vote was for Carter (who lost). What age will I be? What possible days could be my birthday?

Nurture baby collaborations in their nest. (video) One of the weirder (in a good way) recruitment videos you'll ever see from Microsoft, I would venture. Featuring Roy, the Job Opportunities Cowboy. "Milk, milk, milk, milk-milk, milk-milk." For more such, click the msft cracks me up tag.

Be my Support Group. Erik Sink was trying to post a comment to a Wordpress blog and something went awry. Rather than retype it ("The text I wrote was perfect. I probably won't be able to remember it just the way it was."), he spends two hours recovering the text that he knows is somewhere out there in limbo. It was a pretty geeky solution to the problem. His question: what have you done that's that geeky?

Cheeseburger in a Can. You read right. [via Friend Steve]

Wife Carrying World Championships at Sonkajärvi. I never even heard about the regionals. Note that there are individual and team competitions.

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