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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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The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back. The brain has shut down. The flesh begins to soften. Nothing much new happens, and nothing is expected of you.

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Dates
First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 11/16/2018

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Posts - 2532
Comments - 2584
Hits - 2,096,533

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Entries/day - 0.45
Comments/entry - 1.02
Hits/day - 373

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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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