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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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Of course, the real problem with software development is the users. It's unbelievable. They've caused problems with every program I've ever written.

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Blog Statistics

Dates
First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 3/22/2019

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Posts - 2551
Comments - 2605
Hits - 2,128,209

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Entries/day - 0.44
Comments/entry - 1.02
Hits/day - 370

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  11:09 AM

A slight pecularity of our work is that the company has no official holidays between New Year's Day and Memorial Day. I mean, how are we going to celebrate National President's Day Sale if we have to go to work?

Let Me Save You $40: Here’s How to Be Happy. A kind of "eat less, exercise more" (ie, common sense) version of how to improve your life. It leads off with this attention-getting advice: "1. Stop Being a Dick" [via ... I forget, sorry]

Customer review. Amazon reviews for the BiC Kugelschreiber Cristal. [via Colleague Alec]

Guitar Rising. Guitar Hero that teaches you to play for real. Note that you have to go to the product site to see the demo video. I must say, I'm kinda tempted. [via Son Zack]

James Bond fanatic creates underwater car. "Sadly, those taken by the sQuba may never be able to get their hands on it as there are no plans to put it into production."



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