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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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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 1/18/2019

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Posts - 2543
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Comments/entry - 1.02
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  02:32 AM

Randomer than the normal randomness.

Word 2003 to Word 2007 interactive command reference guide. Flash-based tool to help you find Word 2003 commands in Word 2007. There's a Web version, or you can download and install.[1]

26 Key Innovations of the Last 20 Years. It's always arguable what should (and shouldn't) be on a list like this. But it's interesting to review the kinds of changes that we've seen in even the recent past.

passive aggresive notes. Sort of like postsecret. Except for notes. That other people wrote. When they were mad. "You know who you are!"

Cheap Wine. The economic benefits of inexpertise. "Do not let yourself become a wine expert who can tell the difference between cheap and expensive wines. When it comes to your pocketbook and wine, ignorance is bliss." [via jeff atwood]

The Periodic Table of Videos. Videos from U Nottingham (UK) illustrating elements. Not all are there, but lots. [via jason kottke]


[1] I'm awful late with Office 2007 stuff, I realize.

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