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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 - 1/15/2018

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Posts - 2475
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Entries/day - 0.47
Comments/entry - 1.04
Hits/day - 379

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Brought to you today by Chrome, the browser. As in, that's what I'm typing in. Does it look cleaner to you?

Best geek tattoos. Slideshow. More linked in the comments.

Why Is the Internet So Infuriatingly Slow? "Plus, two horrible things your internet service provider wants to do to make it speedier."

How to Cheat at Everything."It's an amazing paradox--a con man has incredible emotional insight, but without the burden of compassion. He must take an intense interest in other people, complete strangers, and work to understand them, yet remain detached and uninvested. That the plan is to cheat these people and ultimately confirm many of their fears cannot be of concern."

Selfish driving causes everyone to pay the Price of Anarchy Some empirical work to back the theory that shortcuts on the road don't necessarily get you there faster. If this interests you, click the link for Braess's Paradox.

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