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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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  03:12 PM

When my bluetooth thing runs out of juice and gets tired, it turns red. Does that make it a redtooth device?

Duke Energy to invest in mini solar power plants. Can you put solar panels on a lot of houses and generate the same energy that a power plant can?

What if I accidentally zapped someone with my stun gun? Not a problem I've personally had as yet, but just in case.

Photo Essay: North Korean Propaganda Posters. A different view of American imperialist running dogs. Tho this one is my favorite:


With the (supposed) caption "Let’s extensively raise goats in all families!" [via ... I forget]

Self-destructing emails. Write a note that is destroyed as soon as the recipient reads it. You write a note on privnote.com and send the recipient a link. As soon as they hit the site, the note is displayed and then destroyed. ('lessn they copy it, oh). I'm going to have to think of something to write that needs that kind of safety.

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