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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 - 6/14/2019

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Posts - 2564
Comments - 2614
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Entries/day - 0.44
Comments/entry - 1.02
Hits/day - 368

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  11:33 AM

We moved the kids' computers into their own rooms, leaving me the "bonus room" to myself. Sarah calls it my "man cave."

Fake popup study sadly confirms most users are idiots. No surprise, really -- when you're trying to secure a computer, by the far the biggest vulnerability is the users. [via comments on a blog]

'I Can Has Cheezburger' book missing online vibrancy. File under Dumb Review Of The Week. I had to check whether this was The Onion, truly.

Better cents? The penny gets a makeover. The US Mint is creating some new designs for the penny. Did you know that? Not me. Here's something interesting: "Nowadays the penny contains mostly zinc; it's only 2.5% copper." Accompanied by the oft-raised question about whether it's time to retire our one-cent coin.

How to Open Rigid Plastic Clamshell Packages Safely. Hey, it's the cure for wrap rage!

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