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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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It is a right, which all free men claim, that they are entitled to complain when they are hurt. They have a right publicly to remonstrate against the abuses of power in the strongest terms, to put their neighbors upon their guard against the craft or open violence of men in authority, and to assert with courage the sense they have of the blessings of liberty, the value they put upon it, and their resolution at all hazards to preserve it.

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Dates
First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 12/23/2020

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Posts - 2630
Comments - 2638
Hits - 2,338,243

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Entries/day - 0.41
Comments/entry - 1.00
Hits/day - 365

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Happy Birthday, Sarah!

The Things He Carried. "Suspicious that the measures put in place after the attacks of September 11 to prevent further such attacks are almost entirely for show -- security theater is the term of art -- I have for some time now been testing, in modest ways, their effectiveness." [via Jeff Atwood]

It's not a compliment. Join wishydig as he hunts for a suitable definition for twittad, a connotative trainwreck of a name that was (apparently) coined in seriousness.

Curiouser and curiouser. Dioramas on a different scale. [via Daughter Sabrina]


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Six Apart CEO: Down Economy Boosts Blogging. Here's the logic: "[...] a bad economy will probably lead to an overall uptick in blogging, Alden says. 'When you don't know where else to invest," he explains, "you invest in yourself.' [...] When you get laid off or your company goes under, it's a good time to build your personal brand by blogging."

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