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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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The more writers you meet, the more you think that writers are cranks, weirdos, no-hopers waiting to get invited out to dinner. As a group, writers are not big, powerful people. They look it, perhaps, because of their books, but who are they? I have great regard for them, but the average person doesn't give a shit one way or the other.

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

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  04:20 PM

Another instance where documentation is used to fix a design flaw:

Presumably one person too many was surprised to discover the door wasn't actually locked ...

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