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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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Dates
First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 5/29/2020

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Posts - 2619
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Comments/entry - 1.01
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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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