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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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Recognizing your shallowness is perhaps the most profound act of your intellectual life. It's the recognition that you're mortal, that you're busy, that you've got to survive in a cruel world, and that there's more to read, more to write, more to think about, and more to solve, than you could ever possibly manage in your lifespan.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 12/14/2018

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Posts - 2538
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  01:16 PM

One of today's chores: rearrange my office a bit to, among other things, consolidate all the computers in one place and get rid of some clutter. Basically, I take the whole system down and remove all the wires and cords so that I can start my configuration over.

While I've got things all dismantled, I decide that I should pop the covers of the boxes and vacuum out the innards. It's unbelievable how filthy it gets inside a computer (although perhaps not quite so unbelieveable around here, given how many animals I have). For that matter, it's unbelievable that computers continue to function under such a cover a dust on all their components.

After rearranging everything and re-hooking things up, time to bring the whole system back online. Everything works great except that I cannot get mikepope.com to work. Localhost works fine on the server. Hmmm. Hmmm.

Aha ... router and modem were down. I do a quick ipconfig and discover, sure enough, the server has been assigned a new IP address in the NAT config. So I need to go into router config and change port 80 forwarding to the new IP. That done, everything works again. Sheesh, there's a lot to keep track about just for moving my boxes around.

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