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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 software product cycle is a little like a pregnancy I suppose. The first few months are easy, even enjoyable. The last few weeks are mostly discomfort and pain. But then, the product is finally "born", and the world suddenly seems to make sense again.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 2/7/2016

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Posts - 2358
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Comments/entry - 1.07
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Gretchen Ledgard, a senior recruiter-type person at Microsoft, blogs about how to handle a phone interview, including a juicy lists of faux pas. Here's a tip from Gretchen: don't pee during your phone interview. Apparently it's happened ...

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