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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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Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.

— Thomas Szasz



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Dates
First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 5/20/2016

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Posts - 2382
Comments - 2536
Hits - 1,846,550

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Entries/day - 0.51
Comments/entry - 1.06
Hits/day - 392

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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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