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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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Some innocent people are under the impression that writers prepare their manuscripts correctly, as the articles appear in the paper. Not so, my son. In many cases, if an article should appear as originally written, the author would refuse to father it and never make another effort. But they must be encouraged, and so their productions are trimmed up in the office and made presentable.

Unknown, as printed in the Arizona Daily Star, May 21, 1882



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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 12/8/2017

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  08:44 PM

Moved the track lights to the center of the kitchen. That seems to work well. Today I put in a dimmer switch as well in case we decide they're too intense. I've also installed some under-cabinet lights. The switch is in and the wire has been run up to the attic. All I need, in theory, is another hour to put the wiring together with the power. I'd like to do that tonight still, so I can see what the lights look like, you know, at night.



At the supermarket yesterday, a young woman was spinning a toddler around in a grocery cart, and the toddler was shrieking with delight. The checker said to me "Wouldn't it be great to be that giddy?"

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