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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 secret to a successful life is hardly a secret; it requires you to be 

self-centered as all fuck, is all. So long as it’s not at the expense of others, make yourself the center of your universe. You only get to do this ONCE, so try to take as much stress out of the process as you can.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 9/2/2015

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  11:46 AM

Peter Cooper has some tips for reducing the size of your text by about two-thirds to substantially improve it and "make it shine."

Apropo of our previous discussion of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style.

Via Gordon Meyer.

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