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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 35 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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I think one metaphor accurately reflects the way software is built in the real world: flail around randomly and pray you succeed by force of pure dumb luck. Sometimes it even works. Not very often, but just enough to confuse people who should know better into thinking they're smart, when what they really were is lucky.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 6/2/2024

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  10:33 PM

From the instructions for the Kill A Watt EZ electric-power usage meter:



[categories]   [tags] instructions, how-to, procedures, documentation

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