Your host: Mike Pope from Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. My interests, as you can see
from this blog, have included ASP.NET and related Microsoft Web technologies, reading,
home improvement, various kinds of music, software, writing, and editing. I'm interested
both personally and professionally in languages. I've studied German and Spanish,
and for fun I have a separate blog devoted to
evolving English. I am a perpetual guitar student. (I've been a first-year
beginner for many years now, to quote a fellow student.) I ride a Honda Shadow Phantom (750cc).
I'm a technical editor and technical writer. Until July 2012, I worked at Microsoft
in the the Developer Division, specifically in the ASP.NET group. Since August 2012
I've worked at Amazon Web Services—that is, Amazon's cloud division. (You
can see more about me in my
LinkedIn profile.) Please see my disclaimer.
I occasionally teach classes at Bellevue College in their
Technical Writing certification program. This includes classes in editing,
using Microsoft Word, and blogging. I also contribute
columns on language to the VisualThesaurus site.
About this blog
I created this blog not only to have a place to journal about whatever manner of
topics, but as an exercise in working with
ASP.NET and the original (2002) version of
Web Matrix. The code was written in Visual Basic. It is way, way overdue
for a rewrite using a more recent version of ASP.NET.
Real Soon Now.