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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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Even on the small scale, when you look at any programming organization, the programmers with the most power and influence are the ones who can write and speak in English clearly, convincingly, and comfortably. Also it helps to be tall, but you can't do anything about that.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 2/11/2015

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Posts - 2323
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Entries/day - 0.55
Comments/entry - 1.08
Hits/day - 402

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  12:23 AM

I heard a couple of quotes recently that I liked. My friend Sarah said this the other day:

I like going to bookstores. It's like going to a party and seeing all your old friends.

And one from John, Sarah's father. It's been raining relentlessly in Seattle. His observation:

This rain is like talking to a boring person. You know you're not going to die of it, but you wish you would, just a little bit.

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