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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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Blog Statistics

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 3/10/2017

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Posts - 2420
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Entries/day - 0.48
Comments/entry - 1.05
Hits/day - 385

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  08:29 AM

Not along ago I got an HTC HD7 phone, for which I wanted a resilient case of some sort. I ended up with a PowerSkin case that is protective and that also includes a battery. Clever idea.

Whilst perusing the box, I noticed the following clarification. Really? Someone is confused about this?

PowerSkin packaging that includes the note '(phone not included)'


More dubious guidance: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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