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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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One way to make a million dollars would be to work for the Post Office your whole life, and save every penny of your salary. Imagine the stress of working for the Post Office for fifty years. In a startup you compress all this stress into three or four years. You do tend to get a certain bulk discount if you buy the economy-size pain, but you can't evade the fundamental conservation law. If starting a startup were easy, everyone would do it.

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

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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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