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2013 in Review

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2021

Newsletter about 2013, including various losses in our family and other news.

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2013, loss, death, dad, dog, opportunities

Perplexing Things

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 | Last Updated Jun 23, 2014

Essays on perplexing and amazing aspects of reality that are often unintuitive.

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statistics, nature, mind, math, perplex

Infinity, for the Mind and Body

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 | Last Updated Mar 26, 2020

A short discussion on infinities.

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infinite, infinity

A Balogna Syndrome

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2014

A cartoon of a bull chronically depressed due to an unfortunate pun in his name.

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bull, onee, balogna, cartoon

Boycott Adobe

It's Time for Artists to Send a Message
Posted on Nov 5, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 31, 2015

Critical discussion on software companies fleecing artists and consumers.

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software, fleecing, boycott, rental, lease, buy

Wall Worm Auto Material

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 | Last Updated Oct 23, 2020

Wall Worm Auto Material is a 3ds Max script that automatically applies materials to newly created objects in 3ds Max.

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3ds max, maxscript, material

PHP Traits for Implementing Interfaces

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

PHP 5.4 introduced traits. Traits are in many ways like code-assisted copy and paste. They are ways to mix code into a class without inheritance. But what are they good for? When should they be used?

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PHP 5.4, trait, interface, abstract, oop

Colorful Insect Photos

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 30, 2013

Some colorful insect photos.

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insects

Saying Goodbye to Dad

Newsletter, July 27, 2013
Posted on Jul 27, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2013

Shawn Olson's Newsletter, July 27, 2013. News about my father's death.

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newsletter, don, olson, death, family

This Art is Alive

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 24, 2013

Poem about the nature of human interactions. We all want to impose ourselves, visions and beliefs onto others. But it is always a give-and-take adventure.

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communication, interaction, human, relations, relationship, paradigm, control
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