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A Yahoo Speaks Out

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.

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yahooism, censorship, prudish critics

Renaissance Man

Posted on Mar 17, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay on the extinction of the Renaissance Man or polymath in human history.

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renaissance man, polymath, society, knowledge

Hole in my Heel

Posted on Jan 27, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

The story of how I survived a wound that killed legendary Achilles.

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achilles heel, severed tendon

Free World

Posted on Dec 16, 2002 | Last Updated May 17, 2006

The First Installment of Free World.

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Free World

Reading Problems

Posted on Sep 14, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

Common reading problems.

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reading problems

Unicode Data with PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1

Posted on Nov 11, 2004 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Internationalization is simple with a litlle advanced preparation.

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Unicode, PHP, MySQL

Return to Norton Middle School

Posted on Apr 4, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Short essay recounting a day I spent at Norton Middle School with Gary Sigrist.

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school

Jack Buckingham Retires after 31 Years in SWCS

Posted on May 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Jack BuckinghamBuck and StudentsBuck TeachingBuck's Chucks

Jack Buckingham was one of my teachers at Westland High School. This is a short feature on Buck.

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buckingham, buck, westland, high school, whs

Notes From Cali

Posted on Sep 10, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Kayaking a Sport... Yeah Right

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