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Hirsch shoulda did his homework

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

A stab at E. D. Hirsch's misplaced criticism of John Dewey.

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e.d. hirsch, john dewey, educational debate

Some observations on smokers

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

You can't argue with people who are addicted to cigarettes.

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smokers, addiction, cigarettes, nicotein

Empty is as full as it gets

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

Humorous piece by Shawn Olson about cars, originally printed in the Columbus Messenger.

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cars gasoline, gas bill, gas tank, empty gas

Using an Object Id with JavaScript

Posted on Aug 24, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Referencing objects in JavaScript using the ID attribute.

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javascript object reference, ids, id, document.getElementById(), change image size

MySQL Arbitrary Ordering

Posted on Jul 1, 2004 | Last Updated Jan 22, 2008

Order your results in any way you choose using the CASE clause

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MySQL, CASE clause, IN clause, Arbitrary Order

The Black Curse has Arrived

Posted on Jun 13, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

The Black Curse board game has now been converted to an online JavaScript-driven web game.

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black curse, board game, javascript, shawn olson

Lady Beetles

Posted on Oct 15, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

Lady Beetles didn't swarm us this year, but next year they might!

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lady beetles, ladybugs, malasian multicolored lady beetle, malb, carnivorous insects, insect photos, adult corn root worm

Using Object Layers

Posted on Aug 9, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Tutorial on using object layers to add depth and creative possibilities to graphic projects.

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object layers, graphic design, tutorial, corel photopaint

Manipulating Element Styles Based on CSS Classes Using Prototype

Posted on Dec 3, 2009 | Last Updated Dec 21, 2012

Example javascript function to change element display properties based on their classes using the Prototype JavaScript Framework.

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javascript, prototype, css, class, className, classNames, style

A lesson in flight

Posted on May 13, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The kids and I take a crash course in flying paper airplanes--with the Ultimate Paper Airplane.

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paper airplanes, kline-fogleman airframes, ethan olson, christian pugh, aly
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