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Orangebox Breaks Some Custom Maps

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

After Valve updated Counter-Strike Source to Orangebox, many custom maps have missing textures. Even worse, some maps now even crash CS. Here is what I did to fix de_tension.

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March 28, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 27, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Maow, the cat photo

Here are some updates about the work of Shawn Olson in the first quarter of 2009.

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March 28, 2009 Newsletter

How to get better teachers.

Posted on Jan 27, 2003 | Last Updated May 31, 2007

There is only one way to get better teachers. Pay them more.

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education, salary, money, teacher, standards

Nature and Education

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

Shawn Olson calls for more inclusion of nature in education.

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nature education, natural curiosity

November 18, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 17, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
de_tension wooden bridgewell shark cartoonde_tension wooden bridgePortrait of a jumping spiderAmbush bug extending armsHayden Holding Mantis

November 18, 2009 Newsletter with a discussion on social networking sites like Facebook. Links to latest projects.

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November 18, 2009 Newsletter

My failed faith

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

The evolution of Shawn Olson's views on faith, religion and ethics.

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apostasy of shawn olson, ethics, morality, debate

Get a Form Element's Label with JavaScript

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

This JavaScript finds the label for a form element, which is helpful for dynamically highlighting or changing a label based on user input.

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Donna Olson

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 30, 2011

Donna Olson is the mother of Shawn and Eric Olson and Faith Burson.

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Photographing People

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

Tips on portrait photography and the challenges of photographing human subjects.

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Numb Memory

Posted on Mar 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on pessimism about the future.

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poem, poetry, shawn olson
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