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The animalism of our species

Posted on Sep 28, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Response to the Eugene Armstrong beheading. Humans are not as civilized as we presume; we are sometimes more barbaric than animals.

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eugene armstrong, beheading, terrorists, terrorism, human nature, war, barbarism

Shawn Olson maps featured on CS Nation

Posted on Jan 18, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

CS Nation, a leading Counter-Strike community, has featured information about some of my maps.

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counter-strike, news, feature

What if We Ran from Iran

Posted on Nov 21, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

A warning about impending war with Iranian fanatacism.

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iran, war, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, middle east, terrorism

New CS:Source Map de_tension

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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My return to mapping is official with the remake of de_tension for CS:Source. This new map includes a novel mapping technique developed by Andrew Penry and myself called Dynamic Mapping.

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cs map, custom source map, counter-strike, new, ww, ww_, wallworm

Google Page Rank Woes

Posted on Oct 27, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Google has sliced and diced the page rank of many websites, including this one.

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page rank, google, change, cuts, october 2007

Monty Hall Game

Posted on Aug 2, 2004 | Last Updated Feb 6, 2014

Example of the workings of the Monty Hall Game paradox.

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monty hall game, statistical analysis, statistics

Clean Sweep

A look at the dirty business of keeping our neighborhoods clean
Posted on Jan 21, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

An overview of the history and services of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).

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swaco, solid waste authority of central ohio, mike long, rick dodge, conservation, environment

De_Mayan_Stonehenge Custom Counter-Strike Map

Posted on Dec 7, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Enlarged version of de_stonehenge, a custom CS 1.6 map by Shawn Olson.

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de_mayan_stonehenge, custom, cs map, stonehenge

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

Privacy Policy: Another Look

Posted on Aug 22, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay on our right to privacy and government spying.

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privacy rights, right, spying government
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