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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

Minolta Dimage 7 Power Problem Solved

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

When your Minolta Dimage 7 turns off randomly, try scrubbing its battery contacts with a pencil.

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minolta dimage 7, power outtage, battery problem, turns off randomly

Search Engine Optimization

Posted on Jan 10, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Search engine optimization that can be done in-house, as well as advice for higher rankings.

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search engine optimization, seo

Going bald like a man

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

An amusing editorial by Shawn Olson, originally published as a Chalkboard column in the Messenger.

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male pattern baldness, bald humor, hair loss

Crazy Neighbor

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 9, 2016
Dana and the Skunkhayden and skunkchild plays with skunkdana carries skunkskunk

A little story about a crazy neighbor.

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neighbors, skunks, pole cat

Forum Etiquette in the 21st Century

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A short discussion on using online forums. Why I concluded that participation in forums should be limited.

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forums, online forums, social media, necroposting, flame wars, noobs, fanboy

Understanding Statistics

Posted on Aug 7, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

New tool to demonstrate how the range of answers affects the probability that a correct answer will be randomly guessed.

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statistics, probability

Ambitions and Weekends

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on being self-aware and realizing that the human psyche has some hardwired contradictions and paradoxes.

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human, self-aware

The nature of apathy

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

To be apathetic is to invite entropy, says Olson. How do we deal with it?

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apathy, entropy, progress, decay

How do I contact Shawn Olson?

Posted on Jan 16, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

You can contact Shawn Olson by using the MAIL link at the bottom of every page on the site.

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contact information, contact info, email
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