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Me, Myself & Mr PC

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

Unpublished piece on personal computers by Shawn Olson.

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personal computers, evolving technology

The other end of life

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

An emotional editorial by Shawn Olson about old age originally printed in the Messenger.

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life and death, old age, nursing home, grandpa olson, grandpa himes, solitu

PHP Traits for Implementing Interfaces

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

PHP 5.4 introduced traits. Traits are in many ways like code-assisted copy and paste. They are ways to mix code into a class without inheritance. But what are they good for? When should they be used?

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PHP 5.4, trait, interface, abstract, oop

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

Educational Inflation

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

A critique of the value of educational diplomas.

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high school diploma, college graduation, intellectual certification, educat

Misty Morning

Posted on Jan 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Misty Morning

Misty Morning is a computer painted scene of a large lake with islands and distant mountains along the horizon.

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misty, morning, mountains, water, fog, haze, art, painging, digital, corel

Reviewing the Slate

Posted on Feb 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Review of Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate and the common notion that we are all born without predispositions.

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blank slate, human nature, steven pinker, cultural relativism, feminism, brain, psychology

Politics from the Porch

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

People wonder what the value of politics is. Inclusion in history, that's the value.

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local politics

Steam and Internet Explorer 7

Posted on Jul 3, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

There is a bug in IE7 that sometimes won't let you connect to your favorite servers in Steam games like Counter-Strike.

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cs server, steam, IE7 bug, Internet Explorer 7 beta

SwfObject JavaScript Error in IE7

Posted on Nov 25, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 26, 2008

IE7 has a JavaScript Error when using the swfobject.js method if you do not give the containing object element an ID.

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swfobject, javascript, ie7, ie 7, internet explorer 7
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