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The Blue Van

Posted on Mar 22, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The Blue Van produced scorn from bystanders, but was a superb piece of machinery.

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blue van humor Shawn Olson

Crazy World

Posted on Aug 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Essay on the turmoil of our world today and the current trend of escalating hatred, nationalism and xenophobia.

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xenophobia, nationalism, hatred, crazy world, political essay, society

Insurance Fraud: The True Story

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 10, 2014

While lawmakers are worried about prosecuting insurance fraud, are they looking in the right places?

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insurance fraud, insurance companies, corporate charlatans

Importing Methods from an unrelated Class in PHP5

Posted on Feb 27, 2005 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Sometimes you need to steal a method from an unrelated class without becoming a child. Here's how.

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PHP5, Class, method, import

Cyber Trial Lawyer or Cyber Bully?

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

I just got an email draft of a lawsuit against me for $7 Million dollars.

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law suit, manchester who's who, cyber trial lawyer

The Sweeper that Sucks

Posted on Jun 18, 2003 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

What happens when someone tried to sell a sweeper to a tightwad asshole for $1600.

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kirby sale, sweeper sales pitch, charlatans

The Barack Obama Presidency

Posted on Nov 15, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Some observations on American politics and culture in the wake of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States of America.

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barack obama, america, president, barrack

"Leftover" Philly Cheese Steak

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 | Last Updated May 17, 2006

The Leftover Chef shows you what to do with leftover steak.

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steak, cheesesteak

Voting with the ego.

Posted on Oct 13, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Egoism may not be popular, but it's what's getting my vote.

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Voting, Egoism, Kerry, Bush

Some thoughts on learning

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

Shawn Olson criticizes the standard battle between educators promoting exclusive learning styles.

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learning styles, teaching styles
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