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The Life of Clarence Himes

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

A biography of Clarence Himes by his grandson Shawn Olson.

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clarence himes, grandpa, biography

Setting bits and flags in PHP

Posted on Feb 25, 2004 | Last Updated Jul 22, 2009

A function for setting bits regardless of current state.

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PHP, bitwise, flags

Google's Dewey Update

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

Some thoughts on the latest upheaval to the search engine world and the so-called Dewey Update.

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google, dewey update

Observation on Trust in Society

Posted on Dec 10, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about trust in personal lives, culture and global civilization.

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trust, trusting, trustworthy, trustworthiness

Do Not Call - Seriously

Posted on Oct 8, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

When the Do Not Call registry went into effect, telemarketing should have listened.

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do not call registry, telemarketer, telemarketing, free speech

Reading Problems

Posted on Sep 14, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

Common reading problems.

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reading problems

Why I believe in free will

Posted on Sep 1, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Why a skeptic believes in free will.

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free will, metaphysics, belief

The Marv Albert Rule

Posted on Jul 23, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Anything is Possible

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Marv Albert

Trouble on SMO.net

Posted on May 29, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Productive and aggravating week.

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shawn olson newsletter, May 2003

The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web
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