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A Comparison of two major dynamic web platforms (LAMP vs. WISA)

Posted on May 11, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Dynamic web sites are powered by web technologies. What do these technologies do and which is best?

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LAMP, WISA, PHP, ASP, dynamic, web programming, MySQL

Flash bgcolor and allowFullScreen Parameters Not Working?

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

I spent half a day trying to figure out why a Flash project suddenly stopped honoring bgcolor and allowFullScreen in IE but not other browsers.

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flash, actionscript, allowFullScreen, bgcolor

The Answers You Seek

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

A poem on confusion.

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confusion, answers, poetry

Fish Bait

Posted on Jan 26, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Sometimes you want something so bad that it starts wanting you too. Cartoon of a fisherman who realizes the fish are also "fishing".

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fish bait cartoon, fishing, boat, fisherman, shawn olson

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

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

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

Software Activation, Licensing and Piracy

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 | Last Updated May 15, 2013

The problem with software activation systems in the Internet Age and the inflated claims that piracy costs billions of dollars a year.

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software, piracy, activation, license, internet, society, business

Jack Buckingham Retires after 31 Years in SWCS

Posted on May 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Jack Buckingham was one of my teachers at Westland High School. This is a short feature on Buck.

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Subjects in the Classroom and Life

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

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education
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