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A Little About John Dalmas

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 | Last Updated Jun 16, 2017
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A short overview of the life of my friend John Dalmas.

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The Hurry-Stop Syndrome

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

This editorial was the last Chalkboard editorial Shawn Olson wrote for the Columbus Messenger.

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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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MP4 files in Flex VideoDisplay

Posted on Jan 8, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Here is a solution to your problem if you are building an application in Flex 3 that uses the VideoDisplay component and the results fail to work in Internet Explorer and Chrome but mysteriously work in Firefox.

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June 22, 2008 Newsletter

Posted on Jun 21, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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June 22, 2008 Newsletter with photos of Hayden, Harvestmen and a physics cartoon.

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June 22, 2008 Newsletter

Education in the Digital Age

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 | Last Updated Feb 16, 2017

Essay on education in the modern digital age.

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A Day at the Dentist

Posted on Nov 25, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A weird and horrific story about a trip to the dentist gone wrong.

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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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Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
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My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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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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