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Notes From Cali

Posted on Jul 17, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Death and Vegetables

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Misconceptions on Privacy Invasion

Posted on Jul 4, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay defending the government's right to spy on the public.

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privacy invasion, essay sociology, politics, surveillance

Photographing People

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

Tips on portrait photography and the challenges of photographing human subjects.

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how-to, shoot, portraits, photographing, people

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

Donna Olson Still Recovering

Posted on May 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna Olson is still in the hospital, recovering from stroke.

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donna olson ill, stroke, eight daze, alysa birthday

The Black Curse has Arrived

Posted on Jun 13, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

The Black Curse board game has now been converted to an online JavaScript-driven web game.

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black curse, board game, javascript, shawn olson

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

Rock Music IS Folk Art.

Posted on Dec 7, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Essay tracing path of folk music to modern rock.

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music, folk, rock

"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
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