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Donna Olson died at 55

Posted on Aug 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna Olson, my mother, died on August 4, 2003.

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donna olson died, death, donna marie olson, donna himes

Configure Half-Life 2 to use Madcatz Panther XL Joystick

Posted on Jan 9, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Madcatz Panther XL resources for playing Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2 with Panther XL on Win XP..

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panther xl resource, windows xp, joystick, steam userconfig

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

Worry Warts

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about worry, stress and humanity. Why you should stop stressing out. There's no need.

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worry, worrying, worrisome, worries, stress

MySQL Arbitrary Ordering

Posted on Jul 1, 2004 | Last Updated Jan 22, 2008

Order your results in any way you choose using the CASE clause

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MySQL, CASE clause, IN clause, Arbitrary Order

A Call for Reason

Posted on Jan 14, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay rebutting infantile attitudes of the anti-science movement.

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science, society, pseudoscience, media, politics, rush limbaugh

Disney movie titles

Posted on Jan 10, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A puzzle with Disney titles.

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The Paradox of Cultural Relativism

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

An skeptical essay on the paradox of cultural relativism when taken to an extreme. My stance is that cultural relativism is only valid in a limited scope and should not be used to justify barbaric and supertitious societies.

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cultural relativism, paradoxical relativism

Artists come a dime-a-dozen

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

The plight of artists trying to make a living in the 21st Century.

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art, plight, artists, occupation

Problems with American Freedom

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

A reaction to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, shortly after the events.

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paradox, american freedom, terrorist element
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