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Promoting Interest in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

An essay about the role teachers play in making subjects interesting, valuable and relevant to students. Prompted by an Open-House visit to Westland High School.

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education, interest

The Phantom Dollar

Posted on Sep 21, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on American debt, credit abuse and the lies of economicists and politicians.

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debt, money, credit, banks, investors

March 28, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 27, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Here are some updates about the work of Shawn Olson in the first quarter of 2009.

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March 28, 2009 Newsletter

New CS:Source Map de_tension

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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My return to mapping is official with the remake of de_tension for CS:Source. This new map includes a novel mapping technique developed by Andrew Penry and myself called Dynamic Mapping.

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cs map, custom source map, counter-strike, new, ww, ww_, wallworm

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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flex 3, VideoDisplay, black, bug, error, problem, fix

Some thoughts on learning

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

Shawn Olson criticizes the standard battle between educators promoting exclusive learning styles.

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learning styles, teaching styles

Using Object Layers

Posted on Aug 9, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Tutorial on using object layers to add depth and creative possibilities to graphic projects.

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object layers, graphic design, tutorial, corel photopaint

July 7, 2005 Newsletter

Posted on Jul 6, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

July 7, 2005 Newsletter.

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July 7, 2005 Newsletter

Color - CSS and HTML

Posted on Jul 10, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Tool for showing how to generate color using RGB values.

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rgb color tool, css, html
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