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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

Assassin Bug Photos

Posted on Sep 19, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
Young Assassin BugAssassin Bug and AntAssassin Bug Thistle FlowerAssassin Bug Climbing ThistleAssassin Bug Portrait

Photos and short video of assassin bugs.

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assassin bug photos, insect video

Desktops are not extinct

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 8, 2012

Editorial discussing the notion that the time of the desktop is over. I argue that the advent of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices do not preclude the value of the desktop.

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computer, productivity, mobile device, ipad

Chaos

Posted on Jan 16, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

Even chaos has a pattern. A short essay on chaos.

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chaos, philosophy, chaotic, patterns

Killing Demons

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Poems that are rooted in very negative frames of mind.

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Nuclear Fission

Posted on May 17, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Nuclear Fission

A cartoon depicting a couple fishermen discussing the marvels of modern technology and nuclear fission.

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nuclear fission, new clear fishin, fishing

Reindeer Gossip

Posted on Dec 3, 2003 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2014

Reindeer discuss the latest Christmas gossip.

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brown-nosing, reindeer, christmas cartoon

November 18, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 17, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
de_tension wooden bridgewell shark cartoonde_tension wooden bridgePortrait of a jumping spiderAmbush bug extending armsHayden Holding Mantis

November 18, 2009 Newsletter with a discussion on social networking sites like Facebook. Links to latest projects.

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November 18, 2009 Newsletter

What are Meta Tags Anyway?

Posted on Aug 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Discussion on meta tags, including their legitimate usage, abuse and misunderstanding.

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meta tags, keywords, description, internet, seo, search engine optimization

Web Statistics

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

A brief introduction to understanding website statistics, including a discussion of visits, hits and other topics to be aware of.

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website, stats, statistics, logs, analyze, traffic, visits, hits
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