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Printable Dots Sheets for Children
Posted on Dec 6, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 6, 2012

Printable Dots game. Also includes instructions on playing this classic pen-and-paper game.

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dots, game, printable, instructions

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

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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forums, online forums, social media, necroposting, flame wars, noobs, fanboy

Eightdaze opens for W.A.S.P.

Posted on Aug 17, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011
rock band photo eightdazerock band photo eightdazerock band photo eightdazerock band photo eightdaze

Eightdaze opened for W.A.S.P. at the Newport Music Hall on August 15, 2004.

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eightdaze newport concert photos, wasp

My Work History

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

Humorous accounts of my work history as a jack-of-all-trades.

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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

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

Creating a Tileable Texture from a Photo

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2011

Steps on making a tileable texture from a photo inside 3ds Max. Includes step-by-step instructions along with a video tutorial.

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tile, tileable, seamless, texture, photo, bitmap, 3ds max, viewport canvas

Creatures in 2011

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 | Last Updated Dec 5, 2011
Blanchard's Cricket FrogLarge Blue DragonflyDead Assassin BugFly on BranchSpider in Web with fangsSwamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle

Photos of various creatures I took in 2011, including the Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle, flies, a dragonfly and the Blanchard's Cricket Frog.

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insects, animals, frog, wildlife, photos, blanchard's cricket frog, dragonfly
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