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Hole in my Heel

Posted on Jan 27, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

The story of how I survived a wound that killed legendary Achilles.

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achilles heel, severed tendon

December 10, 2004 Newsletter

Posted on Dec 9, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

December 10, 2004 Newsletter. Darrell Abbott was killed in our town this week.

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december 10 newsletter, alrosa villa, darrell abbott

Setting bits and flags in PHP

Posted on Feb 25, 2004 | Last Updated Jul 22, 2009

A function for setting bits regardless of current state.

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PHP, bitwise, flags

Google's Dewey Update

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Some thoughts on the latest upheaval to the search engine world and the so-called Dewey Update.

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google, dewey update

Trouble on SMO.net

Posted on May 29, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Productive and aggravating week.

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shawn olson newsletter, May 2003

Adults shoot kids with paintball gun

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

On Nov 10-11, 2002, adults fired paintballs at neighborhood kids from 237 Fremont Court.

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paintball shootings, chris fat lip, chris face shot

The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web

The nature of apathy

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

To be apathetic is to invite entropy, says Olson. How do we deal with it?

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apathy, entropy, progress, decay

My feelings on God

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

My personal views on God.

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agnostic, agnosticism, atheism, god, religion debate

America’s New War

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

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

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terrorism, america's new war
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