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The Great American Hoopty

Posted on Feb 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

My advice on used cars. If you can't tell... I hate cars. Their only redemption is that they offer something to talk and write about.

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american hoopty, used cars, lemmons

Pet People

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

A Chalkboard column by Shawn Olson about regulars at a pet store.

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pet owner habits, peculiarities of pet owners, pet store, pet people, anima

Perplexing Things

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 | Last Updated Jun 23, 2014

Essays on perplexing and amazing aspects of reality that are often unintuitive.

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statistics, nature, mind, math, perplex

A Trip Down Hoopty Lane

Posted on Jul 18, 2007 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

An American Hoopty adventure to fix a van that turns into a car hater's nightmare.

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car, van, automotive, repair, fix, hoopty

March 28, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 27, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Maow, the cat photo

Here are some updates about the work of Shawn Olson in the first quarter of 2009.

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March 28, 2009 Newsletter

Fix for OpenCart Error: The security header is not valid

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 | Last Updated Feb 24, 2015

A solution for the error 'The security header is not valid' in OpenCart when using PayPal Express Checkout.

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opencart, paypal express checkout

IWA comes alive in Columbus

Posted on Jan 7, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A feature on the International Wrestling Alliance in Columbus. Originally in the Messenger.

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iwa, international wrestling alliance, feature story

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

Growing Up

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

These are stories about moments in my life as I grew up.

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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
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