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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

My Schooling

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

Essays and personal accounts about my education.

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My Experience at Westland High School

How an honor-roll student can lose heart and drop out
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An overview of Shawn Olson's experience at Westland High School.

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Jack Buckingham Retires after 31 Years in SWCS

Posted on May 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Jack BuckinghamBuck and StudentsBuck TeachingBuck's Chucks

Jack Buckingham was one of my teachers at Westland High School. This is a short feature on Buck.

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My Industrial Art

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

Some unusual digital art composed from my photos and a portrait.

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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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Bob Mauk, purring his heart into his work

Posted on Jan 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Interview with wildlife artist Bob Mauk, originally printed in the Westside Messenger.

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Flash bgcolor and allowFullScreen Parameters Not Working?

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

I spent half a day trying to figure out why a Flash project suddenly stopped honoring bgcolor and allowFullScreen in IE but not other browsers.

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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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Ban the Plan-O-Gram

Posted on Oct 18, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
ban the plan-o-gram

Humorous call for the downfall of the Plan-O-Gram.

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