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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

The knock at the door

Posted on Dec 1, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Mom used to pull pranks on us as kids... so I couldn't help pulling pranks on her too.

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prank, knock, door, string, donna olson, shawn olson, joke

The Fifty States Part Two

Posted on Jan 23, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

Part two of the 50 state word search

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word search states

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

The Sunset and Spirits

Posted on Apr 2, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A trip to a mountain top turns into a flight of irrational terror.

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north dakota sunset, spirits, fear, irrational fear, panic, ghosts, horror,

Unavoidable Night

Posted on Jan 20, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem on nihilism by Shawn Olson.

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unavoidable night, nihilism, family, life, poem, poetry

Chapter 4: Faceless Clues

Posted on Jan 26, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Investigators find a terrible scene on the wrecked Rogue 5... and a mystery threat is born.

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mask of rogue seven 7, mystery murders, science fiction, story, shawn olson

SCORPIONS UNBREAKABLE

Posted on Sep 24, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

A word search with the songs from UNBREAKABLE.

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Scorpions, unbreakable, wordsearch

MySQL Arbitrary Ordering

Posted on Jul 1, 2004 | Last Updated Jan 22, 2008

Order your results in any way you choose using the CASE clause

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MySQL, CASE clause, IN clause, Arbitrary Order

A Call for Reason

Posted on Jan 14, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay rebutting infantile attitudes of the anti-science movement.

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science, society, pseudoscience, media, politics, rush limbaugh
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