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In the Wake of a Good Night's Sleep

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

A Chalboard Column by Shawn Olson on waking up.

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sleep, morning, coffee, fatigue

Creative Arts

Posted on Jul 31, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Essay on creative arts and the true value of art and creativity.

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creative arts, art, creativity

2013 in Review

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 | Last Updated Feb 26, 2014

Newsletter about 2013, including various losses in our family and other news.

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2013, loss, death, dad, dog, opportunities

Altering CSS Class Attributes with JavaScript

Posted on Jan 8, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A useful JavaScript to instantly change the style values of a CSS class property.

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alter css class attribute javascript, dynamic html, dhtml, change style on-the-fly

Using an Object Id with JavaScript

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

Referencing objects in JavaScript using the ID attribute.

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javascript object reference, ids, id, document.getElementById(), change image size

The Dreaded -1.#IND

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 5, 2015

A solution for DOT products of two normals that result in -1.#IND when passed to acos().

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maxscript, geometry, trigonometry, -1.#IND

Make JavaScript Math.random() useful

Posted on Aug 3, 2004 | Last Updated Sep 30, 2013

How to use the JavaScript Math.random function useful with round, ceiling, and floor.

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javscript, math.random, math.round, math.ceil, math.floor

Brain Maze

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Brain Maze

Maze of a human brain. Maybe you are an important thought or a tapeworm egg. Either way, find your way to the center of the brain.

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maze, brain

The Paradox of Cultural Relativism

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

An skeptical essay on the paradox of cultural relativism when taken to an extreme. My stance is that cultural relativism is only valid in a limited scope and should not be used to justify barbaric and supertitious societies.

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cultural relativism, paradoxical relativism

Worry Warts

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about worry, stress and humanity. Why you should stop stressing out. There's no need.

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worry, worrying, worrisome, worries, stress
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