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January, 2011 Newsletter

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2013
Brain MazeSanta's Meal to Slay For

Newsletter from Shawn Olson on January 10, 2011.

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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

Get a Form Element's Label with JavaScript

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

This JavaScript finds the label for a form element, which is helpful for dynamically highlighting or changing a label based on user input.

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March 7, 2008 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 6, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Amazing Challenge PromoMisty MorningRyan Cox

March 7, 2008 Newsletter, including information about recent web development by Shawn Olson. Links to projects and friend sites.

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March 7, 2008 Newsletter

Role Playing Games

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

The fear of role playing games is ridiculous. Many people think that role playing is evil. I think it is a great outlet that can encourage kids to think and analyze and be creative.

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role playing games, dungeons and dragons

How can I help fund the Shawn Olson Creative Arts?

Posted on Jul 18, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

You can help fund Shawn Olson by spreading the word, adding links, or donating.

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Desktops are not extinct

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 8, 2012

Editorial discussing the notion that the time of the desktop is over. I argue that the advent of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices do not preclude the value of the desktop.

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computer, productivity, mobile device, ipad

SMD Collision Mesh Tool

Posted on May 12, 2009 | Last Updated May 1, 2013

Download the SMD Collision Mesh Prep Tool for 3D Studio Max and learn how to use it.

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smd, collisionmodel, collision mesh, texture, smoothing group, valve, 3ds, 3d studio max, maxscript, macroscript, plugin, hull, tool

Ink Animals

Posted on Nov 20, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Samples of wildlife in ink by Donald Olson.

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ink drawings, wildlife inks, beaver, bobcat, pronghorn,
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