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Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

Essay on natural rights with a focus on the Pursuit of Happiness.

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natural rights, happiness, philosophy

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

Where are you now?

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

A poem on emotional fatigue and self-doubt.

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where are you now, poem by shawn olson, poetry, emotional fatigue, self doubt

Viewport Canvas

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A video tutorial on using the Viewport Canvas tool in 3D Studio Max 2010. The video demonstrates painting directly onto geometry as well as using 3rd party paint applications such as Photoshop and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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Viewport canvas, 3ds max, painting, texture, texturing, 3d paint

Some observations on smokers

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

You can't argue with people who are addicted to cigarettes.

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smokers, addiction, cigarettes, nicotein

Fixing extra clicks on a Razer Copperhead mouse

Posted on Nov 4, 2009 | Last Updated Jun 9, 2010

Many people are complaining that thier Razer Copperhead mouse will click more times than one with each button press. Here's how to repair one possible cause.

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Razer Copperhead mouse, repair, DIY

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

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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achilles heel, severed tendon

Cringefest 2003

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 | Last Updated Jul 29, 2013

Cringefest was a large show in 2003 showing off the talents of many popular bands in Central Ohio, including Cringe, Liquid 6teen, Eightdaze, Soma and more.

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