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Software Activation, Licensing and Piracy

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 | Last Updated May 15, 2013

The problem with software activation systems in the Internet Age and the inflated claims that piracy costs billions of dollars a year.

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software, piracy, activation, license, internet, society, business

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

Ethan Olson 70 minute sketch

Posted on Aug 1, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Sketch of Ethan Olson by Jeremy Gilbey.

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Ethan, Olson, Gilbey

Going bald like a man

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

An amusing editorial by Shawn Olson, originally published as a Chalkboard column in the Messenger.

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male pattern baldness, bald humor, hair loss

How to get better teachers.

Posted on Jan 27, 2003 | Last Updated May 31, 2007

There is only one way to get better teachers. Pay them more.

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education, salary, money, teacher, standards

Ambitions and Weekends

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on being self-aware and realizing that the human psyche has some hardwired contradictions and paradoxes.

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human, self-aware

A Perspective on Patriotism

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.

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patriotism, patriot, patriots, nationalism, america, culture

Roger Cornwall

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 29, 2011
Roger Cornwall, design, radiation, visual

August 12, 2007 Newsletter

Posted on Aug 11, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

August 12, 2007 Newsletter including a new Hidden Map and wildlife photos.

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August 12, 2007 Newsletter

Visions of Doctor Who

Posted on Mar 12, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Computer art inspired by the return of Doctor Who.

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doctor who, computer art
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