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The Pumpkin Patch

Posted on Oct 27, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

An ancient horror lurks in the night time pumpkin patch.

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pumpkin patch, horror, story, fiction, halloween

My Experience at Westland High School

How an honor-roll student can lose heart and drop out
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An overview of Shawn Olson's experience at Westland High School.

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westland high school, student teacher conflict, smart kid, honor roll, drop out, dropout

PHP strip_tags And Standalone XHTML Elements

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

A solution to strip_tags() not allowing BR, HR and other standalone XHTML elements.

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php, strip_tags, strip_tags(), xhtml, br, hr, standalone elements, self-closing

Web Statistics

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A brief introduction to understanding website statistics, including a discussion of visits, hits and other topics to be aware of.

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website, stats, statistics, logs, analyze, traffic, visits, hits

Material Merger

Posted on Aug 8, 2012 | Last Updated Aug 27, 2013

A free MAXScript utility to combine mutliple materials and maps into single output materials and maps.

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maxscript, materials, render, composity, free

Google Page Rank Woes

Posted on Oct 27, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Google has sliced and diced the page rank of many websites, including this one.

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page rank, google, change, cuts, october 2007

Using Object Layers

Posted on Aug 9, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Tutorial on using object layers to add depth and creative possibilities to graphic projects.

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object layers, graphic design, tutorial, corel photopaint

Donna Olson died at 55

Posted on Aug 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna Olson, my mother, died on August 4, 2003.

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donna olson died, death, donna marie olson, donna himes

Everything Fades

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

A poem on losing someone close. I wrote it in memory of my Grandfather Clarence Himes.

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loss sadness, death, mourning loss, family death

Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
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My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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