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A Comparison of two major dynamic web platforms (LAMP vs. WISA)

Posted on May 11, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Dynamic web sites are powered by web technologies. What do these technologies do and which is best?

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LAMP, WISA, PHP, ASP, dynamic, web programming, MySQL

Battelle Darby Creek Park

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
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Some photos and video of creatures at Battelle Darby Park in western Franklin County, Ohio.

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animal, insect, photo, park, darby

Image Resampling Tutorial

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

A tutorial on how to resample images for smaller file sizes.

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resample bitmaps, compress bitmaps, compress photos, compress images, reduc

March 7, 2008 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 6, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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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

What is the Shawn Olson Creative Arts Website?

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

Shawn Olson Creative Arts is a website created, owned and maintained by Shawn Olson. It features thousands of pages of writing, photography, art, videos and more.

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Columbus Messenger, Me and Unprofessional

Posted on Oct 29, 2003 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2012

The Columbus Messenger Newspapers and why I don't work there anymore.

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columbus messenger newspapers, westside messenger, john matuszak, poor management, unprofessional administration, community paper

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It's Time for Artists to Send a Message
Posted on Nov 5, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 31, 2015

Critical discussion on software companies fleecing artists and consumers.

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software, fleecing, boycott, rental, lease, buy

PHP Traits for Implementing Interfaces

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

PHP 5.4 introduced traits. Traits are in many ways like code-assisted copy and paste. They are ways to mix code into a class without inheritance. But what are they good for? When should they be used?

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PHP 5.4, trait, interface, abstract, oop

Dots

Printable Dots Sheets for Children
Posted on Dec 6, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 6, 2012

Printable Dots game. Also includes instructions on playing this classic pen-and-paper game.

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dots, game, printable, instructions

My Work History

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Humorous accounts of my work history as a jack-of-all-trades.

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