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Unavoidable Night

Posted on Jan 20, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem on nihilism by Shawn Olson.

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unavoidable night, nihilism, family, life, poem, poetry

The nature of apathy

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

To be apathetic is to invite entropy, says Olson. How do we deal with it?

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apathy, entropy, progress, decay

Psychics and Statistics

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Sep 26, 2015

What happens when a Carl Sagan fan meets with person with psychic ability.

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paranormal ability, psychics, pseudoscience, statistics, logic

The Hurry-Stop Syndrome

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

This editorial was the last Chalkboard editorial Shawn Olson wrote for the Columbus Messenger.

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impatient society, red lights

Me, Myself & Mr PC

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

Unpublished piece on personal computers by Shawn Olson.

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personal computers, evolving technology

Importing Methods from an unrelated Class in PHP5

Posted on Feb 27, 2005 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Sometimes you need to steal a method from an unrelated class without becoming a child. Here's how.

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PHP5, Class, method, import

Greg Oden, Buckeyes and Basketball

Posted on Apr 16, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Commentary on collegiate basketball, American colleges and professional sports.

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sports, college, greg oden, osu, buckeyes

The Great American Hoopty

Posted on Feb 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

My advice on used cars. If you can't tell... I hate cars. Their only redemption is that they offer something to talk and write about.

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american hoopty, used cars, lemmons

Crazy World

Posted on Aug 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Essay on the turmoil of our world today and the current trend of escalating hatred, nationalism and xenophobia.

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xenophobia, nationalism, hatred, crazy world, political essay, society

Worry Warts

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about worry, stress and humanity. Why you should stop stressing out. There's no need.

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worry, worrying, worrisome, worries, stress
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