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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Unpublished piece on personal computers by Shawn Olson.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

Configure Half-Life 2 to use Madcatz Panther XL Joystick

Posted on Jan 9, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Madcatz Panther XL resources for playing Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2 with Panther XL on Win XP..

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panther xl resource, windows xp, joystick, steam userconfig

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

My failed faith

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

The evolution of Shawn Olson's views on faith, religion and ethics.

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apostasy of shawn olson, ethics, morality, debate

A World at War

Posted on Mar 1, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Thoughts on the American War in Iraq.

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war iraq, world politics

Reflections on the precariousness of life

Posted on Aug 8, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Philosophical essay on life and death sparked by a family trip where a pigeon collided with the car and we had a flat tire.

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life, death, tragedy, rights
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