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Articles and Essays

I'm finally starting to gather some of my writings, edit them, and put them up on my site. I'll add more as I find the time. Coming soon: (1) an interactive turorial on understanding regular expressions; (2) a series of articles on how to use Unicode at every level of the development process—text editors, web forms, scripting, databases, email, etc.

Thoughts on Peace from a Humanistic Perspective – This is a short speech I delivered at an interfaith service in Louisville, Ky on 13 November 2011, organized jointly by the Louisville Peace Action Community and Occupy Louisville.

Was Dawkins Arguing Against a "Straw God?" – A response to a common critique that Dawkins was arguing against a concept of God that no one really believes in anyway. A review of sociological studies that demonstrate that most believers do in fact believe in just the kind of God that Dawkins argues against.

How to Typeset Equations with TeX – This is an interactive tutorial that demonstrates how easy it is to typeset equations with the TeX markup language, and shows you how to put equations on Web pages with MathJax, and how to place them into Word and PowerPoint.

Web Services Made Easy – I wrote this little tutorial back in 2004 as part of a series of training sessions for the developers who worked under me. The use of web services was just becoming popular, but most developers still hadn't grasped the concept, much less begun to incorporate it into their work.

Class Action: Assigning JavaScript Events to CSS Classes – A little tutorial I wrote back in 2005 as part of a series of training sessions for the developers who worked under me. This explains how to use Javascript to assign actions to HTML elements based on CSS class.

Advice for Audio Podcasting – Some random advice on producing podcasts—equipment, recording, encoding, and naming conventions.