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Autodesk Moving to Rental-Only for Software

How a company made for artists is pushing a policy that promotes more starving artists instead of thriving artists
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 13, 2014

Autodesk is now making plans to stop selling perpetual licenses and move all future business to a rental-only model.

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software, sales, consumer, license, perpetual, rental

Boycott Adobe

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

Software Activation, Licensing and Piracy

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 | Last Updated May 15, 2013

The problem with software activation systems in the Internet Age and the inflated claims that piracy costs billions of dollars a year.

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software, piracy, activation, license, internet, society, business

Ban the Plan-O-Gram

Posted on Oct 18, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
ban the plan-o-gram

Humorous call for the downfall of the Plan-O-Gram.

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plan-o-gram, planogram

Changes for WallWorm

Posted on Jul 25, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

The WallWorm Counter-Strike Server is soon moving to a new server and IP address.

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wallworm, cs

Clean Sweep

A look at the dirty business of keeping our neighborhoods clean
Posted on Jan 21, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

An overview of the history and services of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).

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swaco, solid waste authority of central ohio, mike long, rick dodge, conservation, environment

Making a Collision Model

Posted on Jul 3, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A brief tutorial on making a collision model (aka collision mesh) for Valve Source games. The tutorial is for making models in 3D Studio Max.

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collision, model, collision mesh, 3ds

Smopix domain moved

Posted on Apr 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

I recently let smopix.com expire because I didn't feel the need to maintain that domain.

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smopix digital photography web site

Shawn Olson

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 | Last Updated Jan 28, 2017

Shawn Michael Olson is a technical artists and photojournalist in Central Ohio. He owns Wall Worm, Webonizer and the Artistic Network.

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shawn michael olson, shawn olson, shawn, SMO

Desktops are not extinct

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 8, 2012

Editorial discussing the notion that the time of the desktop is over. I argue that the advent of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices do not preclude the value of the desktop.

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computer, productivity, mobile device, ipad
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