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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

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

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

Introduction to Graphic Design

Posted on Nov 12, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

An introduction on graphic design software, with a focus on Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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graphic design introduction, corel photo-paint versus adobe photoshop

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

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Posted on Jan 22, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is the most powerful, cost-effective imaging bundle for the professional designer.

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coreldraw graphics suite, corel, photo-paint, imaging software, image editing, layout, design, graphics

Web Statistics

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A brief introduction to understanding website statistics, including a discussion of visits, hits and other topics to be aware of.

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website, stats, statistics, logs, analyze, traffic, visits, hits

How can I support Shawn Olson?

Posted on Nov 30, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

You can help support Shawn Olson's efforts by making a donation.

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fund artist, contributions, buy art

What are Meta Tags Anyway?

Posted on Aug 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Discussion on meta tags, including their legitimate usage, abuse and misunderstanding.

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meta tags, keywords, description, internet, seo, search engine optimization

Updating Custom Attributes to use AttribID

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 | Last Updated Jan 25, 2017

Discussion on using attribID in custom attributes inside 3ds Max, including pros, cons and solutions.

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custom attributes, 3ds max, maxscript, attribID, managing
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