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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

How can I help fund the Shawn Olson Creative Arts?

Posted on Jul 18, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

You can help fund Shawn Olson by spreading the word, adding links, or donating.

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donate money, donations, help, support, benefactor, fund

A Comparison of two major dynamic web platforms (LAMP vs. WISA)

Posted on May 11, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Dynamic web sites are powered by web technologies. What do these technologies do and which is best?

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LAMP, WISA, PHP, ASP, dynamic, web programming, MySQL

Wall Worm Auto Material

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 27, 2013

Wall Worm Auto Material is a 3ds Max script that automatically applies materials to newly created objects in 3ds Max.

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3ds max, maxscript, material

Education in the Digital Age

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 | Last Updated Feb 16, 2017

Essay on education in the modern digital age.

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education, society

Introduction to Web Design

Posted on Dec 10, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

An introduction to designing a web site.

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web design basics, xhtml, html, web site

April 2007 Print Newsletter

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

The April 2007 Newsletter includes two articles by Shawn Olson and one essay by John Dalmas. Also some cartoons.

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newsletter

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Easily send your models from 3ds Max to the Valve Source Game Engine
Posted on Nov 18, 2010 | Last Updated May 15, 2015

I've written a new MAXScript to help automate sending models from 3ds Max to the Valve Source Game Engine.

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3ds max, source, smd, export

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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

April 14, 2005 Newsletter

Posted on Apr 13, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

April 14, 2005 Newsletter. Global Artistic Network Launches.

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April 14, 2005 Newsletter, artistic network
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