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Creating a Tileable Texture from a Photo

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2011

Steps on making a tileable texture from a photo inside 3ds Max. Includes step-by-step instructions along with a video tutorial.

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tile, tileable, seamless, texture, photo, bitmap, 3ds max, viewport canvas

MP4 files in Flex VideoDisplay

Posted on Jan 8, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Here is a solution to your problem if you are building an application in Flex 3 that uses the VideoDisplay component and the results fail to work in Internet Explorer and Chrome but mysteriously work in Firefox.

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Colorful Insect Photos

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 30, 2013

Some colorful insect photos.

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Nature and Education

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

Shawn Olson calls for more inclusion of nature in education.

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nature education, natural curiosity

Spiders in Pursuit of Prey

Posted on Jul 24, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Photos of spiders stalking, hunting and eating prey.

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spiders, spider photos, arachnids

New CS:Source Map de_tension

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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My return to mapping is official with the remake of de_tension for CS:Source. This new map includes a novel mapping technique developed by Andrew Penry and myself called Dynamic Mapping.

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cs map, custom source map, counter-strike, new, ww, ww_, wallworm

Google's Dewey Update

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Some thoughts on the latest upheaval to the search engine world and the so-called Dewey Update.

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Fly in the Sky

Posted on Jul 25, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Photos of bee flies, scorpion flies and other odd flies.

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fly, flies, photos

Where are you now?

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

A poem on emotional fatigue and self-doubt.

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where are you now, poem by shawn olson, poetry, emotional fatigue, self doubt

Evolution of an idea

Posted on Aug 15, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Images of an evolving graphic concept utilizing layers in Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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evolving idea, creativity, graphic design, false tesselations
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