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He Whom I Know

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Poem on personal identity and the paradox between our inner self and the persona we share with the world around us.

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personal identity poem, shadows, vagrant, soul

Steps beyond me

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poetic advice from father to son to be brave, good, kind; to make something out of life.

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fatherly proverb, advice to son, poetry, poem

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

The nature of apathy

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

To be apathetic is to invite entropy, says Olson. How do we deal with it?

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apathy, entropy, progress, decay

Sprite Tools

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 | Last Updated Nov 29, 2013

Sprite Tools is a free MAXScript for working with Sprites in 3ds Max. It can create sprite cards from animated textures or convert sprite sheets into animated textures.

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sprite, maxscript, 3ds max

2013 in Review

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 | Last Updated Feb 26, 2014

Newsletter about 2013, including various losses in our family and other news.

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2013, loss, death, dad, dog, opportunities

Matthew Adams

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 26, 2011

Junk Food won’t make you Chuck

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A review of musical group Chuck's Junk by Shawn Olson, originally in the Westside Messenger.

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chucks junk, chuck's junk, music, junk food, chunk music, westside messeng

Saying Goodbye to Dad

Newsletter, July 27, 2013
Posted on Jul 27, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2013

Shawn Olson's Newsletter, July 27, 2013. News about my father's death.

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newsletter, don, olson, death, family

Material Merger

Posted on Aug 8, 2012 | Last Updated Aug 27, 2013

A free MAXScript utility to combine mutliple materials and maps into single output materials and maps.

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maxscript, materials, render, composity, free
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