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Mantidfly Photos

Posted on Jul 6, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Photos of a mantidfly, a predatory insect related to lacewings. The insect is easily confused with the praying mantis. It is a mantis mimmick.

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mantidfly photo, mantidflies, mantis, ohio

Her Shadow Walks On

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

A poem about a lost love.

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her shadow, personal anguish

Empty is as full as it gets

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

Humorous piece by Shawn Olson about cars, originally printed in the Columbus Messenger.

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cars gasoline, gas bill, gas tank, empty gas

Viewport Canvas

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A video tutorial on using the Viewport Canvas tool in 3D Studio Max 2010. The video demonstrates painting directly onto geometry as well as using 3rd party paint applications such as Photoshop and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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Viewport canvas, 3ds max, painting, texture, texturing, 3d paint

Forum Etiquette in the 21st Century

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

A short discussion on using online forums. Why I concluded that participation in forums should be limited.

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forums, online forums, social media, necroposting, flame wars, noobs, fanboy

What if We Ran from Iran

Posted on Nov 21, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

A warning about impending war with Iranian fanatacism.

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iran, war, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, middle east, terrorism

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

August 3, 2004

Posted on Aug 2, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

August 3, 2004 newsletter.

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August 3, 2004 newsletter

Voting with the ego.

Posted on Oct 13, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Egoism may not be popular, but it's what's getting my vote.

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Voting, Egoism, Kerry, Bush

Canon 30D Problem with Lexar CF Cards

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Some makes of the Lexar high speed flash cards are not stable in Canon Digital SLRs like the 30D.

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