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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

Get a Form Element's Label with JavaScript

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

This JavaScript finds the label for a form element, which is helpful for dynamically highlighting or changing a label based on user input.

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Discipline in School

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

A strict look at the need for strong discipline in the classroom.

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discipline in school, classroom discipline, student behavioral problems

Strip Character and Whitespace in JavaScript Function

Posted on Jan 6, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

Use this function to strip whitespace and any character from a string in JavaScript.

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strip whitespace javascript, white space, function, free, strip character

Select All Checkboxes in a Form with JavaScript

Posted on Apr 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

A simple, free javascript to select/unselect all the checkboxes in a form.

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checkbox select javascript, checkboxes

The Dreaded -1.#IND

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 5, 2015

A solution for DOT products of two normals that result in -1.#IND when passed to acos().

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maxscript, geometry, trigonometry, -1.#IND

Cancer

Posted on Dec 14, 2019 | Last Updated Dec 15, 2019
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My fight against cancer.

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cancer, lymphoma, chemotherapy, hope

Subjects in the Classroom and Life

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

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

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

Adults shoot kids with paintball gun

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

On Nov 10-11, 2002, adults fired paintballs at neighborhood kids from 237 Fremont Court.

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