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Autodesk Moving to Rental-Only for Software

How a company made for artists is pushing a policy that promotes more starving artists instead of thriving artists
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 13, 2014

Autodesk is now making plans to stop selling perpetual licenses and move all future business to a rental-only model.

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software, sales, consumer, license, perpetual, rental

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

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

Boycott Adobe

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

Moving to Montreal

Posted on Feb 29, 2020 | Last Updated Feb 29, 2020

I took a job in Montreal to work as a Product Owner for 3ds Max.

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montreal, 3ds max, moving

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

The Hurry-Stop Syndrome

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

This editorial was the last Chalkboard editorial Shawn Olson wrote for the Columbus Messenger.

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impatient society, red lights

Changes for WallWorm

Posted on Jul 25, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

The WallWorm Counter-Strike Server is soon moving to a new server and IP address.

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wallworm, cs

Look to Tomorrow

Posted on Aug 21, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on using the past as a tool to guide tomorrow.

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past and future, poem, poetry, shawn olson

John Dewey Philosophy now on DMOZ

Posted on Nov 8, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

The John Dewey Philosophy website is now included in the DMOZ open directory project.

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john dewey philosophy dmoz
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