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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

Selecting a Percentage of a Collection Randomly in MAXScript

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 | Last Updated Feb 5, 2016

Example MAXscript for collecting random subsets of an array based on a percentage.

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maxscript, random, percentage, selection

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

Chapter 4: Faceless Clues

Posted on Jan 26, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Investigators find a terrible scene on the wrecked Rogue 5... and a mystery threat is born.

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mask of rogue seven 7, mystery murders, science fiction, story, shawn olson

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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google, dewey update

Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

Essay on natural rights with a focus on the Pursuit of Happiness.

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natural rights, happiness, philosophy

Sprite Tools

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 7, 2020

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

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

What are Meta Tags Anyway?

Posted on Aug 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Discussion on meta tags, including their legitimate usage, abuse and misunderstanding.

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meta tags, keywords, description, internet, seo, search engine optimization

The most important things

Posted on Apr 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Putting human struggles and value into perspective.

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donna olson. stroke, illness, hope fatalism
Wall Worm plugins and scripts for 3ds Max