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Site Terms & Conditions

Posted on Jul 4, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Basic terms and conditions for using the Shawn Olson Artistic Network.

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terms conditions

Media Studies

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jan 6, 2018

Articles about modern society, media, journalism, propaganda and information in the Internet Age.

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Pocket Art

Posted on Jun 18, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Digital Art created using Pocket Artist on a Pocket PC.

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mobile, art

Web Image Optimizer

Posted on Oct 3, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Details on the web image optimizer in Corel Photo-paint 12.

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web image optimizer, internet graphics, EXIF, jpg, gif, png

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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canon 30d, lexar flash card, Err CF

The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web

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

The animalism of our species

Posted on Sep 28, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Response to the Eugene Armstrong beheading. Humans are not as civilized as we presume; we are sometimes more barbaric than animals.

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eugene armstrong, beheading, terrorists, terrorism, human nature, war, barbarism

The Paradox of Cultural Relativism

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

An skeptical essay on the paradox of cultural relativism when taken to an extreme. My stance is that cultural relativism is only valid in a limited scope and should not be used to justify barbaric and supertitious societies.

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cultural relativism, paradoxical relativism

August 27, 2010 Newsletter

Posted on Aug 26, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
de_sacrilegede_sacrilege wipConvexity being used on de_sacrilegeMantis Cluster

August 27, 2010 Newsletter with a review of Convexity, a game level builder plug-in for 3D Studio Max.

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Wall Worm plugins and scripts for 3ds Max