Free Short Speculative Fiction

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I love free and I love speculative fiction. This week, I have both for you. One of, if not THE, premier publisher of fantasy and science fiction currently, is TOR. Their excellent website, TOR.com, is a treasure trove of reviews, … Continued

Finding Free Images

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I’m sure I’ve posted about this before, but it’s worth doing again. As a photographer, I love making images. And, of course, the dream of every amateur creative seems to be somehow making money off their creative work. Personally, I … Continued

Star Wars Animals

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The creatures are the best part. Okay, maybe you disagree there, but one of the things I’ve always loved best about any science-fiction is the creatures. That’s true whether it’s the sandworms of Frank Herbert’s Dune novels, the low-rent costumed … Continued

Starship Troopers Bugs Explained

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I love Starship Troopers, the movie! I’ve read plenty of science fiction, including a lot of the classics. And, yes, I have read Robert Heinlein’s book, Starship Troopers, and, yes, I did actually enjoy it, even with it’s absolutely not … Continued

Lightroom Masterclass

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Finally learn Lightroom! Remember last week, how I was saying that I used Lightroom more than Photoshop? There’s a reason for that. Actually, there are several reasons, but the big one is that Lightroom is actually made specifically for photographers. … Continued

Quick Photoshop Tutorial

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Selecting edges is hard! As a professional computer geek and an amateur photographer, everyone expects me to to know Photoshop like a graphic designer. The truth is, though, I enjoy photography because it gets me out from behind the computer. … Continued

Civil Engineering Explained

With videos, not math! Not so many months ago, my wife and I were talking about a plumbing problem in our house. It was relatively small and has long since been fixed, but our discussion hinged on water pressure. Specifically, … Continued

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