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M.D. McCallum

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Commercial Artist, 3D Animator and Character Creator, Published Author, Project Manager and Legend in his own Mind.


User Since

Mar 08, 2018

Warlord720

Pac-Man, Space Janitors and softporn adventures in the early days of gaming

Jun 13, 2018 at 10:30 am by Warlord720

Roger Wilco was certainly an unlikely hero. Before Leisure Suit Larry, Roger was out there, and I mean way out there, in space, mopping, cleaning and otherwise fulfilling his.... Read More
Windows Spring Passover

Windows Spring Passover

Jun 06, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

Recently I joined the Legion of the Damned, a.k.a., bricked laptop user, with the latest Windows 10 Spring update. My 88-year-old father has also joined the Legion with a nice.... Read More

Alexa Strikes Again!

May 31, 2018 at 01:00 pm by Warlord720

I told you so! Back in March I warned you about the evil of home automation. Specifically, I warned you about Alexa, albeit tongue in cheek, but the warning was there.  .... Read More

Those Darn Trees: Don't let great work go unseen

May 23, 2018 at 09:08 am by Warlord720

Imagine it: You’ve animated, quite possibly, your best work. It is so good it deserves a great render to show it off in it’s best light. The scene lighting is gr.... Read More

zBrush Sculptris Pro: Feature Review from zBrush 2018

May 17, 2018 at 02:00 pm by Warlord720

Pixologic’s recent zBrush 2018 release included many new tools and features for the user base. It also included one feature that some users have been waiting on. The add.... Read More

Is Digital Art Cheating???

May 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm by Warlord720

Did that headline get your attention? Being one of the only members of a fine arts family with no fine arts talent, I used to have a strange view of the tools we use in 2D an.... Read More

Headlong into the Valley: When Too Real is Too Much

May 09, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

Being blessed to live where I do there are very few things I fear in life. Unlike some of the world, my personal safety is not a conscious issue in my home environs. Environs.... Read More

Sticks & Stones in the Age of Social Media

May 02, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

“Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me” – old adage. These words were drilled into us when we were children. It was meant to tou.... Read More

Before Hackers Wore Hats

Apr 26, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

I distinctly remember an extreme attack of vanity setting in. I wanted to see my name listed on the software I was using. I wanted to freak out my friends when they saw it on.... Read More
To Notch or not to Notch

To Notch or not to Notch: Odd design choices on smart phones

Apr 19, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

In the not too distant future, a man is standing in the alley shadow of a street corner. As people walk by, he beckons them like an old friend with a secret to share. “.... Read More

The Original Texting: Playing interactive fiction on computers

Apr 11, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Contrary to what you may believe… texting is not a recent invention coming after the smartphone. In fact, texting of different sorts has been around on computers since.... Read More

Father Tim is not happy with how we've treated the internet

Apr 03, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

The father of the internet is not exactly happy with our treatment and long-term relationship with his child. Sir Timothy Berners Lee gave several interviews recently in whic.... Read More
The Flapping Arms Patent

The Flappy Arms Patent: How Amazon imagines people will flag down drones

Mar 30, 2018 at 03:00 pm by Warlord720

The company that will one day rule the universe while providing what to watch, what to read, what to wear, wirelessly taking over our homes and shipping bunion ointment has be.... Read More

Evolution of the computer from the dark ages of the '70s

Mar 22, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

It was in the late '70s that I got into home computing. I believe it was 1978 when I soldered together my first computer. I assembled two… a Sinclair ZX80 and a Heath.... Read More

Is Alexa evil? Darkside of Home Automation

Mar 14, 2018 at 09:51 am by Warlord720

Just imagine it… you are home alone. It’s dark… rain beats on the windows and somewhere… a shutter is flapping in the wind. Don’t blame the s.... Read More

Vive Audio Strap is an alternative to earbuds

Mar 02, 2018 at 11:02 am by Warlord720

I love my Vive and I enjoy my Vive but one of my peeves was having to hassle with the earplugs. Whereas you just put the Oculus Rift on, the Vive had a sort of macabre dance r.... Read More

Fallout 4 VR: Gives an old favorite new life

Feb 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm by Warlord720

At $60US I initially resisted reviewing this title because that is a lot of money for an old game converted to VR. I wondered how many would spend that amount. Would it be wor.... Read More

Elton John commissions a digital double for farewell tour

Feb 11, 2018 at 10:02 am by Warlord720

Elton John wanted to create a virtual reality experience recalling some of his most iconic performances from his early career and digital sculptor Kris Kelly used ZBrush to h.... Read More

How AI Could Open New Windows into the Cosmos

Feb 10, 2018 at 10:02 am by Warlord720

Our understanding of the universe is poised to progress at warp speed, thanks to new research by scientists at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the Unive.... Read More

Unity creators share what challenges and inspires them at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Feb 09, 2018 at 05:02 pm by Warlord720

Unity and Sundance Institute have a lot in common. They are both long-time supporters of independent artists. They both value creation and innovation and they both want to hel.... Read More