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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

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing - Part 5

Aug 16, 2018 at 08:00 am by Warlord720

Can you take professional criticism? A Skype conversation goes from normal to eerily quiet in a manner of seconds. The person on the other end is coming to terms wi.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing - Part 4

Aug 08, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

Does taking orders from everyone at your employer bother you? This is a rather simple concept that is commonly overlooked by novice freelancers. It is also a difficult conc.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing - Part 3

Aug 01, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

Are you inclined to say no or to say yes when assigned tasks are changed or other assignments are given to you on top of your already busy schedule? It is going to happen e.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing, Part 2

Jul 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

Are you the “go to” freelancer? If you are fortunate enough to already have repeat contract business, then you are doing something right but are you the “go.... Read More

Review: Outdoor Theater on a Budget

Jul 20, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Recently an opportunity arose to review an outdoor home theater projector. At first, I was reluctant to do a review thinking the cost of the projector alone would be a budget.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing, Part 1

Jul 19, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Since retiring from full-time employment as a freelancer I have devoted some of my time to mentoring other digital artists in the creative arena. My main goal is to help them.... Read More

AI and the Future of Employment and Universal Basic Income

Jul 12, 2018 at 09:00 am by Warlord720

For as long as I can remember, particularly being a science fiction fan, automation would one day lead to a major loss of jobs as we know them today. The prevailing themes be.... Read More

How the power of the pug is distracting you

Jul 05, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

About 25 years ago the thought that a Pug—yes… the love them or hate them dog breed—has most likely cost your company thousands if not millions of doll.... Read More

Are you the Visionary or the Workhorse?

Jun 27, 2018 at 10:53 am by Warlord720

In my freelance career, I was blessed to work with all sorts of people who had varied work habits as any group would have. There were hard drivers, self-motivators, laid.... Read More

Home Based Animation is better than you'd think

Jun 21, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Let’s get right to the point. This segment -- home-based animation -- is a difficult to label group. Some are professionals taking a break from the tight control of scr.... Read More

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