Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

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Greetings Earthling. Welcome to my creative portal. My name is Shawn Olson. I'm a creative jack-of-all trades who has years of experience in 3ds Max, game development, web development, journalism, photography, graphics and parenting. You may know me as a technical artist for Black Mesa or as the developer of Wall Worm if you came here as a game developer.

If you need help with any of these things, then I'm your guy:

  • Problem Solving
  • 3D Environments
  • 3D Assets
  • 3ds Max pipelines
  • Game Design
  • Documentation
  • Journalistic Coverage
  • Application Education
  • Web Application Development

If you must know more about me, feel free to read A Short Biography. But more importantly, enjoy the various photos, poems, editorials and scripts across the site.

I always enjoy feedback from visitors. Feel free to send me an email with any comments, ideas, praise, criticism or corrections. Of course you can always interact with me on the Wall Worm forums or other 3D forums where I haunt.

Latest Articles

Understanding Statistics

Posted on Aug 7, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

New tool to demonstrate how the range of answers affects the probability that a correct answer will be randomly guessed.

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statistics, probability

Something Got Lost

Posted on Aug 4, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

A poem remembering my dear mother.

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loss, family, death, time, poetry, mom

Select Some Checkboxes JavaScript Function

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

A new javascript function that allows you to control checkboxes in groups via a control checkbox.

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checkbox control, javascript, advanced

Hidden Source

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

Hidden Source introduces fresh and freaky blood into the first-person shooter genre.

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hidden source, half-lif 2, source mod, fps, games, mods

Five-Lined Skink

Posted on Jul 2, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Photos of the Five-Lined Skink, a blue-tailed lizard in Missouri, United States.

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five-lined skink, lizard photo, reptile photos, missouri

Missouri Toad

Posted on Jun 27, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Photos of a toad in Missouri.

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toad, amphibian, missouri

Cringe Reunion

Posted on Jun 27, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Photos of Columbus rock band Cringe on June 27, 2006 at Victories.

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cringe, rock, band, music, photos, reunion

Ohio Salamanders – Tadpole Photos

Posted on May 27, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Photos of salamander tadpoles living in vernal pools of Central Ohio.

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slamander tadpole photos, amphibious wildlife

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

Frog Photos

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 | Last Updated Jun 24, 2019
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Photos of various colorful frogs from Central Ohio and the Columbus Zoo.

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frog photos, amphibian pictures
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