Social Networking: Plurk and Avatar Social Network

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In previous articles I have gotten into the use of Flickr and how to use it to expand your audience of your blog and this time I will cover two other Social Networks that are both heavily used by Second Life residents – bloggers, creators, artist and designers: Plurk and Avatar Social Network. Maybe you have heard of them, maybe you are even active on one (or both), but I am sure a lot of fellow bloggers are not. Plurk Yes, it is really named that way. People on Plurk are called… Read More

Softening and Highlighting Hair for Photoshop and Gimp

Have you ever looked at beautifully edited photos in wonder and some dismay, thinking that there’s no way you have time (and in my case artistry) for that kind of photo work? It happens to me all the time. As RL gets more and more hectic, it is difficult for me to find the time to edit photos in more than just a few basic ways.  If you are one of those digital artists who can enhance your photos drastically by drawing hair and incorporating external content into your photos, then I… Read More

Where do you keep the sugar?

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The other week my sister was visiting me for a day, working together on a nice project and as it happens: coffee break! I made coffee and while I got back to my task she asked ‘where do you keep the sugar?’, as I forgot she has sugar in her coffee. I sort of waved/pointed to the kitchen and said ‘oh, in the cupboard there’. Off she went and I heard her rummaging through my stuff, only to return with an empty sugar-pot I have, you know the kind of ceramic jar… Read More

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