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How A Dream Job Comes True: Interviewing World-Class 3D Artist Rafael Grassetti

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How A Dream Job Comes True: Interviewing World-Class 3D Artist Rafael Grassetti

It’s not every day that I get to pick the brain of a world-leading 3D artist — but that’s exactly what I got to do with Rafael Grassetti. You may not recognize Rafael’s name, but you have no doubt seen his work on massively popular games like Assassins Creed 3, Mass Effect 3, and others, and may have even held one of the toys he designed for toy giant Hasbro. Rafael is one 3D artist who made it big, and I wanted to find out what it takes and how he got there.

Erez Zukerman June 21, 2013 21-06-2013
How A Dream Job Comes True: Interviewing World-Class 3D Artist Rafael Grassetti
Short on Space? Try These Compact Home Office Desks!

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Short on Space? Try These Compact Home Office Desks!

When I grew up, my mom was self-employed and had her own home office with a large desk in the basement. Meanwhile my dad, who had a regular job, turned the broom closet into a tiny office for himself. It was the highlight of every house tour. Dad eventually joined the basement office, but the broom closet with its small corner desk remains the place where my parents store their paperwork until this day.

Tina Sieber June 20, 2013 20-06-2013
Short on Space? Try These Compact Home Office Desks!
Spending Too Much Time On The Computer? 5 Ways To Bring Nature To Your Desktop

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Spending Too Much Time On The Computer? 5 Ways To Bring Nature To Your Desktop

If you are tied to your desk or lack the natural draw to be outside, give nature a chance to brighten your day. She can help you relax as you experience her wonderfulness through the eyes and ears of others. Nature will stun you with her beauty! And who knows, you might be tempted to go outside and meet her in person after all.

Tina Sieber June 19, 2013 19-06-2013
Spending Too Much Time On The Computer? 5 Ways To Bring Nature To Your Desktop
Make(No)UseOf: 10 Peculiarly Pointless Websites That Exist For No Reason

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Make(No)UseOf: 10 Peculiarly Pointless Websites That Exist For No Reason

We here at MakeUseOf specialize in directing our readers to websites they can make use of, hence the name. But that means we’re all missing out on a vast number of peculiarly pointless websites that offer nothing other than strange and simple diversions that will last no longer than 5 minutes. If that.

Dave Parrack June 19, 2013 19-06-2013
Make(No)UseOf: 10 Peculiarly Pointless Websites That Exist For No Reason
10 Amazing Free Music Albums To Dance & Relax [Sound Sunday]

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10 Amazing Free Music Albums To Dance & Relax [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday recently celebrated its jubilee. I remember how I first compiled an edition with EPs and albums, after featuring free songs only. I didn’t think there was enough free material to fill many more editions. More than three years down the road and I have hundreds of free music downloads in my archives and add dozens more every week. My bookmarks of material to feature could easily cover for half a year of Sound Sundays.

Tina Sieber June 16, 2013 16-06-2013
10 Amazing Free Music Albums To Dance & Relax [Sound Sunday]
Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names

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Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names

Network and computer names are visible to anyone within the respective environment. Hence they make great subjects for sending messages, confusing other people in the network, or showing off your geekiness. Why use a default SSID or follow a boring name convention, if you could have some fun? Ever since I bought my first laptop in 2003, I named my devices after a life goal or a geographical destination.

Tina Sieber June 12, 2013 12-06-2013
Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names
The Great Transition: 13 Free Electronic Classical & Ambient Albums [Sound Sunday]

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The Great Transition: 13 Free Electronic Classical & Ambient Albums [Sound Sunday]

With this edition of Sound Sunday, I present you the transition from last week’s chiptune & video game music to different variations of the electronic genre, including classical and ambient music. It goes without saying that this edition covers a broad range of genres, despite what may seem like a narrow focus.

Tina Sieber June 9, 2013 09-06-2013
The Great Transition: 13 Free Electronic Classical & Ambient Albums [Sound Sunday]
10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday]

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10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday is often inspired by readers like yourself. The material for this edition was collected over several months, following the request of Luca in January this year. All of the albums demonstrate skill and passion for the chiptune genre. My personal highlight this week is Viking Guitar Productions’ expression of hard rock and metal with 8-bit music. It’s the chiptune flavor I can best identify with.

Tina Sieber June 2, 2013 02-06-2013
10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday]
Got An Old Digital Camera? It Can Still Do Magical Things

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Got An Old Digital Camera? It Can Still Do Magical Things

I have two ageing digital SLR cameras, my first originally purchased Nikon D50 from 2005 and a Canon EOS-5D which I came across second-hand a few years ago. Despite being an entry-level camera that’s getting close to its tenth birthday, the D50 is still very close to my heart being the first digital SLR I owned and learned on, as well as being the first camera with which I was able to make some money out of my photography.

Tim Brookes May 30, 2013 30-05-2013
Got An Old Digital Camera? It Can Still Do Magical Things
Electronic Dubstep Madness: 10 Free Album & EP Downloads [Sound Sunday]

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Electronic Dubstep Madness: 10 Free Album & EP Downloads [Sound Sunday]

This edition of Sound Sunday sends you off to experience electronic music. Worlds of sound, artificially created, yet skilfully composed, decorated with beats, dubsteps, glitches, drums, basses, and embedded in soft ambiance. Fantastic soundscapes that stimulate the senses beyond reality.

Tina Sieber May 26, 2013 26-05-2013
Electronic Dubstep Madness: 10 Free Album & EP Downloads [Sound Sunday]
Looking For New Music? Here Are 5 Of The Best Chrono Trigger OCRemixes

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Looking For New Music? Here Are 5 Of The Best Chrono Trigger OCRemixes

OCRemix is one of many sites where you can legally get free music. The catch is that the songs on OCRemix are remixes of popular video game soundtracks. You won’t find Pink Floyd or Taylor Swift here; however, you might be surprised to find that there are still tons of professional quality tracks for you to enjoy – even if you don’t like video games! And they don’t necessarily sound like video game music. This list covers remixes for Chrono Trigger.

Joel Lee May 20, 2013 20-05-2013
Looking For New Music? Here Are 5 Of The Best Chrono Trigger OCRemixes
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