Getting your Adobe Illustrator paths into Blender 3D

I’m working on a weapon for one of my characters from my online novel True Tales of the Soryan Order, and I started it as a vector from Adobe Illustrator. I thought I’d write this up because it took me a while to figure out a reliable method.

Getting your Facebook share thumbnail into your article from your Joomla website

Facebook & Joomla logos

I run this site using WordPress, but a lot of the other sites I develop are created with Joomla. Recently, I had a lot of trouble getting the thumbnail and meta-description from my sites to show up when I tried to share them on Facebook. Only the site name and the link to the article […]

Using Automatic and Transmission to download torrents automatically on the Mac

I’ve been meaning to set this up for awhile but I never got around to it. I finally decided to automate my torrent downloading so I don’t have to stay up all night to get the night’s TV shows downloaded. To get this working you’ll need Automatic from coding curious (, and of course a […]

A Common Blender 3D UV unwrap problem


Real quick one here tonight on a persistent UV Unwrap mistake I still see people asking about. Sometimes in Blender when you’re ready to do a UV Unwrap on an object, the preview in the UV/Image Editor doesn’t look right.

Blender 3d – Planning Issues

Unfinished fantasy sword 'Nayala's Sword'

I’ve been working on another sword for one of my fantasy characters. It’s not finished yet because I ran into some issues of my own making. You’ve really got to be careful when you start out these models. Normally, when I’m drawing something I don’t plan out too much in advance. I know what it should […]

BLENDER – 3D Printing my Model Strike Two

This isn’t necessarily specific to Blender, but I mention it because it’s the program I’m using to create my models. In a previous article, I wrote about trying to have my sword model 3D printed at Long story short they would not do so because the model in question was a weapon and it […]

Wheel of Time: The Gathering Storm – Book 12

Wheel of Time: The Gathering Storm Cover

I posted a half-assed review of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time: The Gathering Storm on my other site here: This one is the 12th book in the ridiculously long series, and it isn’t done yet. Arrgh.

Black History Superhero Month: Luke Cage – Power Man


Well in honor of Black History Month, I’ve decided to write a few articles on some of the Black Superheroes of comics history. Trust me, some of it is H.A.M. – HOT…ASS…MESS. Let’s start with one of the most prominent Black superheroes out there today  – Luke Cage, Power Man. Yeah, I drew him in […]

Figures, Characters and Avatars: The Official Guide to Using DAZ Studio to Create Beautiful Art

Figures, Characters and Avatars: The Official Guide to Using DAZ Studio to Create Beautiful Art

I didn’t even know this book existed until I saw it in one of the weekly emails Daz sends out. Apparently this official guide was written last March (2009) and it covers DazStudio 2.3. Even back then I was probably a little beyond the basics of the book. I spent many  frustrating hours in the […]