Six Programs for Starving Artists

Like most freelancers out there, I don’t have spare cash for subscription fees. Approximately 99.9% of my disposable income goes toward coffee, booze, and books.  Side-note: If you haven’t read Stiff by Mary Roach, you should. Informative but also surprisingly lighthearted. Back to the point. Graphic design, photo editing, 3D modeling, GIS packages—the serious stuff […]

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Scheme: How to Assign Variables

Part of what makes scheme such a bloody mess is the variable situation. If you’ve ever found yourself chewing at the curtains wondering why, dear god, why the console won’t stop with the unbound variable errors, chances are something is wrong with the way you wrote one or all of your variables. That’s why I’m […]

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Scheme: How to Loop GIMP Functions

For my first script of the new year, I started learning an entirely new language for an entirely different program that has resulted in my enduring a genuinely disturbing number of migraines over the last few days. Tangential Warning: I don’t recommend scheme for beginners. I wouldn’t recommend it for any living creature because scheme […]

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