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Michael A. Crane, Jr.
Works at macjr.net
Attended Snohomish High
Lives in Everett, WA
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I am not at all happy how cover photos now get stretched out with larger browser screen sizes. This is very lame!

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This "Sunflower" was made with the Meritum Paint Pro iPhone app and then digitally enhanced with Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

This is the first of two art pieces that I made for my fiancé for Christmas.

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This is handy information. I am only interested in a few of these suggested apps, but I do like the ones I have tried.

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Collections of pixels that I was playing with - last updated 2013-05-19
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Where is the option to turn off animations?

I want the option to NOT have the animations play automatically, please!

At first, it wasn't too bad, and some of the animations were cool, but now there are too many of them, and some of them are so poorly made that they cause vertigo.

Even worse, for me, Facebook decided to one-up G+ and started auto playing movie clips. Not cool. Not cool at all. I see a time, not long from now, that social boards will be so bogged down with animations and videos that they will take ages to load and view.

Please, give me a break and give me some control over my feeds. Thank you.

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I do not know if you heard, or how well you knew Harry, but Harry Girt died on February 28th.

Now all three people in this picture are gone.  :(

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From left to right, Harry Girt (my great uncle), Michael "Mick" Crane (my dad), and Curt Marker (Dad's cousin).

This picture was taken on a fishing trip in B.C. Canada, probably by Dad's brother, Richard Crane, in about 1976, or so.

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This is the second of two art pieces that I made for my fiancé for Christmas.

I have not yet named this piece, but its working title is "iButterfly".

I made the original draft copy of this butterfly in Meritum Paint Pro. I then did extensive digital remastering work with Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

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These eyes are two of the latest version of an older digital art piece I made back in the early 2000s. The original version of this eye was made from two experimental art pieces (never shown online) that were made from a still older version( or versions) of a piece (that may have been shown online back in the late 1990s).

The original digital art piece that eventually evolved into the form of these eyes was created back in the early 1990s. I was using Windows 3.1 and the Paintbrush program back then. Later incarnations of that original work were all radically altered using older versions of Paint Shop Pro.

These current versions of the eye were completed yesterday, December 19, 2012, using Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

One, or both, of these eyes will be displayed on my macjr.com website once the renovation of that site is ready to upload to the web. That will still be a while yet, though. I still have a lot of work to do before I am ready to upload the latest version of macjr.com. The work is still in progress but I hope to get the new site online soon. Just keep in mind that the word “soon” is a relative term.  ;)

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This is a sample of my digital art. Just one of the several things I like to do from time to time.

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Occupation
Artist/Webmaster/Writer/Genealogist/Photographer
Employment
  • macjr.net
    2004 - present
  • macjr.com
    2000 - present
  • MACJR'S Mini-Verse²
    Artist/Webmaster/Writer/Genealogist/Photographer, 1997 - present
  • Ceedargreen Foods
    1979 - 1979
  • Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery
    1980 - 1980
  • Oregon Army National Guard
    1982 - 1983
  • Washington Army National Guard
    1983 - 1985
  • Everett Pipe and Steel
    1983 - 1984
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Currently
Everett, WA
Previously
Washington State - Snohomish, WA - Redwood City, CA - St. Paul, MN - Seattle, WA - Federal Way, WA - Renton, WA - White Salmon, WA - Dallesport, WA - Lyle, WA - Klickitat, WA - Bingen, WA - Machias, WA - Castle Rock, WA - Yachats, OR
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I dabble in genealogy, computer graphics, digital art, photography, poetry, prose, and web design.
Introduction
I live, I breathe, I exist... or so I think.

One of my many hobbies is genealogy. I am digging deep into my genetic past, but all the while, dreaming of a better future for all of humanity.

I also like to play with pixels (raster graphics - not vector), play with (x)html and css, grow house plants (some are toxic but none of them are illegal), collect fossils and other interesting rocks, and I am interests in just about everything from Astronomy to Zoology.

I prefer science over religion and lean left on the political scale… but I feel that both the left and the right have become way too extreme these days.

I was born in Everett, Washington, but my actual first hometown was Snohomish, a nearby, smaller, city. I still consider Everett as my hometown though, since this is where I was born.

The first place I remember living at was in a small house located deep in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range in the Snohomish County, Washington area. The little red house was just a couple miles up the road from my Crane grandparent’s place. The area of Snohomish County where we lived was much closer to the small logging town (more like a pit stop) called Granit Falls than it was to the (small) City of Snohomish, but we all had Snohomish addresses anyway. For the better part of five years, I lived deep in the trees, surrounded by trees, and I loved it. Sure, the times were hard, and family life was a mess, but I loved the trees and my place among them. Sure, that little red house was old, even then, and small, but it was home.

Then, when I was five, my parents split up and it was a mix of country and city life for the rest of my childhood.

Unfortunately, I have now lived most of my life in one city or another. We moved a lot when I was young, maybe as much as, or more than, some ARMY brats moved from base to base. As an adult though, out on my own, I stopped the endless moving about and dug my roots down here in Everett, WA, the land of my birth.

I have lived here in the City of Everett since the final days of 1983. I have moved twice since that first studio apartment in north Everett, which my ex-wife and I moved into way back when, but I just moved from one part of town to another, and then here to this apartment in south Everett. I have lived in my current apartment since June 1, 1988. As of May 11, 2011, that is, by decades, the longest I have lived in any one place. Although this apartment here in Everett, WA is my home, deep down inside, I still long to live deep in the trees way out there in the country, away from all the rats that race here in the city.

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Bragging rights
I had a triple bypass operation on Jan. 27, 2010, now I am up to 120 push-ups in one set.
Education
  • Snohomish High
    1978
  • Columbia High
    1979
  • Angell Job Corps Center
    Carpentry, 1982 - 1983
  • Everett Community College
    Creative Writing/Computer Sciences, 1987
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