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Almost every image was created in Adobe PhotoShop, either release 3 or 4;
however, a good deal of the images are actually (heavily) modified,
(royalty-free) clip art. Despite this, enough modification has been made
to render the end product protected by United States and international
copyright statutes. Please do not copy or distribute any of the images on
this site without my explicit, written permission. (See immediately below
for specific copyright and contact information.)
The most reliable method of contact is "electronic mail,"
popularly known as "email" (which will be used as the standard
convention for this site). I have four email addresses, but two are
Ultra-Top-Secret, and I try to keep my school address cleared for
school-related correspondences. Therefore, if you wish to send me email,
please use firstname.lastname@example.org. I
check my email almost every day, so if you send me some and I don't
respond (ever... give me at least two days), it isn't because I never
received it -- it is because I don't like you.
If, for some unknown reason, you feel compelled to send me printed
information, you can go right ahead and do that. Be forwarned that the
Post Office is much, much slower than the electronic mail mentioned
above! If you send me some mail through traditional means, it could be up
to an entire week before I receive it. With a couple of days to
think up a response, and another week to send it back to you, it could be
close to three weeks before you receive my reply. (If I find you
worthy enough to respond to... see above.) So here's my address:
715 West 28th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Angel is a private subsite detailing the life and interests of MSE. All
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The Gear subsite is included as an unverified technical
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Gear are intended only as study aids and should not be used for
"real-life projects" or in any other situation in which lives
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been verified to crash Netscape 3.x in certain, isolated conditions.
Where possible, these conditions have been noted on the applicable
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this document at any time without prior notice or warning.
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fraud if used in a commercial environment. MSE will
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material taken illegally from Shell.
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