Today I bought "Introducing Maya 5: 3d for Beginners" at Hastings. It's for an old version, but just like that final cut for dummies book helped my video chopping skillz, I plan on using this to greatly assist in my quest to become good at using at least one "real" 3d program - other than Poser.
I'm still working on getting the ESI graphics for the octane - where I plan on eventually running Maya and/or lightwave. I also still need to do a bit of room-cleaning in order to make it "not terrible." I may just call it quits with retrochallange and put the 475 away... that's most of the problem, sadly.
I enjoy long telephone calls about clean access agent, learning new things, spending time with my girlfriend, friends and family, along with a variety of other things. I'm often playing some sort of train simulation game, organizing information on my pet wiki, or playing with some kind of server technology. Oh, and there's that whole photography thing too.