Learn to Program with Asher @ FurDev

Welcome to Programming with Asher!

Come on in! Wow, I'm glad you're here 'cause it's always nice getting visitors. Well, I'm Asher and this is my humble abode of programming magic, and life appreciation. I assume you've stopped by to start your journey towards computer wizardry, as my grandma likes to call it, so I'll just get right to it. To the right you'll see the navigation menu, from there you should be able to get to the rest of the site. Below is the latest news in blog form about all sorts of things!

Anyways, I'm not kicking you out or anything, in fact stay as long as you want (I can stay up all night, don't worry - wait, no I can't), buuuut... I don't have too much more to say here for now. So... nice meeting you, and goodbye!

"Beauty is the purgation of the superfluous." ~ Michelangelo

Sincerely, your friend,

Asher

For More Information: The Introductory Post

Old ’00s Journal Entry 183 8/26/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-08-26 12:10:03
Posted on clasheerian.com

In the extremely slow process of reviving TCX, I need help because I’m sick. I can’t lead up an organization like this without some self-motivated individuals and some compassionate help. It’s a nice dream and ideal, and in my clearer moments I’m a brilliant executioner, but I’m not getting any better.

If you really want TCX to come back in full force, you’ll understand this and you will find people who can help, not just anybody. You will begin to see your own place and what you can do within the organization. How can I be so unstable and see things I have to do on my own for this organization, but more stable individuals than me can’t? I don’t get it. I really don’t.

Have I really been unable to teach you the most important thing? It’s great to be yourself, and to be happy doing that, but the real key to steering your own life is to see opportunities, to dream up opportunities, to see what could be done and then do it. Where do you think TCX came from? There’s plenty of opportunities in TCX, without having to be told what to do, one just has to take advantage of them.

I have been working on the most important revision of TCX ever, but I have been keeping it a secret for the most part (except for 2 members) because I’m not going to release it until everything is in place. I’m tired of always revising before we get anywhere. I actually want to accomplish something before it’s too late. Until a cure is found my mind only has a limited time in this reality. :cries: You might think I’m being overly dramatic but it’s true. I’ve come to the realization after three years that I can’t dilute myself any longer. Take advantage of what we’ve got, what I’ve got, while you can. The intelligence, personality, spirit, and resonance you know as Asher won’t always be around… no matter how hard I fight… there is only coping. Nobody’s ever fixed.

So… maybe this is a cry for help, maybe this is a guilt trip, maybe this is inspiring because it actually shows life without embarassment, maybe this is a lot of things, I don’t really care what you think of it. All I care about is what you do with it.

Your friend,
A. C. Gmork Labyrinthian Kadran X. H.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 182 8/25/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-08-25 12:31:04
Da daa da

q = sqrt(x) – ( ( sqrt(x) – ( x mod sqrt(x) ) / ( x / sqrt(x) ) – ( ( x / sqrt(x) ) – sqrt(x) ) ) doesn’t work. In fact, you pretty much get what you start with.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 181 8/23/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-08-23 11:48:15
*sigh*

My journal has become alien to me. That’s no good. It’s been hard for me to update on anything, from my thoughts on genetic engineering restrictions, to mind expansion, to my new love interest, to my faster internet connection, to Second Life, updates on my existence…

I’m sure of course that all you cyber people out there would just love to hear all the inane details of my god forsaken life, I suppose, somebody out there finds pleasure in these things. So what am I writing in here for? Am I writing in here for you? Am I writing in here for me? Am I writing in here just to write?

I wish I had some great thing that has transpired in my life that I could pop out and share with you all and say, “Look, this is where I’ve been the last month and a half!” But all I have is this stupid god-awfully long book project that I’ve been working on for this old guy I don’t really care for. Oh well, once I’m done I’ll get the rest of my $1300. My time is being cut down again at the insurance agency, I suppose that is a good thing.

I love Dragon Sex Jesus and I’ve never met the man in person. I’ve never heard his voice. I have one tiny picture of him, but I have fell in love with his personality. Is that so strange? Should I be worried that the one person who seems most like the biggest match in the world is somebody I only know through text? Is there such a difference between books and reality?

I wish I had more to hold on to in life, and if you looked at it from the outside you’d think I would, but I really don’t. My mother said I was beyond sad, like deep down inside I was beyond being said at the prospect of leaving everything behind. All this time, even these past three years I suppose that is true, even when I said it wasn’t. My story isn’t finished yet, but at any given moment it could be. I mean… what’s the point really?

At any given moment I could figure out that last final step, access those last bits of information that would enable me to change the face of my entire reality. Solve the puzzle to my invention and unleash it upon the world. Become richer than my wildest dreams. At any given moment I could also die.

How puzzling these things are to me. How frustrating that so few people are really willing to see them, I mean, REALLY see them. Since I was born I’ve just wanted to change the world, and I’ve discovered to do that I must change my own reality. Is that really to much to ask?

I don’t want to go through life, be idealistic in my twenties, go through an existential crisis in my fifties, lament my old age in my seventies, and then just croak, and forgotten. I’m having my existential crises now, and I’m only twenty-one. I know you’ll probably doubt me, and tell me, “You don’t know what a real existential crisis is at twenty-one.” Well, you’ve obviously never met me if you say that. I want to break the pattern. I want to break the boundaries of my own existence. I just…

Anyways, I better get back to work.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 180 8/18/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-08-18 19:30:46
Good Events…

Are… what? To produce the future, every chromosome is in place…

Once you have ultimate power, it is not a matter of restriction. All levels of good and evil are accessible.

I’m in love.

Everything is possible.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 179 8/10/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-08-10 10:27:03

I am leaving you with a gift: peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really love me, you will be very happy for me, for now I can go to the Father, who is greater than I am. I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do, you will believe in me.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 178 7/22/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-07-22 14:08:49
Livin’ on the inside…

Outside so far away…

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 177 7/20/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-07-20 14:34:07
Requisite Work 71

Copyright 2004 A. C. Gmork Labyrinthian Kadran X. H.

Looking at all the pretty people,
Them looking at all the pretty things,
Laughing at innocent games, getting what they want,
All the pretty people who don’t understand me,
All their soft faces making fun of us,
As we make fun of them,
Lost carousel dolls on mobious strips,
We go round and round and round again,
All the beauty in this world above me,
Around me, within me,
But I can never find it when I look,
I want it so bad.

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CostumesFC.com Archived

So, this blog didn’t really turn into ‘learning how to program’ blog. It could be saved, but it has so many problems (being my first blog) that leaving it be is best. What it has turned into is an archive of my life online. In that vein, some of my sites that had URLs that aren’t up or updated anymore can be archived here.

So, the new place to find all the old CostumesFC.com is: http://www.furdev.com/costumesfc.com/

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LarryTheLabRat.com Archived

So, this blog didn’t really turn into ‘learning how to program’ blog. It could be saved, but it has so many problems (being my first blog) that leaving it be is best. What it has turned into is an archive of my life online. In that vein, some of my sites that had URLs that aren’t up or updated anymore can be archived here.

So, the new place to find all the old LarryTheLabRat.com is: http://www.furdev.com/larrythelabrat.com/

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 176 7/6/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-07-06 16:42:52
And I’m back.

And now I’m back in Colorado. Ate great seafood at Bubba Gump’s, saw the ocean, the sand was fine, and did some ADR recording. I feel like a real life actor! LOL whatever… thanks for the previous comments.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 175 7/1/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-07-01 13:11:08
It’s Thursday

And I’m going to California tomorrow.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 174 6/26/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-06-26 12:52:49
Requisite Work 68

My friends speak of being alone.

I never really understood the enjoyment of a bed of two until it actually happened. Sometimes when I’m trying to go to sleep, with thoughts swimming through my head, I wish someone I love could be next to me to hug, to whisper sweet nothings to, to caress, to care about, to fondle…

But not necessarily for sex, really, just to be there. When someone was there one day, and then isn’t there the next day there’s such a profound and strange feeling of absence…

I’m such a girl. Intimacy to me is more important than almost anything else. Some physical attraction is important too. I’m so lonely, I have practically yearned for there to be particular someones in my bed next to me. I lay there thinking about when fingers were run through my hair by romantic watchers while I slept and it just makes me want love.

Beng alone I’ve learned to find other things to live for, to smile about each day other than love. But it would be nice if the story actually worked out for once.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 173 6/22/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-06-22 14:07:31

Could you do me a favor?

Everybody go to this livejournal entry, and tell dragonsexjesus something nice and encouraging:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/dragonsexjesus/2939.html?mode=reply

Thanks!
Asher

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 172 6/22/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-06-22 13:31:11
This is where I was born

Adolescence is a surreal world: kids who don helmets and practice banging into one another for hours each week are deemed healthy and wholesome, even heroic. Geeks are branded strange and anti-social for building and participating in one of the world’s truly revolutionary new cultures – the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Or for being isolated or lacking school spirit. Or for listening to industrial music or wearing odd clothes. But perhaps geek kids are isolated partly because schools don’t provide them with any means of connecting.

Quoted from: http://slashdot.org/features/99/04/29/0124247.shtml

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 171 6/20/04

This is my old livejournal I found laying around my computer. I just thought, you know with my poetry and my seventh grade journal and everything, I could post is up here for posterity sake. I planned for this blog to be about my life and programming tutorials. I’m still working on the programming tutorials (as in, well, thinking about them). And all this old stuff, I guess is a good way to get to know me in a way. Mostly it helps me store stuff in a central location I want to look up later. So here goes. (Remember this is like 9-10 years ago):

2004-06-20 15:05:07
argh

Well, I’m trying to use rubycocoa on my OS X computer except I’m running panther with updated programming tools and it’s a server. So I have to modify some things around but now I’m just stuck. So I sent an e-mail to the author that says this:

I downloaded RubyCocoa-0.4.0 and have successfully installed it for Ruby 1.8 using all the steps that were in the instructions.

However, I’m not running 10.2 but rather 10.3 server.

I had to modify the install script so that pbxbuild now became xcodebuild. That worked alright.

Then I had to eliminate some particular constants (rb_NSGraphics.m -> AlphaEqualToData and AlphaAlwaysOne) (rb_NSSavePanel.m -> NSFileHandlingPanelImageButton, NSFileHandlingPanelTitleField, NSFileHandlingPanelBrowser, NSFileHandlingPanelForm, NSFileHandlingPanelHomeButton, NSFileHandlingPanelDiskButton, and NSFileHandlingPanelDiskEjectButton ) according to the release notes from Apple about Panther and AppKit.

I’m going to try go to through and according to the release notes update the rb_* source files for the framework, but there’s one thing I’m not understanding and I was hoping your experience with the project might shed some light on it. When I try to execute irb and type:

require ‘osx/cocoa’

I get the error message:

objc: failed objc_getClasS(NSObject) for NSServicesPasteboard->isa->isa
objc: please link appropriate classes in your program
Trace/BPT trap

What do I do in this case to remedy this?

Thank you for your time,
Asher Holley

Hopefully somebody will be able to help me.

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