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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 133 4/16/04

This entry is part 133 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-04-16 22:56:10

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE PREMIERE W/ PAGEMAKER PLUG-IN IS SO COOL!

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 132 4/16/04

This entry is part 132 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-04-16 22:35:29
ARGH!

DId you know that Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation? I read in the paper either yesterday or today (can’t remember) this letter to the editor. He pretty much summed up that mental health problems or the ‘crisis’ in Colorado that allegedly exists is because people won’t deal with their root problems and instead take medications that just ‘put them in a haze’. He goes so far as to try to debunk that mood disorders and even worse conditions such as schizophrenia are not caused by physical disorders of the brain. Oh, I’m sorry, (note sarcasm) I didn’t realize that the CAT scan of that schizophrenic patient looked different than a ‘normal’ individual because of some totally unrelated mysterious OTHER factor. I highly highly doubt this person has had any large exposure to mental health care or patients at all. For every ‘failure’ there is a success story. Mental health care, and mental health medications can save lives. I know it saved mine. When will people learn that just because you can’t see the injury or the disease that it isn’t there?

It’s easy to pass someone by on the street and not know they have cancer, a mental/mood disorder, or HIV or any number of other things because those things are underneath the SURFACE. But the people in those lives, their friends, their relatives, they can probably tell you in crystal clear clarity just what it’s like to deal with a manic-depressive daily without any medications, or a delusional hallucinating schizophrenic. It’s not fun. It’s not fantasy. It happens, and the more we ignore it, the worse it gets.

So, um, could people like the letter writer above please open your mind to the possibility that the brain is NOT an infallible object and that the mentally ill are just weak, excused individuals? It would do the rest of us a favor, thanks.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 131 04/15/04

This entry is part 131 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-04-15 22:51:55
Requisite Work 57

I think sometimes we forget: what we see on the surface is not always what constitutes the whole. We say not to judge a book by its cover because it speaks nothing of what is contained within. Yet, I do not have to tell you that every day we are doing exactly that. We all do it, I suggest, moreso than even the greatest of us may suppose. At times this serves our purposes by reducing information overload, allowing us to quickly qrrive at decisions, to skim, skip, and focus on what’s important to us and our current situation.

It is because of this fact that I continually give people the benefit of the doubt. I find that when I leave myself open to ever changing impressions of people I’m many times rewarded at least twicefold in the long run in many tangible and intangible ways.

But what about ourselves, and our perceptions; our reality? We seemingly leave ourselves no room for doubt when it comes to ‘official’ reality when IN ACTUALITY what we are percieving as reality is really only the surface.

I suggest that the resultant surface pints to a very deep, possibly infinitely deep, whole. This whole is not mystically hidden from us as long as we have developed and/or use appropriate tools to pierce the veils of knowledge. On the flip side there are certain things that increase a veil’s potency.

Before I get more abstract let me point to an already existing exampl: science. Science has grown and emerged victorious, piercing veil after deeper veil of knowledge in an unending quest to understand the world around us. By observing nature, the ‘surface’ if you will, scientific inquiry has given us current abstract, ‘invisible’, beyond the surface understandings such as the equation for kinetic energy, or ripple effect prediction through fourier transformations. The possibilities in the field of science are endless given that the appropriate veils of knowledge can be pierced.

At times, in fact many times, what has later been shown to be scientifically stable, was at first considered heresie; sometimes even to the scientific community itself. This type of rejection by assumption is the most powerful veil reinforcement I have seen in operation that our society likes to entertain. It is the most detrimental force working against the further understanding of the world.

We will never reach the end of our struggle to understand and to create, but there are steps we can take to help ease our casualties. Reality is a whole, an unending flux of energy, not a fragmented system that is comprehensible only up to a point. The things we stare at today and do not understand can and will be understood tomorrow.

We have confused our understanding of the ‘facts’ as the absolute reality itself. From this vantage point it is relatively easy to see how one can reject new, heretical ideas through assumption alone. We attempt to categorize and precisely distinguish everything, pronouncing anything that does not fit into this paradigm as not ‘easily understandable’, ‘intuitional’, even unscientific, or ‘mystical’. While this method of distinctive measurement has its place, our society (I am American, so I am talking of American society) and inoculated minds take this measure beyond it’s appropriate measure.

We percieve such methods, distinctions, and divisions (fragments) as actual tangible unchangeable reality when IN ACTUALITY they only exist in our modes of perception, and thus in our minds. It is at this point that you, the reader, will most likely either continue with me or now reject what I am saying by the assumptions you have held so far.

I believe with reason that our current method of knowledge specialization, while necessary, will be recognized only as the backdrop or foundation of a much broader ultimate interdisciplinary understanding. An understanding whose purpose it will be to investigate and build appropriate ‘bridges’ between all human knowledge thus in the end hopefully resolving such conflicts as exist in current dualistic systems: good and evil, objectivisim and relativism, logic and intuition. I call this future understanding “holisticism”, or “halecism”.

And so it begins.

PS: I love fridays.

Current Mood: awake

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 130 4/7/04

This entry is part 130 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-04-07 12:06:30
THIS is truth

The instructions have been laid out, are being laid out, and will be laid out for you throughout time immemorial until the very day that our current concept of time ceases to exist. These instructions are not prophecied for you to follow, nor fight for, nor accept on faith alone, but for you to understand and in your understanding awaken to a new becoming. This new but old set of instructions is not laid out succinctly, nor stripped down objectively, nor torn apart analytically, nor smashed together intuitively, but rather woven into a living tapestry that exists now in the world. All you must do is tap into this interweavening, become connected to it and begin to understand it. Ergo you will awaken unto a new dawn rising on a new landscape of creative power; possibilities undreamt of before will lie before you.

In order to tap into this power within yourself you must possess and understand certain qualities. To not do so will limit how far you can go. You must eliminate hate from your reality. In order to eliminate hate you must first eliminate fear of the self. In order to eliminate fear of your own self you must understand and accept who you are. That means you need to at least have a sense of what your life means, what your past, present, and future are, why you feel that you are you. There is a reason for everything. You must yearn to understand and seek out this reason without preconceived notions. You must not assume that you know how to categorize everything. Attempt to UN-categorize and you will begin to understand.

You need to try to see the living picture of the world. The world is not dead, it is teeming with life from every conceivable direction. Life stems not from a separate sentient super-entity, but from the system itself. God is the system. Realize that energy is everything. God is made up of energy, for the system is made up of energy. Energy is God. Realize that you are energy’s voice. You are one of an infinite number of voices singing in chorus. No matter what you do you’re note will always be in accordance. The question is, what note will it be?

You are a conduit, you are a power point, you are a junction between the ephemeral and the solid. Realize that any such distinction is an illusion asserted by you. Those who practice righteousness will only ever do rightesouness.

If you want revenge you will get it, if you want to kill then you will, if you want to only see things your way, never changing, ever stagnant, you can. I am warning you now: if you do so, you will die fighting when this system of things fades out and the new system of things has commenced. You will not last, you will not understand how to. You will be your own death.

Likewise I am not your savior. No one living here is your savior. Do not follow me, nor any other person. Life your life for no one but you for the humble and the meek shall inherit this universe through one force alone: love.

Expand your love so that it covers every surface of your corner of the universe and worry only about that corner. Attend to your corner to make it a better place and you will see your corner grow exponentially in value and in love. You ARE the change in the world, unless you decide not to be.

This is only the beginning.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 129 4/4/04

This entry is part 129 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-04-04 21:33:50

Don’t open your eyes you won’t like what you see.
The blind have been blessed with security.
Don’t open your eyes, take it from me.
I have found you can find happiness in slavery.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 128 4/2/04

This entry is part 128 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-04-02 09:25:11

I’m going to quit my insurance job at the end of June. It’s going to be rough waters ahead. Amy, don’t mention anything to Kathy yet because I will when it’s time.

Wish me luck everyone!

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 127 4/1/04

This entry is part 127 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-04-01 17:48:08
Hmmm…

NOTE ADDED April 2nd: THIS IS ME ON A PRETTY BAD MOOD SWING… one of the side effects of being MOSTLY stabilized with bipolar. This one wasn’t the worst thank god (you should have seen the conversation). These don’t happen too often, but here’s the result:

So Kevin and I have this conversation on yahoo messenger right?

Turns out he deletes comments from his journal that he just doens’t agree with, eh, that’s what I expected anyway. And you know what? I’m a condescending bastard! Yeah, you know, that’s the truth I suppose, that’s what you get when you pretty much call it like you see it.

But that bothers Kevinland. It’s like when there’s a song with the word ‘faggot’ or ‘fag’ in it he bemoans the fact because he likes it a lot, even though *I’M* the freakin’ FAGGOT and I don’t even care!

I guess I pissed him off when I called him a fuckhead. That’s about the time he logged off.

Gee, I wish I could just drop everything *I’M* doing and have bound myself to and run off and become self-employed and live in Denver. It would be great to just get out and be and do everything I WANTED to do.

Oh wait, that’s right, I WANTED to do…. I remember those words… I WANTED to do.

Kevin doesn’t understand why I had such a problem with his post. See, I WANTED to do a lot of things, I’ve always wanted to do a lot of things. I WANTED to go to CU, I WANTED to do really well, I WANTED TCO to succeed, I WANTED to have XXXX fall in love with me, I WANTED to get to know my father, I WANTED to overcome my asthma and my allergies and my weak constitution, I WANTED to actually possibly be normal and straight and not have to worry about the world hating me or having an increased risk of STD’s, but no… I’m sorry, it didn’t happen. You know what happened? The real world happened.

I was kicked out of CU, I didn’t do well at all, TCO fell apart, XXXX fucked my girlfriend and didn’t tell me, Scott doesn’t talk much and you don’t really want to ask him a ton of questions, he doesn’t hang out, he doesn’t have hobbies that don’t involve haying, working, watching the discovery channel or FOX 31, or having sex with Mom, I DID overcome my asthma and allergies and weak constitution only to get FUCKIN’ BIPOLAR, I came to terms with being GAY, and the list goes on.

Now, I’m not a dumb ass, I know that Kevin has had plenty of challenges to overcome himself, he details them all out on his livejournal.

My point is this, despite all of these things, I STILL want to do a lot of things that STILL haven’t been accomplished. But am I just not wanting to get out of bed, scared of the outside world, complaining on livejournal about how I hate failing everyone, etc. etc.? Um, no. I’m sorry I did that right before I was hospitalized, and I got the fuck over it quick, about the time I got a job. Now am I saying that the things I want to do are impossible and not feasible and that I should take my head out of the clouds? No, I’m not. I think they’re great ideas.

I just think that Kevin’s got it pretty easy if he can just drop college and join the Peace Corps if you ask me, and no he doesn’t realize it, and yes, that’s pure opinion.

Oh well.

Current Mood: angry

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 126 4/1/04

This entry is part 126 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-04-01 16:05:45
Whew!

I’m engaged-to-go-out… it’s sickeningly cute.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 125 3/29/04

This entry is part 125 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-03-29 09:12:42
Yay!

I am not a deeply religious person by any of the ‘usual’ means, although I can be quite spiritual at times. However, there are times that the wisdom that is packaged in the words of religions such as Christianity, if followed, would benefit the world over in ways unimaginable. Sometimes I find these words, and I find within them encouragement and a faith in my own courage to continue to try to be the change that I want to see in the world. This is one of those times:

God’s hand took mine and we were silent for a while.
And then I asked… “As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons you want your children to learn?”

“To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved.

“To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.
“To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.”
“To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love, and it can take many years to heal them.
“To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.
“To learn that there are people who love them dearly, but simply have not yet learned how to express or show their feelings.”
“To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently.
“To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.

Take a moment today to let yourself be loved, forgive someone for their shortcomings towards you, offer healing words to someone you may have hurt in the past, see something differently than before, and most importantly, to repent and forgive yourself for a past transgression.

Peace out,
Asher

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Falcraft Config Constants WordPress Plugin Released

By admin As posted in wordpressdebugger.com:
Hello readers,
For the past couple of days I’ve been working on a WordPress plug-in based off an …read more

Source: Falcraft Studios

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Why Shrug?

Is it time to shrug? Is it ever time to shrug? Not really. How do we encourage or hoist rationality on the current culture? We don’t. How do we survive in a world seemingly filled with irrationality, selflessness, and vacuous morality? We never have.

We should live for ourselves. We should live our values, and joyfully reap their rewards, assuming they’re the correct ones. But, why?

There is no should, only choice. You choose not to live for anyone, including yourself. You’re not wrong, or right, you’re just there. You lie face up like an animal as the world’s storms bombard your prostrate body, the dirt below you absorbing the rain instead of your absent tears.
You can’t choose whether to feel or not to feel. You can’t choose not to feel pain.

If you shrug where do you go? Is there a Galt’s Gulch I’m not aware of for shrugging producers where they can be free from tyranny, free from each other? Run to the gulch, get under the shield. Leave behind the irrational’s in your life, your parents, your friends, maybe even your partner.

Flee others, erase God, disappear and never be seen again, but don’t feel pain. Never make pain your goal.

Chase beauty. Chase the still, transparent, yet solid beauty of morality; of certainty. Make clarity your home. Maybe instead of disappearing, maybe instead of feeling the weight of taxes, sheeple, and the spit of hate, you choose to be beautiful.

Just as the world is filled with claustraphobic darkness, there is light. The world is just as filled with people who have good intentions, those who want to do what’s right but don’t know how. These individuals are in search of happiness, security, meaning, and love. They are in search of beauty. They’re just like you, if you’ve made the choice.

So why shrug? Why shrug when you can do what you love without running away? Why shrug when you can feel the world’s light just as much as its weight? Do you really hold up the world?
I don’t have to live in a world where everyone thinks like me. I don’t want to live in that world. I can’t live in that world. I am an individual. I am brave. I am a broken unit amongst the standard, despite who sets it. We all are.

For myself I must be beautiful, even when those around me are not. If I make the choice, my fulfillment does not lie in their hands. I’m not a mote in other’s eyes. I can be still, level, and content to be me in a world I can discard. No matter where I am, there I am.

We create our own purpose, it can’t be given. I think we all agree here, in these echoing halls of rationality. Why create a purpose that hinges on the minds of others? Why chase something you can never have? Yet, it is the same when I hide. It is the same when I run away.

I don’t survive. I don’t attempt to find currency for my life in inflated slips of paper. I refuse to crawl from friend to friend, from one foxhole to another. I live to print my own money to spend, to create my own friends, and shine in the darkness.

I want to be the light, and that is all I’ve ever wanted. It doesn’t matter if anybody ever sees me. I see me.

I can only let others find their beauty. There is nothing I can do but be beautiful if I want to find beauty. There is nothing I can do but be loveable If I want to be loved. There is nothing I can do but be right.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 124 3/25/04

This entry is part 124 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-03-25 20:23:59
I have determined…

That I shall no longer say the Pledge of Allegience of America until the artificially inserted words “under god” are taken out. These words were put in place to politically differentiate us from the USSR at the time of the Cold War. The USSR’s chosen government ‘theocracy’ was Atheism (hmm…) while our chosen government ‘theocracy’ (I’m using that term very very lightly) somebody decided along the road was Christian (because of the culture of the founding fathers of course!)

I shall explain myself here. First off I believe the government should not endorse any particular religion. In the constitution it says man’s ‘creator’. It DOES NOT say who, or what, that creator is.

Second off I do not believe we are under god, I think that phrase is totally loaded and misunderstood and as a step towards the type of world I’m gradually describing within these pages, I am no longer saying it.

I am not denying the existence of God, nor the validity of any type of god-like ideas.

I just think the phrase has become obselete, meaningless, and an object of debate for far too long.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 123 3/25/04

This entry is part 123 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-03-25 15:12:30
Okay, well… you’ve been let go Dwayne.

The syndicate no longer needs you…

I’m reconfiguring my userinfo page so that I can reach some kind of virtual blogging ascension before I transfer my cyber-consciousness to be accessed through http://www.gmork7.com/

This involves re-’evaluating’ my friends list, and although it’s difficult to really ‘evaluate’ an individual (and since I don’t really comment a whole lot anyway) it won’t be easy. If you’re listed as a friend on my journal, and then you disappear, don’t take it as an insult, if you’d still like to have me list you as a friend for some odd reason then just leave a message here. No I don’t really think I’m THAT important that you’ll miss me on your ‘friend-of’ list. I mean it’s YOUR friends page that you look at right? I’m just being courteous.

So shut up, sit down, and raise your hand and we’ll all get along fine *whip in hand*… juuuust fiiine… (laughs in a sexual way… can you do that?)

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 122 3/25/04

This entry is part 122 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-03-25 12:51:21
YAAAAAAY!

MY G5 XSERVE FINALLY ARRIVED TODAY!

I don’t want to be at work anymore, I wanna go home and play with it!!!!

*virtually cries*

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 121 3/24/04

This entry is part 121 of 136 in the series '00s LiveJournal

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):

2004-03-24 19:37:14
Beautiful

I find this beautiful:

“Aside from what I feel to be the intrinsic interest of questions that are so fundamental and deep, I would, in this connection, call attention to the general problem of fragmentation of human consciousness, which is discussed in chapter 1. It is proposed there that the widespread and pervasive distinctions between people (race, nation, family, profession, etc., etc.), which are now preventing mankind from working together for the common good, and indeed, even for survival, have one of the key factors of their origin in a kind of thought that treats things as inherently divided, disconnected, and ‘broken up’ into yet smaller constituent parts. Each part is considered to be essentially independent and self-existent.

“When man thinks of himself in this way, he will inevitably tend to defend the needs of his own ‘Ego’ against those of the others; or, if he identifies with a group of people of the same kind, he will defend this group in a similar way. He cannot seriously think of mankind as the basic reality, whose claims comes first. Even if he does try to consider the needs of mankind he tends to regard humanity as separate from nature, and so on. What I am proposing here is that man’s general way of thinking of the totality, i.e. his general world view, is crucial for overall order of the human mind itself. If he thinks of the totality as constituted of independent fragments, then that is how his mind will tend to operate, but if he can include everything coherently and harmoniously in an overall whole that is undivided, unbroken, and without a border (for every border is a division or break) then his mind will tend to move in a similar way, and from this will flow an orderly action within the whole.”

David Bohm ~ Wholeness and the Implicate Order

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