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 201 10/29/04

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):

2004-10-29 22:39:15

Calvin is in town again! W00t!

Did I just say W00T?

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 200 10/29/04

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):

2004-10-29 17:34:52

Meme taken from <lj user=”djcrimsonfox”> who took it from <lj user=”frostdemn”>

  1. YOUR PORN STAR NAME: (Name of first pet + Street you live on): Kelly 61
  2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (Name of your favorite snack food + Grandfather’s first name): Chips Lilburn
  3. YOUR FASHION DESIGNER NAME: (First word you see on your left + Favorite restaurant): Shining McDonald, wadda freak?
  4. EXOTIC FOREIGNER ALIAS: (Favorite Spice + Last Foreign Vacation Spot): Salt —- er, that died.
  5. SOCIALITE ALIAS: (Silliest Childhood Nickname + Town Where You First Partied): Scarfoot Granby
  6. “FLY GUY” ALIAS (a la J. Lo): (First Initial + First Two or Three Letters of your Last Name): A.Ho — um, not right.
  7. ICON ALIAS: (Something Sweet Within Sight + Any Liquid in Kitchen): M&M Orange
  8. DETECTIVE ALIAS: (Favorite Baby Animal + Where You Went to High School): Puppy MIddle Park — that’s a detective alias? [ED: Puppy Panther is more like it.]
  9. BARFLY ALIAS: (Last Snack Food You Ate + Your Favorite Alcoholic Drink): Fries Gin & Tonic.
  10. SOAP OPERA ALIAS: (Middle Name + Street Where You First Lived): Cain … um First?

Dang meme.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 199 10/29/04

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):

2004-10-29 14:36:39

I want to make a couple things clear. I don’t think I was in the right about my second to last post. I don’t care who was right or wrong, I was just saying what happened.

In my opinion, yes, I’d do it again, but I’m not planning to simply for the convenience not for the safety. Why? Because if I did it solely for safety, the stupid people ‘win’ in essence. Do you really want that?

That is all.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 198 10/28/04

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):

2004-10-28 19:51:42

Well, fursuit trial day one. You have to realize, I have NO cooling unit in this thing, so it gets HOT. But that’s okay, I can handle that.

The middle school isn’t too far away, so I decided to walk with a short cut past the High School. Good idea? Bad Idea? I’m not really sure. However, I walked in front of the high school and there were several people tossing around a football. They said, “What the heck is that!?” Then of course, “Who are you? Who are you?” (The most asked question this evening. Of course, I don’t have a name, and I’m not about to take off my head, being fursuit etiquette and all) so I waved, opened and closed my jaw, looked nice, and kept walking. Well, then they threw the football at me. Didn’t hit me per se, so I played along and kicked it back. Then… they somewhat threw it at me again menacingly. There is no way I’m catching a football in a fursuit, I can’t do it out of a fursuit! So I started to just kind of back away. Next thing I know, one of them yells half-jokingly, “Get him!”

I’m not making this up.

So I start running towards the path around the track and football field which leads to the middle school. I stop for a moment, look behind me, and they’re still running! So I keep running! They are persistent enough until I get to the brown building, a good distance. Finally they turn back.

The event went great, I did the bowling booth. I handed out candy and everybody kept trying to guess who I was. I only had one middle schooler attempt to lift my mask. They all thought I was a teacher. Then those same group of high schoolers walked in. They hassled me, almost lifting my mask off this time, then they were escorted out. Aye aye aye.

So I start walking home. It’s dark at this point, and I’m navigating along pretty well given that the lenses have a proclivity to fog up real well. Good thing I know the roads and such like the back of my hand since I’ve lived here my whole life. Well, at the intersection of CR 61 and that other street (Amy, you know where I’m talking about) this white van pulls up with tinted windows. I’m thinking, oh boy…

Then there’s this girl giggling, and I hear, “Come here wolfie! Come here! Quick open the door!” This girl steps out and I wave at her and she waves back and she starts saying, “Who are you? Who are you?” (Honestly these people will have no idea who I am, I graduated out of their high school going on three-four years ago now) I point at myself, make a growling gesture like I’ve been doing, and she says, “The big bad wolf?” And I shrug my shoulders and put my hands up. Then this guy gets out and he says, “Who are you?” And I recognize him, I think. In fact, I think he’s with the other guys. So I start to walk away and wave my hand bye. Then, they start chasing me again. In the dark, on the side of the street. Yeah, great.

In all honesty, they probably would have got a hold of me, took my mask off, and said, “Who the fuck are you? Weirdo.” and left me alone, but I didn’t want to take a chance. They probably didn’t know what furry was, but worst case scenario up here they call me a fag and beat me up. Yeah, I like pain! (Note sarcasm). So I ran.

I avoid pretty well this car that wasn’t involved. Then this other car that must have recognized the first guy, or they’re just high school jerks, almost runs into me! He brakes of course, but I shout, “Holy fucking shit! That’s not funny!” I take off my head for a moment, and run, then put it back on. They ran after me all the way past the high school gates. Aye aye aye.

Finally I got home.

All I can say is… tomorrow I’m driving.

Current Mood: tired

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 197 10/27/04

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):

2004-10-27 00:22:27
Fursuit Done

Here are pictures of the fursuit pretty much done. The head came out a bit larger than I anticipated, and although you can’t see the booties and the tail in the pics they are there. I’ll get more pictures as it is put into use. I hope to wear it tomorrow somewhere like Grand Lake with Amy. So, Ta Da!

[Pictures in other post]

Asher

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 196 10/25/04

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):

2004-10-25 12:15:48
Yiff, Snugs, Stabs, Snorts, and Videotape

Man, I wish I could draw. I really wish I could hunker down and just learn how to freaking draw. I have discovered the problem is more psychological than skill, although skill plays a large part. I just don’t have the mindset of an artist at the moment. Of an image artist that is. I see everything mathematically and metaphysically, and I spend so much time towards those efforts.

Hopefully, they’ll pay off and I can learn how to draw. I hope to have an answer to my prototype within a week and a half. From there… millions!

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 195 10/21/04

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):

2004-10-21 09:07:30

Not a single doctor has ever saved a life, they have simply prolonged it.

I suggest and work towards saving one consciousness from death, and I am painted as unethical?

You tell me the logic.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 194 10/20/04

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):

2004-10-20 19:55:47
More Fursuitin’

Here is a cool few pictures of the head in two pieces now. There are going to be some modifications, some trimming and sizing down particularly. Anyways, there’s also the booties in progress (they are wrestling shoes with socks over them. Elastic has been put on the wrestling shoes like shoe strings and then little pull on ‘handles’ were added using the shoelaces. Also pictures are the inevitable eyes (lenses) and foot-claws. We have prepared the left hand but have yet to put fur on it.

Talk to you later,
Asher

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 193 10/17/04

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):

2004-10-17 22:20:51
Fursuit Day 2

Alrighty, first we finished up the paw by sewing and gluing on the suede pads. You already know most everything about the paw so here’s a couple pictures:

[Pictures in later post]

Yay! It looks great in my opinion. Then we moved on to the head and jaws. For a quick refresher here are the upper and lower jaws with mesh attached. (Not all the mesh in the photos is attached). Also in the collage are progressive shots of the devoloping head as it was sculpted with block foam, an electric knife, scissors, and lots of sewing to mesh (the support wire) and hot glue:

[Pictures in later post]

So, tomorrow we’re going to start working on the fur ON the head. Perfecting the moveable lower jaw. Perhaps get to the white left hand, booties… we’ll see.

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 192 10/16/04

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):

2004-10-16 23:56:14
Fursuit Construction

Okay, here’s how it goes:

I decided that I’m going to finally make a fursuit / halloween costume other than the brown and gray old furry pants that I’ve been desperately clinging on to. Now, when I decide something and fixate, I decide on something and fixate. So, now I’m building a fursuit :-). And I’ve got pictures to show construction!

We went to the Taxidermist in Hot Sulphur Springs to see some bear jaws, but when we got there it turned out he had thrown out his bear jaws because nobody had used them for so long. There were weird markings on the side door, something about Barry pointing to Judas in a cross like fashion. That was kind of odd. Anyways, I’m not a bear, I just wanted a big jaw. All he had was an actual fox skull with a tooth missing. So I took that (it was rather small) and decided that we could use it for a model.

Which is precisely what we did. Using Polyklay (or something like that) we crafted an upper and lower jaw (no picture of the upper jaw yet, only of the lower jaw) and twenty black claws. You put this clay in the oven and bake it for thirty to forty minutes and voila, you have a sculpture. Yay for me! Here are some pictures:

[Pictures to come in separate post]

And then we worked on the paws! Right paw first, which is the black paw. It has claws (you can’t see them as well in the picture yet but they’ll be more visible in the end) and has fur stitched to stretchy cotton gloves (med-small size for me little hands). We’re going to put pads on from suede elbow pads tomorrow and hopefully accomplish much more happy fursuiting things. It’s SO cool (funky Invader Zim happy sound) ^;^.

More to come!
Asher

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 191 10/13/04

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):

2004-10-13 21:31:38
Requisite Work 77

LOST….

THERE ARE STARS IN MY CLEAR BLUE SKY,
AND I LOOK UP PERPLEXED, WONDERING WHY,
WHERE DID IT ALL GO SO WRONG,
WHERE DID THINGS START TO FALL APART,
AND I WONDER IF MY LUNGS CAN TAKE ANOTHER DROP,
FROM THESE TEARS MY HEART CAN NOT DARE TO STOP,
FOR IF I STOPPED CRYING WOULD IT MEAN I DIDN’T CARE,
AND WOULD MY EYES DECEIVE ME INTO VISIONS OF YOU STANDING THERE
WOULD MY EARS LIE TO ME FROM THE SOUND OF YOUR BREATH,
AND WOULD MY HEART SKIP A BEAT STRAIGHT INTO DEATH,
ALL OF THESE THINGS I WOULD EASILY CHOOSE TO BELIEVE,
IF ONLY IN OUR HEARTS WE COULD OPEN UP – AND EASILY CONCEIVE,
THE THINGS OUR SOULS HAVE BEGGED A LIFE TIME TO RECEIVE,
BUT THINGS ARE SAID AND DONE AND WE MOVE ON,
AND WE- IN OUR OWN WORLDS – QUIETLY – SILENTLY- LIVE ON
FOR OUR ACHING HEARTS OF FELT PURITY – IN SUCH AS INNOCENCE LOST

INSPIRED BY ASHER HOLLEY…….. BY CR DAVIS

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 190 10/7/04

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):

2004-10-07 16:30:51
Requisite Work 76

(Note: This is a poem done by a friend of mine, it is not my original work. He asked me to post it here.)

Asher
© 2004 CRDavis

Finding this spark in eyes so crystal blue
Has taught me to believe in what is simply true
And that is to believe in these memories of me and you
And to go on in life no matter how hard —
For life is without a doubt just a test above all the rest
And we must continue to crawl beyond the light
Straight into the future of what isn’t — yet — known
For it is as my heart cracks and bleeds into open space
Do I realize in the mirror I see only your face
But I can’t — anywhere — feel the hands of grace
I’d pray to touch me in this cold and lonely place
And my bed has become a dark closet in my heart
For you’re no longer there to touch me in the dark
And as much as I try to solidly — quietly stand
The ground beneath me is licking my eyes like quicksand
And I find myself quietly sinking into the unknown

BY CRDAVIS 10 05 04

Current Mood: contemplative

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Old ’00s Journal Entry 189 10/4/04

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):

2004-10-04 10:42:14

You have obsessions of your own.

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FalcraftStudios.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 FalcraftStudios.com is: http://www.furdev.com/falcraftstudios/

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Solitaire-Movie.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 Solitaire-Movie.com is: http://www.furdev.com/solitaire-movie/

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