My Beautiful Life Blog

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What is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)?

I’m not personally huge on modifying or getting my IDE to do lots of bells and whistles, but simply having a central program and place to debug, test, compile, and write your code is very powerful for your productivity.  Add on that basic code inspection tools, error checking, syntax highlighting, file tracking, version control, and you got yourself a tool I’d use any day.

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What Is A Linker?

Linkers are essential pieces of the software development process and allow programmers to separate out their code in meaninful ways.  They also allow the use of programming libraries, code that has been generated to be used by other programs.  The C Standard Library is an example of such a library, allowing standard C programs to link to its code to perform such operations as general input/output.  If we did not have a linker in our compilation process we’d have to write all our programs as one giant monolithic file.

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Pearl Street Serendipity

Asher relates his journey into anxiety madness, and how he hit the wall. But Maus and he took a trip to Boulder on Pearl Street in search of a stone to help his anxiety. It was a serendipitous trip all around, finding some great finds and seeing some cool stuff. Relax on Pearl Street with Asher.

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Memory Map of an Imperative Program on Most Processors

This isn’t THEE only memory map of every program everywhere, but it is generally the memory map for most programs most average programmers create, being imperative.  In programming languages like assembly or C, you work with this map pretty directly, but in more abstract or higher-level languages such as Python or PHP, many of these memory issues and placements are taken care of for you by the interpreter or compiler.

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Interpretation Versus Compilation

You will find some individuals who consider whether a language is usually interpreted or compiled split languages into these categories.  However, the truth of the matter is quite the opposite.  Whether a language is compiled or interpreted is actually an independent choice from the nature of the language itself.  Any language can be interpreted by what is known as an interpreter, or compiled by what is known as a compiler.

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The Nature of the C Programming Language

In this article we cover the C programming language: where did it come from, how it relates to other languages, what can it do, what doesn’t it do, and the future of the language. C is a powerful language any aspiring programmer would benefit from learning and mastering. Even today, in embedded systems, C is very much employed, and in that personal respect, important to building my robot.

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Isaac Homebrew at New West Fest 2017

Isaac goes out during New West Fest and meets a robot and a kind old lady. A video and gallery are posted up. Now, last time I wrote that I met another fursuiter out when we were out there.  This time Isaac was all alone, which was nice.  I like to be the only suiter around, but hey, what can you do.  Anyways, hope you enjoyed Isaac Homebrew’s latest outing, I’m looking forward to more!

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Japanese Hiragana “H”, “B”, and “P” Syllables

These are the first videos I’ve made in this manner, and we made these in a public place (Starbucks, shocker) so the sound is wonky. But, here is the video explaining the cards, and the “H”, “B”, and “P” sounds of Japanese. Please pardon my pronunciation, I’m completely self-taught and so I probably do it a bit wrong.

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Programming Language Crash Course (Bootstrap Part 1)

With variables, data types, flow control, functions, expressions, statements, subroutines, and such under your belt, you are prepared to understand more fully just about any programming that comes your way from any of the popular general purpose languages out there.  That’s really the core of what makes up programming today (granted you’re not using a more specialized language such as Prolog or LISP).

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Game Series: Dragon Warrior (NES) Episode 8

I try to go to Cantlin, but I have to level up, a lot. I spend quite a bit of time in the tomb behind Garinham leveling up. On my way to Cantlin I encounter three new creatures for our bestiary. I finally make it to Cantlin where I learn a LOT of very useful information as to the whereabouts of Erdrick’s artifacts.

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Pokémon GO Round Up 17

I caught, evolved, and hatched quite a few pokémon! In fact, I got a Magmar, which I’m pretty excited about… but a Shuckle and a Smoochum aren’t bad either. There were pokémon EVERYWHERE this week, but, I have yet to try out the new battles and gyms.

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What Is Linguistics: An Introduction

Linguistics is a deep field, and not necessarily an always well documented.  I’m looking forward to delving into further details of the study of linguistics particularly as it pertains to artificial language construction and artificial intelligence.  I hope this article was helpful in maybe clearing up or helping focus what linguistics means today, and that you found it useful.

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Running Against Dysphoria

And I thought, I considered, when has this occurred before?  Now, if I become dysphoric and hate on myself and form a very altered version of reality and it lasts for five days with me being unable to do anything but lay on the couch, Maus wants to take me to the crisis center.  Five days!  That’s nothing compared to the state I found myself in for two and a half years.  I’ve written about it before.

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Totoro Yoga Rolls

Maus and I went to Barnes and Noble for a sale, and I got a new keychain. However, My Neighbor Totoro trinkets were calling to me, but alas I did not buy any. I did however buy a present for Captain which was neat. Why is there yoga in old town, why am I at Starbucks, and what do these antennae do on this Caterpillar Roll?

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Pokémon GO Round Up 16

I’ve captured A LOT of Pokémon, hatched a Staryu, and evolved a bunch of ’em too. In fact I got a medal for evolving 20 Pokémon. This is a fun game.

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Borderline Pursuits

My ideas are worth something. I want to do some tutorials on electricity and programming, partially because I want to build an augmented reality system for myself (and potential future fursuits). I also want to make a new fursuit, this time of myself. In terms of programming, I though it’d be kind of cool if I could make some kind of game engine editor thing, even if it was only for me and Maus to use. Another thing I thought would be interesting to build is an AI/Robot thing.  I always dream of creating a furry robot that could be my friend. What do you think?

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Announcing PYGJS (PyGame in your Browser/NodeWebkit)

That’s right, run PyGame (in all it’s Pythonic glory) IN THE BROWSER! All in all, it’s a rough draft.  The code isn’t fully documented because really, it’s ported from other places where there IS documentation (pygame, gamejs, etc.)  Anywhere where the functions/classes don’t QUITE act like their pygame equivalent I make a note of though, so that you aren’t tripped up.

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Game Series: Dragon Warrior (NES) Episode 7

Garin’s Tomb, Staff of Rain, Stones of Sunlight, and levels, oh my! Here I gain the Silver Harp from Garin’s Tomb, and then obtain those other items from where else I need them. Once I obtain these items I gain some levels, reaching level 16 before I try my next stint.

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HTTP Explained: The HyperText Transfer Protocol, Part 1

We’ve covered the basic concepts of HTTP and the types of information that it deals with. We dealt with the parts of an HTTP request on a high level, all the different request types, and some of the other basic features and ideas of the HTTP (protocol).