Furkies Purrkies: Anthology of Inspirational Rhyme

Just another dang old Audio Book about wisdom and growing up.

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Of Computer Servers And Potatoes
Furkies Purrkies #942: Of Computer Servers And Potatoes

I uploaded 5 gigabytes, of which 4.5 were supposed to be already there. The 50GB disk, ran out of space. I didn't try to seriously delete, what maybe over 100,000 little files. I just canceled the hosting, and re-created it. In the process losing my already, hokey coupon. I also got an automatic $30 refund, so I am good for 3 months of hosting here. But, the software, is awful. I'll host with someone else, and just use a bare bone Linux. Debian, my Raspberry PI uses Debain too. I just uploaded a tar...

On Windows Into Computer Programs
Furkies Purrkies #941: On Windows Into Computer Programs

I spent the afternoon writing a tiny HTTP server, that can route requests from multiple domain names pointed at it. It is just 25 lines of code, and maybe another 50 in reusable functions. It has good code readability, but not because I took extra time to clean it, which I did. But because it is a program, that just does one thing well. This is often quoted, as the UNIX way. It is a strange thing to talk about, and a strange revelation. But large programs simply cannot be readable, unless they are built...

Choose The Right Music For Your Workout
Furkies Purrkies #940: Choose The Right Music For Your Workout

A workout is a battle, where you are not supposed to fight anything, there no time here to flex into some meditative state. You get on the floor, dumbbells in hand, your feet already hurt from the workout a day before. If it is October, and you are feeling like trouble, you already got your tail on for Halloween. And the only thing you can add... the only thing there is time left for. If pushing the play button, on your current playlist. Your feet should be already off the ground, before the intro...

Reimagining Socrates
Furkies Purrkies #939: Reimagining Socrates

Enhanced cognition is not a promise of a microchip, as you can’t make an untrained brain better, by adding even more empty space. Just like we won’t become more useful or fetching, with an extra arm or two. We won’t become smarter, if we add more brain. In fact we have plenty of room, close your eyes and try to navigate the walls of your apartment. So as long as it is connected, you’ll recall all the meaningful details. If you added pencil drawing to recalling details of those walls, you’d even refine...

Growing Up In Safety Of Wisdom
Furkies Purrkies #938: Growing Up In Safety Of Wisdom

It is not true that wisdom can only come with age, or that living life is the most powerful source. Wisdom, is the very thing that thinkers, aim to transport or deliver in books. A paper book is like a hard drive, paper is used for storage of information. Reading a book is not the best way, and for many it is difficult. The best way to get at the wisdom in a book, is to hear it, as it is voiced by the author. When we combine the wisdom in books, with authors that record it. We end up with a near...

The Shiny People
Furkies Purrkies #937: The Shiny People

Everybody seems to always write about them, and they have many names, legends, songs. They live life in such a way, that each new day adds to the coherent whole they already lived. That means each day makes them more, as they are traveling through life of wisdom. Were wisdom, can only beget more wisdom, and they are proper adults, and perfectly Human. Jane Loevinger in her stages of ego development, describes people who can improve themselves, mend their shortcomings. In the quest for self...

The Easy Peasy Workout; Or, Workout Advice For The Rest Of Us
Furkies Purrkies #936: The Easy Peasy Workout; Or, Workout Advice For The Rest Of Us

Please know that if you are heavy, that means you have a lot of muscle. It means you have been wearing a weight west, all the bodybuilders start out this way. But know that obesity is dangerous, if you don’t see a doctor often, get a blood pressure measuring machine, and begin tracking your return to health. Before you jog, learn to slowly do a walking-dance-like workout, where you go few steps back and forth with light dumbbells in your hand. This will get your body used to movement, and break in your...

How To Become A Trainer
Furkies Purrkies #935: How To Become A Trainer

To give you all you need to know in the first paragraph, stick cheap LCD interval timer on your customer(s). There are interval timer applications for phones, but the simpler the better, let the phone play music. Always remind them, to keep increasing their activity period, and shortening their rest, until they don’t have to rest anymore. For bigger muscles, slowly increase dumbbell weight, for more fat burning find faster songs to work out to, and remind them to hit every beat. Set the concepts of...

Easy Peasy Muscle; Or, How To Get Your Beefcupcake On
Furkies Purrkies #934: Easy Peasy Muscle; Or, How To Get Your Beefcupcake On

Exercise is easy and there are things that we can learn on our own, for example jogging will give a person larger leg muscles. In a way all the world’s joggers are running a massive experiment for you, results of which you can see with our own eyes. Rather than listening to a trainer that says, oh lift this way, that will quickly fill up your shoulder muscles. Who may have no idea what he is talking about, or how long it would take, and how long the exercise must last. Listen or look at athletes, that...

A Brand New Intergalactic Cruiser At The Spacedock For Each And Every Adventure
Furkies Purrkies #933: A Brand New Intergalactic Cruiser At The Spacedock For Each And Every Adventure

I am nearing the completion of my latest program, it generates a simple website based on folders with text files. I had a lot of fun writing it, there are many little programming gems that can make code fascinating. They are all too strange to describe, but they are like little creatures, each from a different galaxy. They are called libraries, and when you plug them into your program, you inherit the functionality within. There is also this cute little programming style, where you just write everything...

The Students Know
Furkies Purrkies #932: The Students Know

In computer programming we get shame-free instant feedback, whatever is not understood, will soon reveal it self, and guide the student. This is a form of testing, but more than that it is instant feedback, without shame. Unlike tests there are no threats of being held back here, of needing to repeat the class, or being punished in some other way. Teachers often say that tests and grades are a form of motivation, and that does make sense in ineffective or fake schools. Ineffective education is...

What The Doodle Is A Tutorial Anyway?
Furkies Purrkies #931: What The Doodle Is A Tutorial Anyway?

A tutorial is long step by step adventure, that explains a valuable talent, process, and technique. It can be said that a tutorial, is the finest personal learning experience. On the high end, of the spectrum... When you refine a tutorial, what you get is a series of 12 steps. That go by the nam e of: lectures, so a tutorial taken to a proper maximum. Makes a real Professor, and the resulting lectures, extremely valuable. The college mimicry, is precisely as old as fraud. Once you convert lectures, to...

Helpful Diagrams
Furkies Purrkies #930: Helpful Diagrams

I’ve been diagramming since 6th grade, my first real program diagram was about a lottery simulation. The bullies saw me pacing up and down the corridor, and laughed when I got a low graded. (For being accused of cheating, ...of copying my program from elsewhere.) But, I navigated the heck out of that thing, I later bought a Simon's BASIC book with my little savings. Diagrams, ere my entry into the world of programming, My next round of Programmatic Modeling, by means of Geometry Nodes in the Free and...

Web Design Is Super Fine
Furkies Purrkies #929: Web Design Is Super Fine

I’ve been making web pages, for ages. I have learned so much, just by creating buttons and such. I just started a looking at code, and I learned a boat load. Learning was never too bad, and I even just used notepad. At first I learned HTML and ASP, but then Perl worked hard on the server for me. It was a beautiful adventure in code as I jumped to PHP, ActionScript, Java, and now node. It was all so fascinating, that I never stopped creating. If you make programming your aim, know that it is like a fun...