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Sun - Jul 26, 2015 : 11:18 pm
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Sunday Miracles...
PoeticIntensity
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 I'm not quite sure why I chose the title, "Sunday Miracles", but it seems to suit what happens when one chooses to follow the Spirit.  In any capacity. Nothing too earth-shattering for today, but I felt inspired to come down and write.  I personally believe the Holy Ghost is far more active in our lives (even if we choos...
Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Jun 02, 2015 : 12:17 am
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Studio vs Live...?
AudioGuru
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 So, I recently went to a Walk Off The Earth concert, and it was awesome.  Their concerts just keep getting better and better.  As good as it was, that's not the purpose for this entry.  The purpose is a guy named Scott Helman, and a thought he provoked. Scott Helman performed for 30 minutes before WOTE came on stage.  He...
Music / Studio
Tue - Feb 24, 2015 : 01:27 am
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Late-night Testimony
PoeticIntensity
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 So, I was just in bed just about to fall asleep (like within 1 or 2 minutes of sleeping), and I felt like I needed to come and write in my journal. My prayers on Sunday evening, I believe it was, felt just like I was communing with the Spirit.  Everything spiritual seemed so easily understood and understandable. Man, I hope this make...
Personal / Spiritual
Thu - Jan 15, 2015 : 12:23 pm
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1 Nephi 4
PoeticIntensity
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 So, I was listening to, and reading, 1st Nephi chapter 4 in the Book of Mormon this morning, when a verse caught my eye, and my mind dwelt on it for a bit.  It was verse 6.  Verse 6 reads as follows: "And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do." Seems pretty ino...
Book Of Mormon / Spiritual
Sun - Jan 04, 2015 : 12:09 am
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Headphones
AudioGuru
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 So, I've been asked about headphones recently by a lot of friends.  So much so, that I thought I'd write down a few words, more regarding what you should not buy, rather than what you should.  This is simply due to the enormous amount of generally good, and wildly varying headphones out there. As most of you know, I'm an audio eng...
Audio
Wed - Dec 31, 2014 : 09:38 pm
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New Years' (almost)
PoeticIntensity
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Approximately 4 years ago, sometime during the summer, from time to time I would go outside our back door and lay out on the concrete slab and look up at the stars.  We had been in our home about 7 years and had no intention of moving, or changing, or doing anything but doing what we were doing.  I was in love with my wife, trying my best...
Personal / Spiritual / Studio-journey
Thu - Dec 18, 2014 : 06:19 pm
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Christmas Time!
AudioGuru
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 So, today I released what has proved to be the best recording of any choir I've ever produced.  It was the UVU Institute's Latter-day Celebration Choir.  The song is "Baby Boy", one I've never heard before. It can be heard by clicking here. (feel free to download, listen, and share as much as you like) This was my fora...
Music
Tue - Oct 21, 2014 : 10:20 pm
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Seek God Sooner
PoeticIntensity
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 So, I thought I'd write something down that happened today. For those of you who know me, I'm a pretty laid-back, easy-going type of guy. My wife and I went to sleep quite late, mostly because we couldn't stop talking and laughing with one another (not an uncommon occurrence, unfortunately), and also unfortunately, we were woken up early ...
Personal / Spiritual
Sat - Oct 04, 2014 : 05:30 pm
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Sacred Sounds Acoustics...
AudioGuru
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 So, a few days ago, a friend of the studio called up and asked if I would help him out with a project.  As he described the project, I grew more and more interested. The project is called "Sacred Sounds: Cathedrals of Europe" The gist of it, is that a group of researchers are going to be travelling around Europe studying th...
Miscellaneous
Wed - Sep 10, 2014 : 10:03 am
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Live Room Upgrade
AudioGuru
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Soon after I began recording audio, I had a feeling I would be in the pursuit of an unattainable goal.  Finding that "perfect" recording space, or even creating that "perfect" recording would be difficult, if not entirely impossible. 10 years after I began, I was able to pour my heart and soul into a new recording space, ...
Studio
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Sun - Feb 10, 2008 : 11:47 am
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Comcast Bit Torrent Filtering
PoeticIntensity
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I've been using Comcast for my personal Internet connection now for about 5 years.  Personally, I think they do a great job.  My connection goes down on average about once per year, and it just works really well with my lifestyle.  I think the price is a bit much, but having a steady Internet connection means a lot to me, so I keep i...
Computers / Drm
Thu - Mar 11, 2010 : 05:16 pm
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Ibanez SR-300 + Kustom Amp!
AudioGuru
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Since we've opened for business, and even before, I've started to notice a sad trend in recording audio.  This is speaking extremely generally, and there have been a few people who have definitely broken the mold, but in my experience, I've noticed that the musical instrument getting the least amount of love is the bass guitar. For the most ...
Audio Hardware
Wed - Aug 27, 2008 : 08:59 am
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Dave Pelzer
PoeticIntensity
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I just got done reading the book "A Man Named Dave", after reading "The Lost Boy", and 6 years ago, "A Child Called It". Ya know...  To a certain extent, I enjoy doing things from time to time, to keep myself grounded.  To keep myself living in a reality close to what is real for everyone else.  I do t...
Life
Sun - Jul 27, 2008 : 06:18 pm
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My Wedding Day...
PoeticIntensity
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I got married like a bit more than 5 years ago, and I'm lovin' it. But, during those five years, I've had some footage gracefully shot and donated to me by my friend Ty Swartzlander on my wedding day.  On that day, Ty told me he was going to put something together and give it to me later, but instead, I told him I'd really, really, real...
Kdenlive / Personal / Video
Wed - Aug 05, 2009 : 12:53 pm
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Ballmer at it again...
PoeticIntensity
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I just got done reading about and listening to a wonderful audio-bite from good ol' Steve Ballmer.  Honestly, I don't understand why Microsoft keeps him employed. Anyway...  According to Mr. Ballmer, Linux is no longer free.  So, with that in mind, please do not try to download Linux from here, or here, or here, or here, or here, o...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft / Programming
Sun - Jul 12, 2009 : 03:16 pm
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Love Through Trials
PoeticIntensity
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My marriage, or rather, the marriage I have entered into with my sweetheart for the last 7 years, hasn't really been that bad.  In fact, I'd say we're definitely on the upper-hand of "marital happiness" as far as the national statistics go. There are quite a few reasons for this, I'd say.  One is definitely that I feel I'm giv...
Family / Life / Personal
Thu - May 29, 2008 : 06:20 pm
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Postgres Authentication in Proftpd
PoeticIntensity
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Today I was commissioned to create an FTP server here at work.  Through persistent pestering of the hideously insecure nature of FTP in general, my boss let me dedicate an entire server just for the company's need to FTP.  This was to negate the possibility of any hacking of the web server, should the FTP server be compromised.  It's...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Mon - Aug 23, 2010 : 07:30 pm
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Worlds of the Crystal Moon
AudioGuru
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A while ago, Advanced Budget Studios had the privilege of working with the author of a great book in a voice-over.  The author's name is Phillip Jones, and his book is called Worlds of the Crystal Moon. When I was contacted to help out with the voice-over, I had no idea what to expect, and I wasn't sure what Phillip was expecting, either.&n...
Audio / Mixing / Voice-overs
Tue - Sep 02, 2008 : 08:08 pm
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"Finding" Joy
PoeticIntensity
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Earlier this evening, it was absolutely beautfiul outside, and for some reason, I wasn't drained of energy from the daily grind, so I decided to take my wife and my kids out to the park nearby. While I was pushing Collin and Luci on the swings, I realized how wonderful playing with kids can be.  Of course, this wasn't the first time I reali...
Children / Life / Parenting
Sat - Apr 17, 2010 : 03:32 pm
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Ingredients of Life
MJS
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I haven't written in a while- my life is crazy. Balancing all the ingredients of life is no easy task. Ingredients. Hmmm.That reminds me, I love this recipe I found online that is SO easy. It takes five minutes. Literally. It has simple ingredients that can be found around the house. Chocolate Mug Cake. Thank you to Group Recipes.com. Enjoy! In...
From A Wild Mind / Recipe
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Wed - Mar 03, 2010 : 10:06 am
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Proper Spelling of "Ridiculous"
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  I rarely ....  well..  I never have posted something like this before in my blog, but this is getting RIDICULOUS.  This is not getting REDICULOUS.  It is getting R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S It seems like when ever I see that word spelled anywhere on the Internet, it's spelled consistently wrong, and I can't for the life ...
Babblings
Sun - Feb 10, 2008 : 11:47 am
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Comcast Bit Torrent Filtering
PoeticIntensity
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I've been using Comcast for my personal Internet connection now for about 5 years.  Personally, I think they do a great job.  My connection goes down on average about once per year, and it just works really well with my lifestyle.  I think the price is a bit much, but having a steady Internet connection means a lot to me, so I keep i...
Computers / Drm
Fri - Aug 10, 2007 : 01:12 am
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VLC - DVD Rip Command
PoeticIntensity
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I must proclaim it from the rooftops!!!! Yes!  I finally figured out how to rip DVDs with that nasty Sony ARccOS protection!! (up yours, Sony) You see, I'm one of the good guys. I don't condone pirating stuff, and rarely pirate anything myself. The collection of the 5500 songs I own, are 99% mine (I'm not perfect), as well as my hundre...
Gentoo / Linux
Mon - Jan 05, 2009 : 02:53 pm
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Gentoo / Gnome USB Automount
PoeticIntensity
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Awhile back, almost every gentoo / gnome computer I built would do this wonderful thing called "auto-mounting" all devices plugged in via USB. Well, I really didn't know what or how this was done until it started not doing it any more. So, I went over to my brother's house armed with a determination to figure this stuff out, and I'll ...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Mon - Mar 01, 2010 : 04:52 pm
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AES and PHP
PoeticIntensity
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After receiving a warning in my PHP implementation of AES encryption (which is called Rijndael), I did a quick google, and found one match - and it happened to be in planet larry, so...  I clicked on the link to go to the blog which contained the fix, and found it wasn't there anymore...  So..  I thought I'd just copy the answer and ...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Thu - Feb 19, 2009 : 02:14 pm
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Who Uses Linux?
PoeticIntensity
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I was reading this article a few minutes ago, and a conversation I had with a potential employer popped into my head. It was an interview for a Microsoft ASP programmer I responded to about 3 years ago.  They wanted a senior web engineer, and I responded with my PHP credentials, and for some reason, that led to an interview. The intervie...
Linux / Microsoft
Wed - Apr 02, 2008 : 02:33 pm
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Linux Software RAID On Trial
PoeticIntensity
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Here at work, the time is fast coming where I will be required to put live, the server I've been working on for the past year. And we all know that when the rubber meets the road, things get a little bit more serious. I came to the conclusion that since I'm the only Linux person in this company, should the Linux servers ever decide to go *kap...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Linux / Programming
Wed - Dec 05, 2007 : 01:16 pm
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Logitech Orbit AF and Gentoo
PoeticIntensity
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This morning, I ended up with a new toy in my hands and as luck would have it, I also had a couple of hours to mess with it. The device is a Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF webcam. I've always had a little interest in videography (nothing compared to my interest in audio, however), and from time-to-time I've tried to get various webcams to work in L...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Thu - Mar 26, 2009 : 09:54 pm
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Tuning My Snare Drum
PoeticIntensity
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Well...  Yesterday, a friend of mine had told me he had the privilege of being formally taught how to tune a snare drum. I read what he had to say (he posted it on facebook, so if you're not his friend, I imagine you can't read it, but here's the link anyway) So, today, I went and investigated a bit of whether I could get the proper tool...
Drums / Music
Mon - Jun 09, 2008 : 10:33 am
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Video Editing With Kdenlive
PoeticIntensity
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I've recently become interested in integrating video into my journal and blog.  As such, I realized that my 4-year old digial camera just wasn't gonna cut it anymore, so I went out and bought the cheapest camera I could find that would shoot 30 frames per second which happened to be the Nikon S210 digital camera.  It takes pretty good vid...
Computers / Gentoo / Kdenlive / Linux / Video