Wed - Apr 20, 2011 : 04:10 pm
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Mormon : 3
If there is one thing throughout all eternity that I do *NOT* want to happen to me, is what happened to the Nephites in verse 15 of this chapter. Having the Lord, God of this earth, proclaim, "Vengeance is mine, and I will repay", kind of makes the hair on my neck stand up. The Lord makes good on all of his promises, and...
Sat - Apr 16, 2011 : 04:01 pm
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Ibanez S570B - Newest Addition!
So I wasn't really interested in getting yet another member of my little growing studio family, but I couldn't help but get this one after playing it at the local music store. Found it on a killer sale at samash, so I pulled the trigger.
Available to all studio clients for recording.
Isn't she gorgeous? She sounds awesome, too....
Thu - Apr 14, 2011 : 08:40 pm
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Mormon : 2
So, again, something kind of odd. Mormon was 16 when he was commissioned to be the leader of the entire Nephite army. Is that not insane? Seriously. Every 16-year-old I know barely has the sense to tie their shoes in the morning! Okay, not really, but - wow. Mormon was 16 years old when he was put in charge of th...
Wed - Apr 13, 2011 : 10:47 am
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Mormon : 1
Not sure why this caught my attention this time, but doesn't it seem a bit weird that Mormon was carried by his father when he was 11 years old? It seems like he was carried on somewhat of a journey, too - to a different land. Maybe his father was quite big and could accomplish such a task, because an 11-year-old isn't small enough to ...
Tue - Apr 12, 2011 : 09:51 am
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So, it's been awhile since I last wrote about the scriptures, but the fight to the end continues! I'm in Las Vegas right now for a conference, and what better way to start my day in sin city than to read the holy words of God?
4th Nephi has always been an amazing chapter to me. I would like to capture in my mind's eye, the way p...
Thu - Mar 31, 2011 : 11:02 am
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Melodies of March
I apologize for the complete lack of posts in March. I've been having so much fun recording, I forget to write about it.
If you'd like to stay more up-to-date with the studio happenings, I tend to post much more information on Advanced Budget Studio's Facebook page than on the blog. It's just easier.
So, head on over to Facebo...
Sun - Mar 27, 2011 : 11:27 pm
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Updated Audiofire12 + Gentoo
So, I wrote a few days ago how I was able to get my new echo audiofire12 working under gentoo Linux with the old firewire stack. Well, I couldn't leave well-enough alone, so I tried my hand at updating my kernel and using the new stack. Turned out there were a few caveats that, without some external help from a great person in the...
Sun - Mar 27, 2011 : 02:53 pm
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Sunday March 27, 2011
Hey everyone! It's been a while but I'm back and I have so much to share with you. Lately I've been busy with school. It's really challenging and it's getting down to being time for finals. I just hope that I'll do very well on my finals than I am on my classwork.
I also would like to share that I'll be participating in ...
Sat - Mar 26, 2011 : 10:00 am
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Echo Audiofire12 + Gentoo Linux
**UPDATED ARTICLE HERE** (for using the new firewire stack)
Okay. I got my new Echo Audiofire12 3 days ago, and I now have it fully functioning on all 12 ports. I don't have MIDI working yet, but I haven't really tried on that one.
Here's what I did to get it working.
First, I'm using the 2.6.33-rt kernel. I enabled the OLD FIRE...
Tue - Mar 22, 2011 : 11:53 am
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Linux: Extracting audio from video
So, I used to use the -dumpaudio switch in mplayer to get audio extracted from random videos, but now that seems to do not much of anything. I found this site which had a great explanation of how to get it done a different way, but was a bit out of date. The newer version is found below:
mplayer -vo null -ao pcm:file=audio_file_...
Wed - Sep 26, 2007 : 01:40 pm
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Ugliest Animal Ever
Okay... This is an unusual post for me, but I can't believe what I just saw.
For years I thought the hairless cat was the ugliest animal alive, but no - not even close to tell you the truth.
Goes to show that mother nature really isn't discriminatory at all. "Sickeningly ugly or average or whatever, come one come all", s...
Mon - Apr 07, 2008 : 05:07 pm
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TODAY IS OF COURSE THE MOST EXCITING DAY OF THE WEEK. YEP! THAT WOULD BE MONDAY... OKAY I AM BEING SARCASTIC, MY DAY WENT BY AT A GOOD PACE BUT WISH IT WENT FASTER, STRESSING ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS AND ALL. MY BILLS ARE CRAZY RIGHT NOW. I HAD A GREAT WEEKEND JUST SAT AND RELAXED AND WATCHED GOOD MOVIES. TODAY IS MY FIRST DAY TO DIET AND EXERCISE! ...
Wed - Nov 12, 2008 : 03:45 pm
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Simplicity - Perry
I'm not in the mood to write much, but I figure that since work is kind of slow today, that it would do me good to watch and write about a conference talk right about now.
Elder Perry's talk seemed to talk about a topic which would benefit a lot of people today - simplicity.
As far as I go, I can think right now of one specific thing which I co...
Thu - Jun 18, 2009 : 07:42 pm
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Alma : 31
Interesting Alma used the phrase "my heart began to sicken" when he heard about what the Zoramites were doing. That is such a descriptive word, and I can almost feel what he described as I read...
I also find verse 5 interesting at this point in my life. It seems that Alma confirms that sometimes, when moved upon by the spir...
Thu - Oct 23, 2008 : 06:12 pm
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PHP / PGSQL Character Encoding
I've been writing a snippet of code to take a list of rows from a table in an Oracle database, and have been having problems with a pesky error having to do with PostgreSQL's character encoding and PHP's handling of it.
The error I've been receiving is thus:
Query failed: ERROR: invalid byte sequence for encoding "UTF8": 0xae HINT: Th...
Thu - Aug 21, 2008 : 02:59 pm
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I haven't been getting much sleep lately... So I think I'll write about.... something. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to write about, but it's been much too long since I've written to continue not writing any longer.
I found this link today, given to me by this dude. It's a great theme for a blog, and I hope it goes far.
Wed - Aug 13, 2008 : 01:03 pm
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Reason i choose my nickname
If you knew me youd understand why i choose my name lifesux111.But you dont so i guess ill do a lil explainin.My life sux for a couple different reasons.#1I lost my bestfriend last night we have been friends for 5 years scince i moved down here.#2My dad got a blood blister like sometime last June which tottally sux bigtime!!!#3My mom left when i wa...
Mon - Sep 22, 2008 : 08:40 am
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Mosiah : 12
I wonder if Abinadi's disguise was due to him not being welcome in the city anymore, as in, he couldn't get in at all without it. Dunno... Just a thought.
Also, I find it quite prophetic for Abiniadi to be using the analogy of a piece of cloth in a hot furnace, as far as the worth of King Noah's life. He could have just as easily used...
Thu - May 22, 2008 : 08:26 pm
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The new FCKeditor version 2.6 seems to have a bug which for me was quite hard to track down.
I use PHP to interface with it, so the bug which causes images uploaded via the quickuploader is found in the
file on line 291.
The error reported by firebug is: uncaught exception: Permission denied to ...
Fri - Aug 10, 2007 : 01:12 am
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VLC - DVD Rip Command
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...
Sat - Sep 06, 2008 : 09:32 pm
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Project : LDS-Quotes.com
Although I use the Internet and Linux to make a living, there's still a bunch I have to learn. One of those things happens to be the most popular ad affiliate program in the world.
Last week, I was doing a bit of research, and found that I could be making a bit of money using google adsense. Enough to get rich? Heavens no, but ...
Tue - Nov 06, 2012 : 10:32 am
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I Got a Phone Call Today...
So, I was on my way to work today, when my phone rang - displaying an unfamiliar number. With everything going on in my life, I decided it would be a good idea to answer it anyway.
Turned out to be a really good idea.
Last week, I decided to take the time to draw out plans for the studio and turn them in to the city for approval. I ...
Mon - Jan 04, 2016 : 07:41 pm
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2015 Conf #2 - "God Is At The Helm"
"Hold on with Both Hands"
- I love this quote. It suggests that holding on with one hand isn't enough... and honestly, in my life, it hasn't been enough. When I live the Gospel half-heartedly, I feel a contrast to the times when I know I am giving it my all. The closer we draw to God, the closer God draws to us (...
Tue - Oct 21, 2014 : 10:20 pm
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Seek God Sooner
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 ...
Tue - Sep 17, 2013 : 11:08 pm
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So, about 4 or 5 years ago, I met a guy named Jesse Crowley, and we played music together. At first we played music that other people wrote, but then Jesse got bored with that, and decided to write Christmas music instead. We recorded a few Christmas albums, and I think they turned out pretty good.
So, Jesse decided that wasn't enough...
Tue - Sep 22, 2009 : 06:05 pm
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Mustang GT vs. Camaro vs. GT500
Last Saturday, I woke up much earlier than I should have in order to go down and help my good friend Scott wash his cars, in preparation for his selling them.
After washing his other two cars, we decided to wash my car, and to be honest, I was a bit skeptical as to how this "great new car washing" system would work. Well... ...
Tue - Oct 09, 2007 : 05:42 pm
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"I Can't" ... Bah!
Ya know... One thing which really irks me is when someone tells me "I can't", for whatever reason.
I'm not exactly sure, either, since there really are things which we cannot do, such as transmutate ourselves to become vultures. I don't believe I've ever met a person who has become a vulture, although, that would mean that he...
Tue - Jan 11, 2011 : 05:33 pm
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3 Nephi : 20
So, in Gospel Doctrine, from time to time, we talk about praying, and how we're supposed to pray all the time, and then we get the comments that it's impossible to "pray" all the time, and then someone else says that we need to be praying "always" in our hearts. That's true, and verse 1 of this chapter is Jesus' commandmen...
Tue - Jan 15, 2013 : 09:06 pm
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What a whirlwind, I tell you what. The usual cliche's about this being the busiest time of my life seem to pale against reality, so I'll just dive into the thick of it all.
I've spent the past 3 weeks working intensely on getting the new studio up and running. Thanks to the help of my brother Ryan, my dad Ray, and a good friend, Jeff Stock, th...
Tue - Jan 19, 2016 : 10:29 am
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2015 Conf #4 - "Yielding Hearts to God"
"Yielding Our Hearts to God" or "Change of Heart" - Man, I love this talk.
I wish I could tell you all how much this talk means to me. When I heard it the first time, I was with noisy kids, so I didn't get much out of it, but the next time I listened to it was during lunch, and I was alone. I...