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Mon - Feb 07, 2011 : 05:40 pm
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3 Nephi : 24
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Interesting that I should choose to read this today, because my wife and I were talking a bit about the 2nd coming last weekend.  The second coming shall be like a "refiner's fire", which, of course, is meant to purify - or to burn out impurities.  That which abides by the law is sanctified by the same.  A talk I once heard...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - Feb 04, 2011 : 12:24 pm
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Lucid 8 and Smooth Intentions
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Some projects are just worth the wait.  Four months ago, we started working with a group named Lucid 8, and quite honestly, I've been itching to get their demo finished.  Well, we're heading down that road now, and it feels great.  We have one song finished, with 5 more quickly getting wrapped up.  Can't wait to see where these ...
Current Events / Music
Tue - Feb 01, 2011 : 10:40 am
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3 Nephi : 22 - 23
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Chapter 22 was another toughy, but I figure I'm gonna better my life if I read and am only able to type a tiny bit, rather than not read at all. I guess my brain is still getting over this sickness, because I find it difficult to do any critical thinking.  Anyway... I found it interesting the bit about "more are the children of the de...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sun - Jan 23, 2011 : 01:33 am
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Studio Happenings...
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So... I apologize for not having kept up-to-date with what's recently been going on, but I honestly haven't had the time!  If I have to choose between recording music, or writing about recording music, I'll take the former, thank you very much. So, this last week was booked solid - again.  We saw a few regulars come in and a few new on...
Audio Hardware / Miscellaneous
Tue - Jan 18, 2011 : 05:30 pm
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3 Nephi : 21
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Ya know... I've now read this chapter twice, and I cannot remember a single thing I read.  I started journaling about the chapters of the Book of Mormon January 1, 2008 - as a resolution to write about each and every chapter of the book.  I'm not sure if I can make it through this chapter one more time!  I have no idea what's going o...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures
Mon - Jan 17, 2011 : 10:50 pm
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New Direction in Following Christ
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  this ones personal. I left the church after realizing that I am gay, and I don't want to change that. Lastnight. I do not believe in the Church's stance on homosexuality. Which is that you can overcome those temptations, that it is an awful sin, and as long as you don't act on it, youre okay. I really don't believe that God would make 10% of...
Babblings / Book Of Mormon / Everyday Thoughts / Gay / Gospel / I Dont Want It No More / Lds / Lesbian / Me / Miscellaneous / Past Memories And Future Concerns / Personal / The Future / The Gospel / The Past / Things I Like
Mon - Jan 17, 2011 : 03:40 pm
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Marathon of all Marathons
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So, in this business you really have no idea what's coming at ya.  From the music, to the ability, to the genre, etc, etc, etc...  You can schedule a band for a full-day, and they can come in and get it all done sooner or later than what was previously thought.  There are so many variables, it can get a bit stressful. So, two days a...
Music
Thu - Jan 13, 2011 : 09:08 pm
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General Thoughts
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I got down here to my studio tonight, after playing with the kids, putting Sam to bed, and taking care of a few other odds 'n' ends, and I got to feeling like I should write in my journal.  Not entirely sure about what, but it's been months, if not a few years since I have just sat down to write, with nothing in mind beforehand.  Some of ...
Babblings / Personal
Tue - Jan 11, 2011 : 05:33 pm
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3 Nephi : 20
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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...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 10, 2011 : 05:10 pm
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Great start to 2011!
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So, Advanced Budget Studios took a bit of a break during the holidays, and with that came the usual curiosity as to how the new year would be. Well, I'd have to say that 2011 is looking great.  We started off the year recording a wonderful new artist named Taylor Miller.  He'll have a website up soon, and his music sounds fabulous! ...
Miscellaneous / Music
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Mon - Mar 23, 2009 : 10:00 am
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Alma : 17
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The beginning of this chapter is one of my favorites.  I love verse 2 and 3. True friendship, at least in my case, is always born of spiritual origin.  The friends I've had that have lasted have always had a solid spiritual foundation.  And yes... Finding that old friends have kept the faith and increased in the knowledge of the Lo...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Spiritual
Mon - Dec 15, 2008 : 05:53 pm
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Alma : 2
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I find it interesting the way they referred to Nehor in verse 1:  a man "after the order of the man that slew Gideon by the sword, who was executed according to the law".  Why didn't they just say "Nehor"?  Especially seeing that writing in plates was so hard. In verse 10, Mormon notes the intent with which Aml...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - Apr 29, 2011 : 05:19 pm
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Upcoming New Modded Mics
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So, in the business of audio recording, it doesn't get much more fundamental than 1. Room Acoustics, 2. Sound Source, and 3. Microphones. One of those three basics is about to get a serious upgrade here at Advanced Budget Studios. Today, Michael Joly of OktavaMod is modifying two Apex 205 ribbon microphones, and will be shipping them back ear...
Audio Hardware
Sun - Nov 02, 2008 : 10:10 pm
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Samuel's Baby Blessing
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Well... Today was the big day at church with the blessing of the newest addition to the Jones family, Samuel Jones. The blessing went well, even if I did botch the proclamation of the power by which the blessing was given.  I'm glad God is a forgiving God. The spirit of the meeting was wonderful, and it testified quite powerfully of one sp...
Family / Friends / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Wed - Nov 18, 2009 : 06:20 pm
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Advanced Online Drums!
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A few months ago, I thought I'd get a bit more serious about setting up a semi-professional studio in my home.  It's worked out great, so far! As I've worked with clients, they've been more than happy with the results, and I'm learning new techniques and tricks of the trade at the same time.  So far, so good. So, along this trail, I b...
Audio / Drums / Music / Personal
Sat - Jul 11, 2009 : 01:01 pm
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Alma : 34
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I read Alma 34 two days ago, and haven't written about it.  I hate it when I don't have time to write about the scriptures when I read them, because each time I read them, I feel something different about different portions of the scripture.  Ah, well..  I'll read it again and see what happens this time. Right out of the gate, Amul...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sun - May 18, 2008 : 10:24 am
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2008 UVSC Auto Show
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To start, I must say that the video above was created using a very old digital camera.  It shoots at 15 fps, so, that is why the video quality is so horrible.  I'll see if I can't get a more decent video later on.  Now, on with the entry... I would have written about this yesterday evening, but I was dead-tired.  So... I'll wri...
Audio / Cars
Wed - Oct 29, 2008 : 12:13 pm
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Mosiah : 27
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Reading the beginning of this chapter, it's interesting that Mosiah put laws into place which made voicing anything which could be interpreted as "persecutions" against the church, illegal - and it seemed to work.  There was "peace" for a number of years due to that law.  The church even began to grow and prosper more ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sat - Aug 23, 2008 : 02:19 pm
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I don't get 'em
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Okay so two years ago this guy that I was so inlove with, kissed a chick right in front of me at Youth Confrence right.  That hurt  me a lot, but I let him go, but then he found me in a web site and and started talking to me, then his best friend (who is really cute) starts hitting on me and being all flirty and stuff, last night I went t...
Fri - Oct 10, 2008 : 08:59 am
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Mosiah : 23
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This chapter was good to read.  I felt the spirit quite a bit.  Some insights I had this time around were interesting... I really wish I knew how much Alma knew about the Gospel before he was converted by Abinadi.  Regardless of how much he knew, it's interesting that each decision Alma makes with his little city of people he broug...
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Wed - Oct 20, 2010 : 07:35 pm
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So much going on.
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This is my very first journal entry. And I love this journal website idea! I am really excited about it. Maybe now I will actually write out many of my thoughts and spiritual experiences I have that I tend to never write out. I am going to just vent, because I need to; but first I will introduce myself.        ...
Book Of Mormon / Everyday Thoughts / Lds / My Journal / The Gospel
Sun - Nov 02, 2008 : 10:10 pm
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Samuel's Baby Blessing
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Well... Today was the big day at church with the blessing of the newest addition to the Jones family, Samuel Jones. The blessing went well, even if I did botch the proclamation of the power by which the blessing was given.  I'm glad God is a forgiving God. The spirit of the meeting was wonderful, and it testified quite powerfully of one sp...
Family / Friends / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Wed - Aug 14, 2013 : 04:18 pm
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Musical Gifts...
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So lately, I've been experiencing a lot of clients coming in, giving studio time as a gift, and to be honest, I think that is awesome.  As always, ya never know what to expect when a new client comes in, but I've gotta say, anyone who gives the gift of music is probably someone I wouldn't mind hanging around in the studio. As a way of saying...
Miscellaneous
Tue - Jan 19, 2016 : 10:29 am
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2015 Conf #4 - "Yielding Hearts to God"
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"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...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - Jan 08, 2010 : 11:23 am
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Recording Jeff Felix's "Peculiar"
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Picking up new clients is always a good thing, but in the case of yesterday, it was a great thing. I had the privilege of recording his new song, Peculiar, and it was very refreshing.  It was a simple tune with some great acoustic guitar work, and vocals.  Jason Jones added some percussion accents, and the song came to life. Knowing...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Sat - Nov 24, 2012 : 12:07 am
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Coming Together...
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I chose "Amazed" as the mood for this entry because it just fits.  I had no idea what would be involved with getting this studio build ready to go, but it seems as though it's all coming together. We've got a truckload of materials coming on Monday of next week, and I have the entire week off to begin the build. Hopefully I remem...
Studio
Wed - Mar 05, 2008 : 05:42 pm
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Is OCI8 in PHP encrypted?
PoeticIntensity
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My job has me creating a website derived from data housed in an Oracle database. It's getting to the point now where we're going to co-locate the server and press the big green button. Well... My boss came in today asking about the connection between my postgresql database from which the website runs, and Oracle from which Postgres is populated...
Computers / Programming
Tue - Mar 22, 2011 : 11:53 am
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Linux: Extracting audio from video
PoeticIntensity
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 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_...
Audio / Linux
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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Off To Wisconsin I Go!
PoeticIntensity
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It's about 10 minutes before I have to leave to go to the airport to fly to Wisconsin to meet my new boss and co-workers.  The situation at Nature's Way is definitely changing. Right now, I just wanted to write down some thoughts and feelings to see how they would contrast against what I think after-the-fact. Right now, quite honestly, I d...
Nature's Way / Personal
Fri - Feb 15, 2008 : 12:27 pm
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32-bit plugins on 64-bit arch
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I know I'm WAY out of the loop on this one, but I thought I'd blog about it to possibly help others who didn't know about this quite wonderful program. For years I've been using amd64 processors and have loved them.  Ever since there has been a 32-bit firefox on gentoo, I've been using it to view all the youtube goodness out there. However...
Computers / Linux