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Sun - Feb 21, 2010 : 05:43 pm
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Herod the Fink Session
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Man...  11 straight hours of tracking can sure be....... FUN!  Yup...  Herod the Fink is still on schedule, and after yesterday's session, I can say the end product is gonna be something you've never heard in a Christmas album before, guaranteed. To give you an idea of what was recorded yesterday, the title of one of the songs we ...
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Thu - Feb 18, 2010 : 03:59 pm
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Alma : 60
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Hmm....  I can't help but contrast a note like this one being sent between friends today.  Holy cow. If I were to send a message like this to any one of my friends (Pahoran was a good man, and a friend to captain Moroni), I'm fairly sure I would at very least offend them to the point of damaging the friendship, and at most, cause them t...
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Sun - Feb 14, 2010 : 11:28 pm
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Happy Valentine's Day
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I spent today away from my sweetheart, so I thought I'd see what kind of a "1 day love song" I could write to her.  So, I took approximately 5 hours and wrote her a love song.... or something...  It's my first attempt at recording myself playing guitar, and the lyrics consist of 8 whole words.  So...  Here ya go. ...
Life / Personal
Sun - Feb 14, 2010 : 07:30 am
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Life, Music and Possibilities
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It's been a while since I just sat down to write about whatever comes out of my fingers.  I now have about an hour of free time, so I think I'm gonna do just that. It's been kind of interesting that in various points in my life, I've wanted to get rid of the thoughts of doing something musical professionally, but it always seems to come back...
Life / Music / Personal
Thu - Feb 11, 2010 : 04:53 pm
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Session with Fatigi
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So, last night we finished recording the first two songs from a band called Fatigi.  One of the best recording sessions ever. So, on Tuesday evening, Adam, Christian, and Robert came in, with drums in hand, ready to get to work. We tracked drums first, which, for my studio, is rare - mostly because drums can get monotonous with nothing b...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Thu - Feb 11, 2010 : 04:16 pm
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Lucky Day...
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So...  This week has been just one blessing after the other.  I mean, seriously, it's been an amazing week!  I've been recording this great band in my studio, I've been rockin' the code at my day-job, and things are just great. So, to celebrate my happiness, and general good mood, I decided to take myself out to lunch.  I wen...
Cars / Life
Tue - Feb 09, 2010 : 05:00 pm
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Alma : 59
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Okay...  First question about this chapter which really intrigues me is this:  Why would Moroni immediately assume wickedness on the part of the Nephites as soon as Nephihah was taken over? I don't ask this question rhetorically, or sarcastically because if I were him, I guess I could think of a thousand other reasons why a city would g...
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Mon - Feb 08, 2010 : 05:31 pm
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Audix D6 / AT 4041 Review
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So, about a week ago, I recieved shipment of my Audix D6 Microphone, and was pretty anxious to get it working to see if all the hype I had read about was true... You see, for the past year or so, I had been dead-set on getting a Shure Beta-52A to use on the house kick-drum here, but for the past few months have been getting more and more good fe...
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Mon - Feb 08, 2010 : 01:57 pm
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Alma : 58
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Hehe.... According to this verse, I guess even Lamanites can learn! "Stand fast in the liberty wherewith God has made us free!" Yeah... I think I'm gonna have that made into a poster, and hang it on my wall or something. The big message of this chapter, and the few preceeding it, for me, would have to be "Rely on The Lord for y...
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Fri - Feb 05, 2010 : 12:13 pm
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Better All The Time!
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Due to the amazing success Advanced Budget Studios has had in the short time since opening, we've added a few new toys to the studio.  We now employ an Audix D6 kick microphone, which adds some serious punch to any acoustic drum tracks. We also now have some serious firepower on acoustic guitars and drum overheads.  We've acquired a mat...
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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...
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Sun - Jun 28, 2009 : 11:51 pm
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Preschool Graduation
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Cecilia graduated from Preschool last month, but I finally am getting around to posting the pictures of it.  She absolutely loved her graduation.  She felt very special.  This is her Preschool class singing songs for us for their graduation ceremony.  The little boy in the yellow shiny shirt is Owen's little brother.  ...
Mon - Apr 09, 2007 : 07:38 pm
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I'm a MySQL veteran, but...
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The majority of my coding life has been spent with two tools. PHP MySQL I don't claim to be a guru programmer, but the various professional problems which have been presented to me have always found their solution using these two tools. They're great tools. *sigh* Recently I've found out that Oracle owns both sleepy cat's db en...
Computers / Programming
Wed - Feb 06, 2008 : 03:16 pm
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LDS Online Scriptures
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Recently I was reading from scriptures.lds.org and decided it could be improved to make it easier to read. Here is what it looks like normally. A couple things bugged me. Narrow text is generally easier to read. So, I made it more narrow. Also, the superscript letters that signify a footnote throw off the line spacing. I figured out a cool l...
Fri - May 29, 2009 : 01:27 am
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"Good Times" Trip to Cali
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Man...  I've been having mixed emotions about the oncoming trip to California for a number of reasons.  I mean, this trip really has been putting both me and my wife through the ringer.  First, I got a new job, and am being quite challenged by my new tasks there.  Taking time off to go on a vacation right now isn't the best idea...
Tue - Sep 16, 2008 : 10:21 am
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Mosiah : 10
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The first thing I noticed this time reading this was that even though the Nephites under Zeniff were at a time of peace, after the war, Zeniff was diligent in continuing his building of weaponry.  Not sure why that struck me this time, but the very first verse jumped out. Maybe it's because they didn't make any assumptions about their enemy....
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Fri - May 22, 2009 : 02:27 pm
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New Keyboard
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Alright..  I'm just typing this entry for mostly the purpose of trying out my new keyboard I got at work.  For the past employments I've had, probably for the past 2 years, I've used the Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard, and to be honest, it took a long time to get used to.  The buttons were too far apart, and it just felt a bit more ...
Computer Hardware / Computers
Thu - Dec 18, 2014 : 06:19 pm
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Christmas Time!
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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...
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Sun - Jun 08, 2008 : 06:33 pm
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2008 - Roth Memorial - Friday
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I just got done making the video for this entry, so take a look if you've got a high speed Internet connection. Today was the 2nd day of the Ed Roth Memorial Reunion held in Manti, UT. There were finksters-a-plenty there on Friday, but even more on Saturday.  I lost count of how many Rat Finks I saw. So, because the days were packed, ...
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Mon - Sep 15, 2008 : 11:10 am
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Mosiah : 9
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While reading this chapter, the first thing that stood out to me was a misconception I've had about Zeniff going back to the land of Nephi. I thought, until about 10 minutes ago, that Zeniff tried to go inhabit the land twice, when in reality, the first time he was by the Lamanites, he was spying on them.  Nothing too earth shattering, just ...
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Sun - Apr 04, 2010 : 10:24 am
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Conference Notes 3
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I love the feeling of Elder Uchtdorf's talk.  We really have no basis upon which to judge each other.  We need to accept and love each other.  "Do unto others that which we would hope they would do unto us" Seems like we need to actually do the work we need to do.  Christ "did" the work, he didn't delegate ...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Sun - Oct 07, 2007 : 05:36 pm
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2007 Oct. General Conference
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Man... I'm not entirely sure what happened this year, but conference was amazing! I've already told you what I thought of the first session (Sat. 10-noon session).  The next two sessions were gonna be equally amazing. With two children, it's hard, but not impossible, to really concentrate on what is going on with conference.  There ar...
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Mon - Jan 07, 2008 : 09:10 pm
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1st Nephi : 3
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Within the first 5 verses of this chapter, I'm reminded again of how a person works who is truly interested in God's commandments. Lehi was commanded of the Lord to have his sons return to Jerusalem to get the plates of brass from Laban. Telling Laman and Lemuel would most certainly have some consequences in that they would automatically assu...
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Tue - Aug 26, 2008 : 02:48 pm
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Links
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Religious Links: LDS-Quotes.com - The best LDS Quotes site on the web. LDSCompanion.org - A Great site filled with uplifting Quotes, Stories, Poetry, and Music LDS.org - Official site for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Linux Links: Gentoo.org - The greatest Linux distro in the universe. suseblog.com - My friend's ...
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Mon - Jan 18, 2010 : 01:25 am
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Blues Aces Session
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Last Friday, we had the awesome opportunity to meet a fairly incredible group of girls.  They call themselves The Blue Aces, and after having listened to them strum a few chords, I'd say they've earned their title. Their manager contacted me after hearing a few samples from Advanced Budget Studios, and was interested in getting a pilot song...
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Tue - Aug 17, 2010 : 12:13 am
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New Studio Acoustics!
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Okay... So, since I began this journey of becoming a better recording engineer, I knew there was a lot to learn. I have a degree in Digital Media with an emphasis on audio recording, and thanks to a great teacher, Mike Wizland, I quickly began to get a good grasp on the basics. The early success of the studio has enabled me to get a few great m...
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Tue - Dec 15, 2009 : 10:25 pm
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Fedora 12 - Getting Closer
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 Well...  I'm not quite as frustrated tonight as I was when I tried to do with Ubuntu, that which I am now trying with Fedora 12. I installed Fedora 12 on my laptop from the install DVD, and I've gotta say, Fedora, neither in the installation, nor in running the OS, was as slick as Ubuntu.  Ubuntu was quite a bit more polished, I'...
Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Sep 23, 2007 : 03:27 pm
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Texture Extraction
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Using The Gimp to remove low frequency data from an image. When I take a picture of something I would like to use for texture, there is often a slight change in the color across the entire image. I want to keep the detail, but make the overall color even across the image. This is a picture of dusty rain marks on the hood of my car: It is l...
Tue - Nov 30, 2010 : 04:55 pm
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3 Nephi : 19
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It might be that I'm a techno-geek, but the first thing I thought of when I read this was "social media".  People went from house to house and "labored exceedingly" all through the night to let it be known where Jesus was going to come the following day. Also interesting are the activities of the people when the arrived t...
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Sun - Aug 16, 2009 : 05:09 pm
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Alma : 38
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Of course, verse 1 immediately reminds me of verse chapter 36 and what I wrote about that.  But then, verse 2 held just as much interest for me.  First off, it seems that Alma talking to his three sons in these chapters has something to do with his being old enough to die at any time.  Yet, Alma's words talk about him having great jo...
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