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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...
Audio
Tue - Feb 02, 2010 : 01:09 pm
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Alma : 57
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Yet another great strategy-based chapter.   I'm kind of tired right now, and this chapter wasn't really loaded with doctrinal insights, but I will say that if there's any question about whether or not obedience has its rewards, you'll have to read verses 21-27.  Definitely makes me want to both learn about and obey my Heavenly Father...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Mon - Feb 01, 2010 : 11:15 pm
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One More for The Blue Aces
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We recently had the pleasure of working with The Blue Aces again, and as expected, they were stellar.  This time around, however, they recorded an acoustic song which really contrasts the versatility in their song-writing.  The song is called "One Of The Heart" and should be available soon. Lookin' forward to doing more work w...
Audio / Music
Fri - Jan 29, 2010 : 03:18 pm
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Alma : 56 - Courage, Faith
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Ya know...  The explanations of the strategy of war really is interesting to me.  But when I come across verses like these, I simply can't help but get chills. I actually tear up when reading these verses.  I guess it's kind of the whole underdog syndrome.  Ya know... When there's a conflict, or a competition, and the odds are...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Jan 28, 2010 : 11:38 am
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Alma : 56 - Covenants
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With all that I've noticed about making covenants this time around, I can't help but notice that this chapter has some very interesting words. I really do wonder where the line is with covenants we make.  In the days of the Book of Mormon, people would rather die than lie or break a covenant.  This is made abundantly clear with the eali...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Wed - Jan 27, 2010 : 03:50 pm
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Alma : 55
PoeticIntensity
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I love Moroni's strategy.  With God on his side, he seems almost unstoppable. So Ammoron decides to be a jerk about the letter-sending, and what-not, so Moroni's like, "Dude...  You did NOT just say that!  A'ight, then, we'll see who gets to keep prisoners around here!!" Let's see what could have gone wrong with this st...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Wed - Jan 27, 2010 : 12:09 am
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First Impressions : MXL V77
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Since the studio's new shining star arrived, we've been having a lot of fun around here.  To be honest, the guy who was good enough to sell us our new MXL V77, couldn't say enough about this microphone, which unfortunately is no longer in production, so when it arrived, I had my hopes up quite high - possibly too high. So, after two successf...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Tue - Jan 26, 2010 : 06:45 pm
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Alma : 54 - Moroni's Anger
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Wow...  Moroni doesn't mix words, does he...  Reading this through as much of an objective filter as possible, I'd say there's some serious judgements going on.  Moroni blatantly calls Ammoron a "child of hell", and tells him that his brother went to hell.  heh...  Pretty gutsy, if ya ask me.  Going off of wh...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Sat - Jan 23, 2010 : 03:21 pm
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New Addition - MXL V77!
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So, a little over a week ago, I made a phone call on an offer I simply couldn't refuse...  A person online was claiming to be selling a MXL V77 tube microphone brand-new in-the-box for incredibly cheap.  This microphone didn't mean much to me at the time, but something intrigued me about it.  After 20 minutes or so with google, I kne...
Audio
Sat - Jan 23, 2010 : 12:00 am
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Destroying an LVM Array
PoeticIntensity
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Alright... So one of my hard drives failed in my backup server LVM array, and I received the new replacement disk today. So, I turn on my computer and even though the volume group isn't initialized (due to the missing disk), it still exists, and has all the other drives in the array still held captive. So, this is how to completely destroy your...
Gentoo / Linux
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Thu - Jun 26, 2008 : 05:50 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Look Back, Move Forward - Monson
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I just got done watching, listening, and reading the last talk of the morning conference session of Sunday this year, and President Monson is indeed our prophet. Nothing in particular spoke anything specific to me.... Well... That's not true.  The following paragraph hit home a bit, "Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove o...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Sep 27, 2010 : 02:18 pm
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For The Love of The Craft
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Take a moment, now, and think about what you'd do if you had access to unlimited funds, and didn't have to "work" another day of your life. I once heard a multi-millionaire state that, "money brings out with clarity, that which is inside you."  If you love to watch football with a passion, then having loads of money would...
Babblings
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
Tue - Oct 09, 2007 : 05:15 pm
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Elder Holland's Talk
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This morning I came to work rather ponderous, but not pondering anything in particular.  I so enjoyed Elder Holland's talk this last Sunday that I went and downloaded it, watched it, and did about 4 hours of research into the Nicene Creed, which Elder Holland mentioned. First, I must say, hearing Elder Holland's talk was... uhhh....  a...
Lds / Spiritual
Sat - Jul 14, 2012 : 12:04 am
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Out with the Old...
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Wow...  I can't believe it's here. For those who don't know, Advanced Budget Studios resides as a single bedroom rigged up as a recording studio in my basement. Thanks to all of you, I'd like to announce, both sadly, and beyond excitedly, that I have outgrown this little single-room studio.  The acoustics, the size, and the location...
Babblings / Studio
Tue - Sep 17, 2013 : 11:08 pm
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Tiny Boats!
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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...
Music / Studio
Thu - Jul 29, 2010 : 08:20 pm
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Good Friends and Nature
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So Jeff Petersen is a guy with whom I've been friends for years.  I hadn't seen him in probably as long.  We went to BYU together, were roommates, and had summer jobs in California together.  We got along very well... But then we each got married, he moved to Missouri, and that was that...    ...until two days ago. ...
Personal
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
Wed - Oct 02, 2013 : 11:45 pm
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So Grateful!
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 So, if you don't know already, I have been one of two people obnoxiously pushing a kickstarter campaign for the last 3 weeks. The newly formed duo (Me, and Jesse Crowley) called "Tiny Boats" has been working on their debut album since early March of this year. Tiny Boats' music could be classified as the energetic...
Music
Tue - Jan 20, 2009 : 05:16 pm
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Alma : 12
PoeticIntensity
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I have written quite a bit about this chapter during previous years' studies.  To begin, I noticed this time that it is by the "spirit of prophecy" that Zeezrom's thoughts are made known to Alma and Amulek. I also noticed that during the buffeting these prophets delivered to Zeezrom, not one attack was personal.  They were sim...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
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Thu - Apr 16, 2009 : 12:26 pm
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Alma : 24 - Conversion
PoeticIntensity
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Man...  When I started reading this one,  I forgot it was about the Anti-Nephi-Lehi's who sacrificed themselves for the word of God.  Wow. Along with the previous chapter, I find it interesting that the main source of contention among all the Lamanites are the people who were once Nephites themselves.  The Amalekites and the A...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Oct 02, 2007 : 10:40 am
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From Gnome to XFCE
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  As most of you know, I use Linux for pretty much everything I do which requires a computer.  When I started using Linux, I waffled between KDE and Gnome for probably 6-10 months when I finally settled on Gnome.  I haven't looked back since.... almost. About 6 months ago, Gnome came out with a release which implemented the...
Computers / Linux
Fri - May 02, 2008 : 11:27 am
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Gen. Conf. - Living Church - Eyring
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"God's people have not always been worthy of the marvelous experience we have shared today. The Apostles, after the Ascension of Christ, continued to exercise the keys He left with them. But because of disobedience and loss of faith by the members, the Apostles died without the keys being passed on to successors. We call that tragic episode &q...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - Feb 20, 2009 : 11:00 am
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BMW 545 Heaven
PoeticIntensity
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I really don't know how to begin this entry - at all.  I'm still sort of in shock, to be honest. I came to work today with no anticipation other than finishing a project I began two days ago.  Seemed like it would be a normal day.  That is, until a co-worker of mine came in and showed me some keys which had a BMW logo on them. ...
Cars / Fun
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...
Audio / Audio Hardware
Sun - Apr 04, 2010 : 02:09 pm
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Conference Notes 4
PoeticIntensity
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Even before the speakers begin, I've gotta note that the music played and sung during this conference has moved me just as much as the speakers' messages have.  Simply superb.  Maybe this is because music is playing a much bigger role than it ever has in my life now...  The music and spirit it brings with it is simply sublime. &nbs...
General Conference / Lds / Spiritual
Tue - Feb 10, 2009 : 10:46 pm
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Green Bay Day 2
PoeticIntensity
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Well..  Today wasn't as bad as I thought.  The only thing that really got to me was this lack of sleep.  I woked up at 6:30 this morning, and by 2:00pm, this afternoon, I was dead. I won't bore you with details, but today was filled with food, and loads of technical information.  I've really got to get to sleep now, so I'm go...
Life / Nature's Way
Sun - Jun 08, 2008 : 12:13 am
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Last Three Days
PoeticIntensity
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I've been fighting with my computer for the past hour to get gentoo to import the contents of an SD card in a card reader (announces itself through USB as "07cc:0500 Carry Computer Eng., Co., Ltd"), and was unsuccessful. As such, I have lost all motivation and energy to work on getting the journal entries for the 3 days of Rat Fink (Ed ...
Personal
Wed - Jun 17, 2009 : 10:51 am
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Kaboom!
PoeticIntensity
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Man...  When, at the beginning of this year, I wrote that 2009 was gonna be a doozie, I didn't know the half of it. After having been employed for only a month, two days ago, Monday, at 5:00pm, my superior came in to my office and told me, with a red face, that they had to let me go.  The red face was undoubtedly due to the fact that nob...
Conexm / Life / Personal / Spiritual
Wed - Feb 18, 2009 : 12:37 pm
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Thoughts on Open Source
PoeticIntensity
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I was recently reading this article about yet another virus which affects Microsoft.  In reading it, some of the comments below stated such things like, "The patch was already released, so just run your auto-updater and be done with it!".  Seems logical, right? Yeah... Actually, it does.  The exact same mechanism exists ...
Linux / Microsoft