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Fri - Jan 22, 2010 : 11:08 pm
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Support Sugarstone!
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Sugarstone, a signed band of Advanced Budget Studios is gonna make it big-time!  Go and show your support for Sugarstone by attending the biggest Battle of the Bands concert in Utah!  The show starts at 10:00am and goes well into the evening. Details can be found here. ...
Music
Fri - Jan 22, 2010 : 04:04 pm
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Alma : 53
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I'm always pleased and grateful that the Spirit comes so quickly when I read the Book of Mormon.  Sometimes I forget how much I love how the Spirit of God makes me feel and think and act. Anyway...  Great chapter this was.... Of all of the stories in the Book of Mormon, I think I like the one of the 2000 Stripling Warriors the best.&n...
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Fri - Jan 22, 2010 : 03:48 pm
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Alma : 52
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Onward and upward towards the goal of finishing the whole Book of Mormon, writing about each and every chapter, by the end of this year. This chapter was all about war, and strategy.  I didn't find anything particularly enlightening about it, yet I firmly believe that each and every word written in the Book of Mormon has a meaning - and will...
Book Of Mormon / Lds
Tue - Jan 19, 2010 : 06:11 pm
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Gentoo XFCE4 / XDM / TWM Problems
PoeticIntensity
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Okay... So with the latest update to xorg-server (I think it was 6.5), xdm stopped loading XFCE4 and I couldn't get it to load anything but TWM. Here was the problem: Somehow, an important file got removed.  The file is this one: /etc/env.d/90xsession The contents of the file is simply: XSESSION="Xfce4" With that...
Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Jan 19, 2010 : 12:15 pm
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Alma : 51
PoeticIntensity
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Stupid Kingmen.  Nothing like having your own people fight against you in the middle of a war.  One thing I noticed this time, which I had forgotten, is how Moroni followed the correct line of authority in order to do what he had to do with the kingmen.  He asked Pahoran for the right to take care of them, and Pahoran gave it to him....
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Mon - Jan 18, 2010 : 10:59 am
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Here I Am
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Here I Am New year in a new town, new state, new sisters and brothers in a new ward and I feel wonderful! To end the year 2009, in December I went to the Temple in North Houston and was so warmly embraced by the Holy Spirit I could hardly contain my excitement. Tomorrow, I make the first Temple trip in the New Year. And I am ecstatic! Last mont...
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...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Fri - Jan 15, 2010 : 05:42 pm
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Alma : 50 - Happiness
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 If the fortifications that Moroni built in the beginning were enough to astonish the Lamanites to the point that they were afraid to fight, and then failed to kill even one Nephite, while they themselves were slain to the tune of over 1,000 - I can only imagine what the additional fortifications did...  Goes to show that a good Christian...
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Wed - Jan 13, 2010 : 11:02 pm
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Alma : 49
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  So this chapter wasn't brimming with the deep doctrines of the Gospel, but it did have a few nuggets. I would absolutely love to see some sort of diagram of exactly what the Nephites did to build up their cities.  I have so many ideas in my head of what it could have been, but to what extent that's true, I have no idea.  I...
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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
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Mon - Nov 03, 2008 : 03:36 pm
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Halloween 2008
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Our Halloween was pretty low key this year.  I just wanted to stay close to home since I just had Samuel instead of going to Jason's brother's house as we have done the past two years.  Jason and his brother have made it a tradition to scare as many people as possible on Halloween, but they will have to start that up again next year. An...
Children / Fun / Halloween / Life
Thu - Jul 29, 2010 : 01:20 pm
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NEW: Golden Age Pre-73!
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We've been contemplating how to best improve the studio with all the business we've been getting lately, and the votes are in! Please welcome our newest addition to the studio, a nice shiny new red GOLDEN AGE PRE 73 PRE-AMP!  We spent a good deal of time looking into the best preamps for the money, and it came down to two main contenders. ...
Audio Hardware
Thu - Apr 16, 2009 : 12:26 pm
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Alma : 24 - Conversion
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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 - Nov 08, 2011 : 02:36 pm
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Welcome the Newcomers!
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I've gotta say, October was crazy.  It was the busiest month the studio has ever seen.  That said, it has allowed us to upgrade some microphones! Might you join with me in welcoming our two newest microphones to the pack: The Joly Edition - "Gomez" Cascade ribbon mic! In our initial tests, I found the Gomez to be anothe...
Audio / Audio Hardware
Fri - Apr 04, 2008 : 10:05 pm
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Day 1 - Colorado Trip
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I'm beyond exhausted right now, so I'll do my best to blog.  Not sure how it'll turn out, but... I woke up this morning around 4:45am to travel in a minivan full of family members to Denver Colorado to visit Owen, the newest member of the Craig and Annie Young family.  Our family, along with Chloe, Brandon, and Jovie made the trip. Th...
Personal
Wed - Nov 18, 2009 : 06:20 pm
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Advanced Online Drums!
PoeticIntensity
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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
Tue - Jan 22, 2008 : 10:06 pm
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1st Nephi : 14
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When I sit and think about what I just read, the 14th chapter of 1st Nephi is pretty crazy. Just a few points... The majority of the chapter is all about the "mother of abominations" and the "whore of all the earth". I believe it's written here to clarify the impact this (these) church(es) has (have) had upon the plain and...
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Fri - Sep 14, 2007 : 05:39 pm
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Solid Programming
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I am by no means a "versatile programmer" in the general sense of the word.  I know of many programmers who are much more well versed in various languages and best practices methodology.  In fact, I am not even a computer science graduate, and I don't have a masters degree in anything. *BUT* I do have a lot of experience i...
Programming
Tue - Oct 26, 2010 : 09:49 am
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New Samples
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So, we've been busy at the studio lately.   So much so, I've neglected to update the site's samples.   We've got a few new ones up, and so I thought I'd let everyone know a bit about em'. ScramJet : Tread Softly  -  ScramJet is a band out of Salt Lake City, dead-set on bringing their musical vision to life.  They kn...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Fri - Aug 21, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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m4a audio conversion in Linux
PoeticIntensity
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Today, an audio file was sent to me in an email.  This audio was compressed and encoded using the aac codec for compression and wrapped in m4a.  In order to use it, I had to convert this file to a wav format.  Usually, I receive files in mp3, ogg, or flac file types, and use lame, oggdec, or flac to decode them back to wav.  Wit...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux
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Wed - Feb 18, 2009 : 12:37 pm
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Thoughts on Open Source
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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
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
Sun - Aug 16, 2009 : 05:09 pm
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Alma : 38
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Nov 18, 2010 : 05:12 am
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3 Nephi : 17
PoeticIntensity
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Wow...  3rd Nephi 17.  This has been one of my top 5 all-time favorite scriptural chapters since I first read it when I was 14.  I love it. The first 6 verses, to me, envelop the love Christ has for us, and the appreciation He must feel when we show our grattitude toward Him.  There were no words uttered by his audience, yet H...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
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 ...
Family / Friends / Lds / Linux
Mon - May 11, 2009 : 07:40 am
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Jason Mraz Concert in Vegas!
PoeticIntensity
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Wow... So, first, I've gotta give a HUGE THANK YOU to my mother-in-law and father-in-law, because it was they who bought me the tickets for my birthday last month, in the first place.  I would have never bought the tickets for myself, so wthout them, I literally would have never seen such a concert. So, THANK YOU, KIM AND HENRY!!!!  T...
Friends / Fun / Music
Thu - Nov 13, 2008 : 03:24 pm
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The New Dodge Challenger
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As a S197 Mustang GT owner, I never thought I'd write about this particular subject, but then again... ...I had never actually seen one on the road, either. All I have to say is - Wow. Dodge definitely did their research on this one.  Although it was all due to the success of the S197 mustang body style, of course, but man... That car ...
Cars
Thu - Nov 01, 2007 : 10:58 am
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The Best Jones Halloween Yet!
PoeticIntensity
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What do you get when you mix a couple of black lights, a fog machine, a strobe light, a dark hallway, and a couple of demented minds with Halloween?  I'll tell ya what you get: A whole lot of scared teen-agers. WOOOO HOOO!!! With the debut happening just last year, there hasn't been a whole lot of time for refinement, but all things cons...
Miscellaneous
Wed - Oct 03, 2007 : 02:00 pm
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Sony's Digital Rights?
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I think I'm beginning to understand why I hate Sony so bad.  Their stance on digital rights' management is absolutely astounding. According to this article, Sony's cheif anti-piracy lawyer stated that "...making a copy of a purchased song is just a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy'" So, in a nutshell, Jennifer Pariser i...
Drm
Tue - Nov 30, 2010 : 04:55 pm
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3 Nephi : 19
PoeticIntensity
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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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