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Wed - Jan 06, 2010 : 12:59 am
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Drum Cover - Pat Benatar : Heartbreaker
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Playing this song was a joy, until I realized I'd been playing wrong for so many years. Trying to do the cover as a true cover was freakin' hard for this song.  I hope I did it justice, though. There were a few points where I totally fubbed hits, but there were only a few. So... Here it is.  Let me know what ya think....
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Tue - Jan 05, 2010 : 12:36 pm
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Alma : 47 - Continuing The Hate
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Man...  Amalickiah... I'm more and more convinced that this guy is the epitome of evil in the flesh. I wonder what would have happened with the entire history of the Nephites had Captain Moroni caught Amalickiah, when he was chasing him and his armies last chapter. I really believe that had he been caught (and appropriately dealt with), much...
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Sun - Jan 03, 2010 : 10:29 pm
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Happy New Years!
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 Wow...  When I wrote this in March of 2009, "During this year, I both think and feel (logically and spiritually) I will be stretched more than I've been stretched in years.  This one's gonna be a toughy.  As for now, I feel anxiously optimistic.  Yup..  That about hits it on the head."  I had n...
Life / Personal
Fri - Jan 01, 2010 : 05:59 pm
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Drum Cover - Green Day B. of Broken Dreams
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 I thought I wouldn't do anything today... Mostly because I was feeling a bit ill...  But, I figured there was no better way to usher in the new year! Happy New Years 2010 to everyone!  And hope you enjoy AdvancedOnlineDrums' version of Green Day's Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Click for video. ...
Audio / Drums / Music / Video
Thu - Dec 31, 2009 : 11:04 pm
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Drum Cover : Green Day - Basket Case
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Will the craziness ever end?  I thought for sure, I'd be too busy today to do another cover, but around 4:00pm, I got bored, the kids were occupied or asleep, and my wife was reading, so...  Down to the studio I go! Hope you all like this cover.  It's one of the better ones I've done.  I missed a couple of hit-accurate fills,...
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Thu - Dec 31, 2009 : 02:14 am
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Drum Cover : SR-71 - Right Now
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I guess I can't get enough of these covers.  I had no intention of doing one tonight, but I was so in the mood, I ripped this out on the 2nd take. I take a lot of liberties on this, and there are a few slight timing issues, but I thought it was a great show of the "groove" inside music. Good times. Enjoy the video, and be su...
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Wed - Dec 30, 2009 : 12:27 am
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Creed : Higher - Drum Cover
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 Good times.  I thought this one would be tough, but I've played it so many times over the past decade, it came back to me rather quickly. In the ending, there were quite a few hiccups, but I thought it turned out quite nicely. Click here to view the video....
Drums / Music
Tue - Dec 29, 2009 : 04:52 pm
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Alma : 46 - Amalickiah
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Haven't even started reading this yet, and I know I'm in for a doozie.  Amalickiah, in my estimation, is one of the truest Nehor-ites in existence.  Absolutely no morals, no regard for anyone but himself - even if it means killing many people who he claims to love.  One of the most dispicable humans ever to live on earth.  Now, ...
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Tue - Dec 29, 2009 : 01:56 am
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Boston Drum Cover
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I just got done watching Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" video... Man, that guy is amazing. Anyway...  Tonight I thought it'd be a good idea to do some drum covers of my favorite songs.  So, here's the first one, "Rock and Roll Band" by Boston. Give it a listen and don't forget to rate and comment if ya like it!...
Audio / Drums / Music
Mon - Dec 28, 2009 : 01:00 am
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Song In Progress
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 Not sure why I'm writing about this now, because I usually just finish the thing and then announce it at the same time as I share it. I guess this song is a complete deviation from anything I've done in the past.  Heh... Just now I'm realizing that I don't even have a name for this song yet.  I could call it "My Friend",...
Music / Personal
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Thu - May 13, 2010 : 02:36 pm
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Helaman : 12 - Happiness
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Anyone who knows what Helaman 12 is all about is probably wondering how in the world I could label this chapter as "Happiness".  hehe... Yesterday, I was having a very interesting conversation about happiness with a dear friend of mine, and oddly enough, today's chapter was Helaman 12, which of course, talks all about the frailties...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Oct 30, 2007 : 04:56 pm
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No Extensions In Firefox?
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Okay... I'm getting like crazy frustrated here... You know all those wonderful firefox extensions which allow web developers like me to work even faster and more efficiently?  Well...  They must all hate me. I've heard incredible things about Firebug and Y-Slow as far as web development tools go, but can I use them? Apparently no...
Gentoo / Programming
Sun - Dec 16, 2007 : 05:31 pm
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Gotta Start Another Project....
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I'm going crazy in my life again.  I'm kinda weird that way. Things are going well and then I finish a project, or get sick of it, or something else.  Heck, the whole "project" mentality I have is what started this whole "ilovemyjournal" thing (as well as ldscompanion.org).  I also wrote and produced 17 very ama...
Personal
Tue - May 29, 2007 : 11:29 pm
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Nature's Way
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Holy moly. I'm not sure I can type everything I need to, but I'm gonna try. I gave my two-weeks today at Truenorth Academy after talking with two people at Nature's Way to make certain the offer they are making me. I'm not exactly sure where this decision will lead me, but after praying and doing some analysis of our own, Sarah and I believe t...
Sun - Jun 01, 2008 : 12:00 am
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Changing Ryan's Clutch
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Today I anticipated changing the clutch on Ryan's 1995 Mustang GT for about 3 hours.  I got up at 7:30 to do it, and I'm writing this about 2 hours after we finished.  Needless to say, it was an all-day adventure - and holy cow, were we dirty. I didn't have the sense to take a picture of both of us before I took a shower, but I did of ...
Cars / Personal
Mon - May 17, 2010 : 10:33 pm
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Best Gig Ever
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So two days ago, I found myself on the same stage with the same band I've been with for the past 5 (or so) years, playing pretty much the same songs. Except, this time, something was different.  As I walked around looking at all of the awesome vehicles on the grounds, there was just something wonderful.  I have no idea how to describe i...
Music
Tue - May 18, 2010 : 03:13 pm
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Helaman : 13
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Okay..  I've never thought of this before, but, how convenient do you think it was for Samuel to climb up on a wall, built around a city most likely to keep people out?  Yeah, I don't think it could have been that easy.  How often do we find any reason at all to get out of doing what God wants us to do?  Well, God told Samuel he...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Oct 22, 2009 : 05:17 pm
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Windows 7
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Why on earth would I spend $109.00 on a new operating system when I could buy a friggin'  1.5 TERABYTE HARD DRIVE FOR THE SAME PRICE!?!?!?  (and that's the cheap version of Windows 7 - you know, the one you'll regret buying even if you do buy in to all this Microsoft crap.  The version that'll make you regret purchasing Windows the l...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft
Mon - Jul 26, 2010 : 04:32 pm
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3 Nephi : 8
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The most striking point of this chapter, this time, was the description of the darkness which covered the land after the storm.  I've never thought about the darkness as an analogy of Christ's absence.  The more I think about it, the clearer it becomes. We know death as being a type of prison due to the body and the soul being separated...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Mon - Aug 30, 2010 : 01:43 am
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New Song - My Wonder Woman
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So lately, I've been posting little snippets on social networking sites about how awesome I think my wife is.  I really don't know exactly what has been throwing me into this state of absolute gratefulness for her, but it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I guess I'm just having a good hard realization that (only 2nd to God himself) she is th...
Music / Personal
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Sat - Apr 03, 2010 : 10:35 am
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Conference Notes 1
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The opening talk by President Monson was inspiring.  I love how he talked about his wife, the stories of them meeting, and the fact that her parents were converted to the Gospel by his grandfather's brother.  (I'm amazed he knew that, by looking at his photo!)... Also..  When Pte. Monson said that the presidency loves all those of t...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - Aug 29, 2008 : 08:58 am
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Book Of Mormon Lands
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I've been reading a few books and websites lately on the "geography of the Book of Mormon", and see that it is quite a contentious point for many people!  A desire to understand the BOM geography was the specific thing that got me into reading the Boook of Mormon for the first time on my own.  That isn't to say that my testimony...
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 - Oct 22, 2009 : 05:17 pm
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Windows 7
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Why on earth would I spend $109.00 on a new operating system when I could buy a friggin'  1.5 TERABYTE HARD DRIVE FOR THE SAME PRICE!?!?!?  (and that's the cheap version of Windows 7 - you know, the one you'll regret buying even if you do buy in to all this Microsoft crap.  The version that'll make you regret purchasing Windows the l...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft
Fri - Jun 12, 2009 : 02:20 pm
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Vista Dualboot Gotcha
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I recently bought a Toshiba Laptop (a Satellite A305-S6916), and with it, came Vista Home Premium. I, of course, immediately wiped the hard drive clean, took a shower for having touched a computer with Vista pre-installed on it, then proceeded to partition it, and install gentoo Linux on it. The compatibility with Linux of the peripherals on th...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft
Sun - Dec 06, 2009 : 01:16 pm
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What's With Snow and Me?
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Today, I woke up to about 6-10 inches of fresh powdery snow all over the place.   It's actually beginning to feel like Christmas time, now! Now, most normal people would say within themselves, "Man, I hate snow on the roads.", but not me. I'm not entirely sure why I'm this way, but it's been this way ever since I can remem...
Life / Personal
Tue - Sep 13, 2011 : 12:06 am
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Jules Morrow - Amazing.
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 So, last weekend I had the pleasure of recording a few tunes for an upcoming independent film (more details to follow as the project continues, I'm sure), and in these situations, I just never know what to expect. In this case, I don't think I could have been more blessed.  I had the pleasure of meeting Kraig Jacobson, and recording an...
Music
Sat - Jan 04, 2014 : 11:21 pm
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My testimony (Godhead)
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"How have you been changed by knowing the Godhead?" To be honest, I don't think I would recognize myself without the relationship I have with God, through prayer, with Christ through his atonement, and with the Holy Ghost's comfort and guidance. Knowing the Godhead,to me, means that I have an incredible force behind my righteous choic...
Personal
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...
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Wed - Jul 18, 2007 : 12:12 am
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Luhn "Mod 10" Algorithm
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Whenever I do credit card checking, I always end up searching for longer than it would take me to create it myself, so...  without further ado, here's the Luhn, or "Mod 10" algorithm for validating credit card numbers. function mod_10($cc) {     $reversed_string = strrev($cc);     $string_array = str_sp...