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Sun - Dec 09, 2012 : 10:00 am
grateful
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Grateful Whirlwind
PoeticIntensity
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 So... I don't even know where to begin. Honestly, my life is so full right now, I feel as though I might decide to curl up into a remote corner of the world somewhere and hide for a few months. That said, each day I seem to manage to get up with a renewed strength to attack the day's duties with a renewed vigor.  Even though it's cl...
Personal
Sun - Dec 02, 2012 : 10:08 am
excited
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Live Room is framed!
AudioGuru
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 Well, I'd say last week was a success for the progress of the studio!  I'd also say it was a pretty big failure for the state of my body.  Man, I'm getting old.  Even my 70-year-old dad out-did me, and that's just sad.  Even though my fingers are swollen, and my feet hurt, I've gotta say it was 100% worth it. We started ...
Studio
Sat - Nov 24, 2012 : 12:07 am
amazed
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Coming Together...
AudioGuru
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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
Sun - Nov 11, 2012 : 11:56 am
no mood
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Weight loss
FChick7
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 So today marks my first day of a long awaited journey to weight loss. I currently weigh 260 lbs, which is a number i never thought in my whole life i would ever reach. I choose today because my boyfriend woke me up this morning and told me he'd feel much better knowing my health was better and all this weight is literaly weighing me down. And...
Weight Loss
Tue - Nov 06, 2012 : 10:32 am
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I Got a Phone Call Today...
AudioGuru
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So, I was on my way to work today, when my phone rang - displaying an unfamiliar number.  With everything going on in my life, I decided it would be a good idea to answer it anyway. Turned out to be a really good idea. Last week, I decided to take the time to draw out plans for the studio and turn them in to the city for approval.  I ...
Studio
Fri - Oct 26, 2012 : 04:54 pm
grateful
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Tick Tock...
AudioGuru
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 So...  In what has turned out to be my monthly updates, I don't have much to report this time, as progress on the studio portion of the house has been waiting for the actual house to be built.  Right now, the studio is comprised of two large concrete boxes in my basement. What I do have to report on is something I hadn't expected...
Studio
Sun - Sep 16, 2012 : 10:46 pm
pensive
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Insights...
AudioGuru
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 So, I just had a great day here in the basement where I live, while me and my family are waiting for our new home (and studio) to be built, and I found myself sort of pensive, so I thought I'd come down and write a few words, and see what comes out. Advanced Budget Studios began taking clients in August of 2009, using a single AT 3525 conde...
Studio
Fri - Sep 07, 2012 : 10:03 pm
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Progress Update #1
AudioGuru
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The studio walls are up!  ... and they are ... HUGE!  Honestly the level of excitement I have for this studio build is right up there with the excitement of my marriage and the births of my children.  I can't believe this is actually happening! Anyway.... I'll be posting more random updates on Facebook (which will link to publi...
Studio
Mon - Aug 20, 2012 : 10:52 pm
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It Has Begun!
AudioGuru
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Well, I'm happy to announce that after a month and a half of jumping through hoopes to get this thing off the ground, it has finally begun! The construction of the new home for Advanced Budget Studios has officially started, and I cannot tell you how excited I am. The only down part of this whole situation is - the waiting.  I anticipate t...
Studio
Mon - Jul 23, 2012 : 10:29 am
excited
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Hopes set high!
AudioGuru
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Below is a photo of how my little studio looks right now... Despite the fact that it's now nothing more than a bedroom, with piles of acoustic pucks and other audio paraphernalia scattered about, I've gotta say - "I'm over it." In 3 days, I'll say goodbye to this place, and begin anticipating the construction of our new abode, as w...
Studio
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Mon - Sep 07, 2009 : 01:24 pm
excited
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Grand Opening
AudioGuru
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(announcement)
The site is finished and life is good!  Welcome everyone who has a demo just waiting to be realized.  Advanced Budget Studios is here just waiting to make your life that much better. Come on down and get your demo made just the way you want it to - cheap, quick, and sounding great! Click here to go to the brand-new site!...
Audio / Music
Wed - Aug 27, 2008 : 08:59 am
somber
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Dave Pelzer
PoeticIntensity
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I just got done reading the book "A Man Named Dave", after reading "The Lost Boy", and 6 years ago, "A Child Called It". Ya know...  To a certain extent, I enjoy doing things from time to time, to keep myself grounded.  To keep myself living in a reality close to what is real for everyone else.  I do t...
Life
Sun - Jul 12, 2009 : 03:16 pm
grateful
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Love Through Trials
PoeticIntensity
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My marriage, or rather, the marriage I have entered into with my sweetheart for the last 7 years, hasn't really been that bad.  In fact, I'd say we're definitely on the upper-hand of "marital happiness" as far as the national statistics go. There are quite a few reasons for this, I'd say.  One is definitely that I feel I'm giv...
Family / Life / Personal
Tue - Apr 21, 2009 : 10:26 pm
content
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5-Year-Old's Perspective
PoeticIntensity
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I just finished putting my 5-year-old and my 3-year-old to bed. Earlier today, they both went to the dentist to have a check-up, and for Luci, it was a semi-traumatic experience.  She did really good, but at one point, she was seriously distraught about this gun-looking thing which sprayed water everywhere, and the vacuum they were going to ...
Children / Life
Wed - Aug 05, 2009 : 12:53 pm
amazed
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Ballmer at it again...
PoeticIntensity
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I just got done reading about and listening to a wonderful audio-bite from good ol' Steve Ballmer.  Honestly, I don't understand why Microsoft keeps him employed. Anyway...  According to Mr. Ballmer, Linux is no longer free.  So, with that in mind, please do not try to download Linux from here, or here, or here, or here, or here, o...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft / Programming
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
anxious
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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 - Jan 08, 2010 : 11:23 am
refreshed
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Recording Jeff Felix's "Peculiar"
AudioGuru
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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 - Jul 10, 2010 : 11:01 pm
no mood
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ScramJet begins the journey...
AudioGuru
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Wow... What a week this has been! Yesterday, we welcomed in a new client, ScramJet to the studio by running a recording marathon with them! We pulled a full 8-hour session and all through yesterday, we managed to get recordings for three whole songs.  By the end of the day, our engineer was ready to collapse. Today, they all came back to...
Audio / Music
Thu - Mar 26, 2009 : 09:54 pm
content
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Tuning My Snare Drum
PoeticIntensity
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(how-to)
Well...  Yesterday, a friend of mine had told me he had the privilege of being formally taught how to tune a snare drum. I read what he had to say (he posted it on facebook, so if you're not his friend, I imagine you can't read it, but here's the link anyway) So, today, I went and investigated a bit of whether I could get the proper tool...
Drums / Music
Thu - Mar 04, 2010 : 02:06 pm
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2011 5.0 Mustang GT
PoeticIntensity
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Although I probably will never own one of these, it's just awesome that the pony cars are gettin' revved up again.  Ford is definitely gonna bring up the competition with this beast.  Bye-bye imports! http://www.thefordstory.com/smart-technology/the-mustang-5-0-is-back/ Buyah!...
Cars
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Mon - Oct 20, 2008 : 03:14 pm
annoyed
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IE Caching AJAX bug
PoeticIntensity
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*sigh* As programming techniques become more and more complex, and the programmers continue to be just as, or more, diversified, companies who insist on being the industry standard while tossing away organizations such as the W3C, make life as a web developer increasingly difficult. If that didn't make much sense, let me rephrase:  Micro...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft / Programming
Tue - May 20, 2008 : 06:58 pm
excited
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Mohawks 'n' Camaro Cops
PoeticIntensity
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I've been needing to write a bit more about what's going on in my life lately, so... I'll give it a try this evening. First, you'll notice by the video above that yesterday morning a sad event occurred. No, my cat didn't die. No, my computer didn't fry. My mohawk went bye-bye. Yup.  I woke up yesterday morning and just couldn't ...
Cars / Personal
Wed - Sep 10, 2014 : 10:03 am
excited
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Live Room Upgrade
AudioGuru
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Soon after I began recording audio, I had a feeling I would be in the pursuit of an unattainable goal.  Finding that "perfect" recording space, or even creating that "perfect" recording would be difficult, if not entirely impossible. 10 years after I began, I was able to pour my heart and soul into a new recording space, ...
Studio
Sun - Sep 14, 2008 : 07:54 pm
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Salt Flats 2008!!
PoeticIntensity
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Oh, man...  I haven't had a day like yesterday in quite some time.  Possibly years. My day started at 6:00AM with about 4 hours of sleep in me.  Ah well...  Caffeine has its purpose, right? We started out thinking there would be 4-6 cars out there on the salt with us, but it ended up being just Steve and me.  As it tu...
Cars / Fun
Thu - Feb 05, 2009 : 09:54 am
excited
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New Song - "No Way Out"
PoeticIntensity
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(audio entry)
At the beginning of this year, one of the things I wanted to accomplish by next year was to write enough songs to create an album.  So far I have 3 songs I reallly like, and one which I think should be destroyed by fire.  Not too shabby, considering it's only the beginning of February. When I was 26, 1 day after I had broken up with my...
Music
Fri - May 22, 2009 : 02:27 pm
okay
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New Keyboard
PoeticIntensity
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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
Fri - Sep 24, 2010 : 09:59 pm
tired
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gentoo + jack + dbus = broken
PoeticIntensity
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Linux + gentoo + jack-audio-connection-kit + dbus use flag enabled = doesn't work any more. Okay... Just a personal note to remember. DO NOT COMPILE jack-audio-connection-kit WITH THE dbus FLAG ENABLED!  IT REMOVES jackd WHICH IS WHAT  qjackctl USES TO START THE JACK SERVER. So... Unless I'm missing something, this is pretty much th...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux
Thu - May 22, 2008 : 08:26 pm
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FCKeditor Javascript Error Patch
PoeticIntensity
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The new FCKeditor version 2.6 seems to have a bug which for me was quite hard to track down. I use PHP to interface with it, so the bug which causes images uploaded via the quickuploader is found in the editor/filemanager/connectors/php/io.php file on line 291. The error reported by firebug is: uncaught exception: Permission denied to ...
Programming
Sun - Mar 01, 2009 : 02:27 am
tired
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Postfix and Dovecot on Gentoo
PoeticIntensity
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I've just got to put this somewhere so I don't forget it.  I just finished installing postfix / dovecot using postgres on my home server by following this wonderful tutorial. I followed it almost to the tee, and ... it just works.  I have no other information other than that.  For all I know, as you read this, it may be interpret...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 10:25 am
happy
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CAD Trion 7000
AudioGuru
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So... The studio has been missing an essential piece of hardware, which, in past recordings, we've wished we had.  Well, that problem has now been remedied.  After much hum-hawwing about what should be done to get our hands on a good figure 8 microhpone, we found the CAD Trion 7000. The microphone is precisely what we needed. Afte...
Audio Hardware