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Mon - Jul 23, 2012 : 10:29 am
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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
Wed - Jul 18, 2012 : 12:06 am
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Getting Real...
PoeticIntensity
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Today was spent with my good friend, and brother, Ryan (and his family, who happens to love my family!) We spent the day moving all sorts of large items from our home into the storage space we're renting.  From the kitchen table and chairs, to the couch downstairs, to the hutches - we made two trips full of items, with our mini-van and Dad'...
Personal / Studio
Sat - Jul 14, 2012 : 12:04 am
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Out with the Old...
AudioGuru
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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 - Jun 19, 2012 : 06:19 pm
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Lucid 8 - Blind World
AudioGuru
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So I've been working on a lot of projects lately, but one I thought to be of particular note was the song "Blind World" by Lucid 8.  The song is well-made on a variety of levels, but one of the coolest aspects of this song is the way they presented it to me. Jonny (drummer for Lucid 8) came to me and asked if could incorporate an ...
Music
Wed - Jun 06, 2012 : 12:18 am
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The Arm of Our Nation
Clutzybabe123
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This was in response to people NOT SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS AND VETERANS.  When the people calling our veterans scumbags and persecuting the people defending them - can defend our nation better than our veterans and soldiers, then they can say something.  and NOT BEFORE!!!! THE ARM OF OUR NATION! READ RIGHT NOW!!! and let me know wh...
Adversity / Depression / Everyday Thoughts / Family / Fasting / God / Good / Gospel / Lds / My Journal / Past Memories And Future Concerns / Politics / Religion / Spiritual / Writing
Wed - May 02, 2012 : 12:16 am
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Studio 14 + ABS = ...?
AudioGuru
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So, a few years ago, when I had no idea what I was doing in the studio, a guy named Rich Bischoff contacted me and asked me to give him some drum samples from my studio.  He didn't call me back.  I don't blame him. hehe... So, for the past 3 years, I've been dedicating myself to getting the studio to be the absolute best it can possibly...
Drums / Miscellaneous
Mon - Feb 27, 2012 : 04:42 pm
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Musical Ramblings...
PoeticIntensity
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Okay, so I recently watched a documentary on the Foo Fighters called "Back and Forth", and I thought it was really well made - okay, I thought it was awesome.  The funny thing is - I don't own a single Foo Fighters album, and am really not familiar with them as a band, even though I generally like the "rock" genre they asso...
Music
Fri - Feb 17, 2012 : 11:06 am
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Biggest Upgrades Ever
AudioGuru
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I don't even know where to start.  Let's start at the beginning... So, 10 years ago, I got a hair-brained idea to buy a keyboard and start writing and recording music.  Seven years ago I thought it'd be a good idea to get a mic kit for my drums to learn how to record drums better.  Three years ago the studio had its first paying c...
Audio Hardware
Tue - Feb 14, 2012 : 05:21 pm
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Google Hangout Linux Fix
PoeticIntensity
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So, I just got a new Logitech C910 web cam, and when trying to join or create google hangouts, I couldn't see myself in the stream at all, nor anyone else's.  I can hear everyone, and everyone can see me, but I can see nobody, nor myself.  I found this gem of a site with a very easy solution. I'm using gentoo Linux, and this simple tric...
Linux / Video
Mon - Jan 02, 2012 : 11:08 pm
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Rockin' Out in 2012!
AudioGuru
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 So, I've been thinking about what the first post in 2012 should be, and I've been drawing a blank.   I could talk about all the cool gear I've upgraded, and the success we had in 2011, but I've talked a lot about that stuff already  (although the new RME Madi interface, ADI-8 QS converters, and Focusrite 828 preamps are pretty stink...
Music
Highest Rated
Fri - Nov 05, 2010 : 11:02 am
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Brand-New HTF Album Available!
PoeticIntensity
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Okay, friend, family, and others.  I just wanted to let you know that the season has finally arrived! Jesse and I have been working all year long on Herod the Fink's 2nd studio album.  We are so excited to announce that it's finally available for purchase! The album has eight songs on it, and all of them are awesome.  I'll post...
Herod The Fink / Music
Tue - Sep 02, 2008 : 08:08 pm
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"Finding" Joy
PoeticIntensity
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Earlier this evening, it was absolutely beautfiul outside, and for some reason, I wasn't drained of energy from the daily grind, so I decided to take my wife and my kids out to the park nearby. While I was pushing Collin and Luci on the swings, I realized how wonderful playing with kids can be.  Of course, this wasn't the first time I reali...
Children / Life / Parenting
Tue - Apr 06, 2010 : 05:15 pm
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New Logo and Design
AudioGuru
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Life just can't get much better.  Well...  Let's not speak too soon, but man, life for the studio this past week has just been really, really awesome. One of our clients recently decided to help us out by designing a logo and refreshing the look and feel of our website.  His name is Jesse Crowley, and, well...  He's just awes...
Miscellaneous
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
Sun - May 23, 2010 : 09:28 pm
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Fun Pics
sarahkimjones
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Since I don't blog very much I thought I would add just a whole bunch of fun pictures of the kids with the latest things that have been going on.  So enjoy! Above: This is the best Mother's Day picture we could get.  The sun was shining right in the kids eyes.   Luci on her Zoo field trip.  This was my group. ...
Children / Family
Mon - Apr 13, 2009 : 11:22 am
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Alma : 22
PoeticIntensity
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Well.. I got to verse 3, when a concept which, for some reason, has been pounded into my spirit throughout pretty much my whole life, came ringing true and clear.  What is that concept, you ask? Don't assume to know anything about the effect you may have on others.  Sometimes you can tell, but sometimes you can't. Because of the honesty...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Spiritual
Wed - Aug 05, 2009 : 12:53 pm
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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
Thu - Dec 13, 2012 : 11:06 pm
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Getting Real...
PoeticIntensity
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So, I just got off the phone with my wife, and she was at our new home-to-be this evening, and apparently, almost everything is done.  The carpet isn't in, nor are the toilets, nor are the cement stairs leading down to the basement, but everything else - yeah - it's done.  I'm just beside myself.  We could be moving in as early as la...
Personal
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
AudioGuru
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Okay...  So lately the studio has been getting some serious upgrades, thanks to all of you who have been supporting me, and creating awesome music. About a month ago, I was chatting it up with a good friend, Jesse Crowley, about how in the world we were going to sell our fabulous new Herod the Fink album this season.  You see, there ar...
Audio Hardware / Drums / Music
Wed - Nov 28, 2007 : 03:33 pm
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The Value of Words
PoeticIntensity
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Recently, I have had the opportunity to have my mind opened to various opportunities having to do with mortgages and investment properties, and whatnot, and in the midst of all this, we have had to contact the lending company on our primary mortgage. Yesterday, I was on hold for 1.5 hours with Citibank's collections department, after being transf...
Miscellaneous
Most Viewed
Thu - May 29, 2008 : 06:20 pm
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Postgres Authentication in Proftpd
PoeticIntensity
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Today I was commissioned to create an FTP server here at work.  Through persistent pestering of the hideously insecure nature of FTP in general, my boss let me dedicate an entire server just for the company's need to FTP.  This was to negate the possibility of any hacking of the web server, should the FTP server be compromised.  It's...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 10:25 am
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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
Thu - Jul 31, 2008 : 11:52 am
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From Nvidia to ATI
PoeticIntensity
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Well...  I just spent about 2 hours writing a how-to on going from an Nvidia-based graphics system in gentoo Linux to an ATI one, but I accidentally erased the whole thing, so I'm going to try my best to be patient and do it again. When I originally got the box for my new ATI Radeon HD4850 video card this morning, I was impressed even in the ...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Mar 01, 2009 : 02:27 am
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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
Sat - Jul 12, 2008 : 01:30 pm
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OpenFire gentoo problems
PoeticIntensity
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I just spent the last three hours trying to figure out why my OpenFire 3.5.2 instance was installing just fine, saying that it was running just fine, but in reality was not running at all. Neither port 9090, nor 9091 was open, both ports 9090, and 9091 were closed. ps -A | grep openfire returned nothing - at all. Yet, /etc/init.d/openfire sta...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Thu - Jul 29, 2010 : 01:20 pm
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NEW: Golden Age Pre-73!
AudioGuru
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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
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
AudioGuru
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Okay...  So lately the studio has been getting some serious upgrades, thanks to all of you who have been supporting me, and creating awesome music. About a month ago, I was chatting it up with a good friend, Jesse Crowley, about how in the world we were going to sell our fabulous new Herod the Fink album this season.  You see, there ar...
Audio Hardware / Drums / Music
Mon - Sep 06, 2010 : 12:00 am
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2 monitor radeon xorg.conf
PoeticIntensity
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So, I spent a few minutes today seeing how bare-bones I could get my xorg.conf.  My configuration is 2 23-inch Acer monitors, which are side-by-side using a Radeon HD4850 video card.  I'm using gentoo.  make.conf : VIDEO_CARDS="radeon". Also, I've got one big desktop from the 2 monitors.  Here's the config. ...
Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Jul 01, 2011 : 01:30 pm
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Studio Drum Upgrade
AudioGuru
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 I'm pretty sure everyone knows that feeling of having to do something, just for the sake of doing it.  This happened to me about 2 weeks ago.  I got the feeling that something needed upgrading in the studio.  Lately, I've been buying a few guitars, and some great microphones, as well as upgrading the main studio software.  ...
Audio Hardware / Drums
Sat - Oct 04, 2014 : 05:30 pm
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Sacred Sounds Acoustics...
AudioGuru
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 So, a few days ago, a friend of the studio called up and asked if I would help him out with a project.  As he described the project, I grew more and more interested. The project is called "Sacred Sounds: Cathedrals of Europe" The gist of it, is that a group of researchers are going to be travelling around Europe studying th...
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