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Thu - Dec 08, 2011 : 03:50 pm
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Year's End...
AudioGuru
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So I haven't written in a while, and that's both a great thing, and a not-so-great thing.  It's great because since September, the studio has been busier than I thought possible.  Honestly...  It's been a whirlwind, and I'm not quite sure what caused it - but I'm so grateful for it.  It's a not-so-great thing because I can't kee...
Audio / Babblings / Music
Tue - Nov 08, 2011 : 02:36 pm
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Welcome the Newcomers!
AudioGuru
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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
Sat - Nov 05, 2011 : 06:23 pm
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Writing for Nano
Sarahjen
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Today I started my entry titled Lost In The Past for Nano month. This is where writers try to write 50,000 words in one month. Mine is a young adult novel. Here is the synopsis for it. Lost in the Past Synopsis   Her millionaire father thought it would be great to raise her without the problems of today, so he builds a house free of elec...
Everyday Thoughts / Family / Fun / Personal / Writing / Young Adult
Sun - Oct 16, 2011 : 10:59 pm
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Just Getting Better
AudioGuru
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 My apologies for not writing lately.  I assure you, it's because I've been too busy recording! So...  Updates:  As some of you know, for now, 100% of the money which comes into this studio, stays in the studio, which means all the proceeds from your recordings go directly back into ways to make your recordings even better. &...
Audio Hardware / Babblings / Miscellaneous
Sun - Oct 16, 2011 : 10:17 pm
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Moroni : 10
PoeticIntensity
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 ...and so we've come to the last chapter, and the closing of the book I opened almost 4 years ago.  The goal was to read and write about each and every chapter in the Book of Mormon, no matter how long it took me.  Tonight, I'm gonna complete that goal.   Wow.  That just feels good. Let's charge on to Moroni 10, shall w...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Oct 13, 2011 : 09:35 am
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Moroni : 9
PoeticIntensity
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 What a horrible, yet extremely personal and hopeful chapter.   The nature of it reminds me of the psalm of Nephi (2 nephi  4:15-end).  What horrible, horrible things were going on at the end, but it just amazes me, the strength of Mormon, and his constant prayers for Moroni - and his pleading to God for his soul to be brought b...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Wed - Oct 12, 2011 : 11:45 am
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Moroni : 8
PoeticIntensity
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So... I just checked, and throughout all canonized scripture, know how many times the phrase "solemn mockery" is used?   Yup - you guessed it.  Once.  And it happens to refer to the baptizing of children.  For some reason, I think God dislikes this act a bit. Verse 14 seems kind of harsh, but if a person has nei...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Mon - Oct 10, 2011 : 12:00 pm
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Moroni : 7 - Part 2
PoeticIntensity
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Today is a good day!  So...  Beginning in verse 12, the main theme I'm getting here is the complete polarization between God and Satan.  Within the rules God has set (such as, "Satan can't kill people", and "Man has free agency", and "God won't save someone just because they're His offspring", and such.....
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - Oct 07, 2011 : 12:31 pm
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Moroni : 7 - Part 1
PoeticIntensity
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 I am SO glad that Moroni kept writing.  Can you imagine the Book of mormon without the last 4 chapters of Moroni?  The depth of explanation of faith, hope, and charity?  The blessing of Babies?  The promise and invitation to read the Book of Mormon, used by all missionaries?  Yeah...  There are some gems here in ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Oct 04, 2011 : 12:43 pm
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Moroni : 6
PoeticIntensity
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 This was a good chapter.  Starts out stating that worthiness is necessary in order for baptism into the Lord's church: bringing forth fruit of worthiness (not entirely sure what this means, specifically) having a broken heart and contrite spirit, showing a witness of true repentance taking upon yourself the name of Chris...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
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Sat - Nov 29, 2008 : 10:55 pm
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Ironman 2008
PoeticIntensity
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Last weekend I went to Arizona to see my brother Greg, my sister Andi, and my friend Natalie compete in the Ironman Event. I put together a video which pretty much sums it all up.  I hope you like it....
Family / Life / Miscellaneous
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
Thu - Mar 11, 2010 : 05:16 pm
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Ibanez SR-300 + Kustom Amp!
AudioGuru
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Since we've opened for business, and even before, I've started to notice a sad trend in recording audio.  This is speaking extremely generally, and there have been a few people who have definitely broken the mold, but in my experience, I've noticed that the musical instrument getting the least amount of love is the bass guitar. For the most ...
Audio Hardware
Mon - Jan 10, 2011 : 05:10 pm
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Great start to 2011!
AudioGuru
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So, Advanced Budget Studios took a bit of a break during the holidays, and with that came the usual curiosity as to how the new year would be. Well, I'd have to say that 2011 is looking great.  We started off the year recording a wonderful new artist named Taylor Miller.  He'll have a website up soon, and his music sounds fabulous! ...
Miscellaneous / Music
Sun - Feb 10, 2008 : 11:47 am
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Comcast Bit Torrent Filtering
PoeticIntensity
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I've been using Comcast for my personal Internet connection now for about 5 years.  Personally, I think they do a great job.  My connection goes down on average about once per year, and it just works really well with my lifestyle.  I think the price is a bit much, but having a steady Internet connection means a lot to me, so I keep i...
Computers / Drm
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
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
Mon - Feb 25, 2008 : 10:48 pm
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*AMAZING* video - "Everything"
PoeticIntensity
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As some of you know, in addition to running this site, I also run a site called ldscompanion.org Today, I was rummaging through some of the artwork submitted by my users, when I found this piece. The artwork is well-done, and presents a Biblical message as well as a URL.  Well...  Not being familiar with the URL, I decided to see wh...
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Sun - May 24, 2009 : 09:43 pm
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Jason is WAY cool.
bR3n+
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So, I am assuming that this whole site is one cool PHP project. Good job, Jason. Looking forward to the 'remake' of ldscompanion.org to see what happens there. That's a cool site, too.  It isn't any wonder to me why someone would want to hire you. You'll have the Zend framework down in no time. MVC and OOP are just a different way of planning ...
Fun / Howdy
Tue - Dec 09, 2008 : 04:48 pm
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Sleep, Cats, and Christmas Trees
PoeticIntensity
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Ya know...  I thought that with 4.5 hours of sleep last night, I'd feel a heckuva lot sleepier than I do.  I guess miracles do happen. Since our wonderful Samuel was born, my wife and I have been getting considerably less sleep than we otherwise would.  This is to be expected; it comes with the whole package of parenthood. I ha...
Cats / Children / Family / General Insanity
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Wed - Sep 07, 2011 : 11:46 am
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Linode / Gentoo / sendmail problem [solved]
PoeticIntensity
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 When I first installed the 64-bit version of gentoo on linode, everything looked good - except I couldn't get apache to send email.   When I emerged PHP, it pulled in ssmtp by default, but that didn't seem to be sending mail at all.  So, I emerged sendmail.  That got me a little bit further, but the logs were giving me an error...
Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Aug 22, 2010 : 11:26 pm
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gentoo mp3 tag editor
PoeticIntensity
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I just spent 20 minutes trying to find a good console-based mp3 tag editor in gentoo, and was surprisingly fruitless in doing so. After using the wonderful "equery belongs" command tied to an editor I use on my server (but couldn't remember where it came from), the program mp3blaster came up. Although mp3blaster claims to just be an m...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Oct 22, 2010 : 10:32 pm
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Wisdom Teeth out.
elizalds
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So the Wisdom teeth came out this morning. I was awake and numb, and it was okay. It really doesn't hurt much at all and I'm just taking Motrin. I feel pretty good. I'm really excited that I will be able to make it to Sacrament on Sunday and I also have a quick interview for my patriarchal blessing!!!!! Which I really don't want to miss. I f...
Book Of Mormon / Everyday Thoughts / Gospel / Herod The Fink / Lds / Me / Personal
Tue - Oct 02, 2007 : 04:44 pm
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Mustang GT vs Saab 950 Turbo
PoeticIntensity
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Hehe....  I love it when I learn new stuff about Springville. I had no idea that there existed a place in Springville that was absolutely perfect for racing.  Now we're talking 0-80 MPH racing in a straight line.  Nothing curvy or anything like that.  So... Anyway... My co-worker, Steve comes into my office (or rather, the...
Cars
Tue - Jan 20, 2009 : 09:41 pm
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Studio Acoustic Treatment 1
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  Since I had recently returned from my mission in 1996, I knew I wanted to learn how to record music.  Recording music swiftly turned into wanting to be able to record my drums.  A couple of years ago, I was able to put enough money away to buy a load of recording equipment for my drums. I've recorded quite a few diddies in...
Audio / Music
Tue - Nov 03, 2015 : 12:10 am
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Thanks4giving 2
PoeticIntensity
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 So, today's entry is going to be a bit less, but I still was able to see God's hand in my life quite a bit. I had a late studio session to tend to, but I had felt horrible all day long...  I prayed that I would be able to have a great session, and it went really well.  Everything that needed to happen, happened, and nothing too t...
Thanks4giving
Tue - Feb 18, 2014 : 04:23 pm
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Tiny Boats / Bret Slack
AudioGuru
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Just in case you haven't heard the latest about Tiny Boats' debut album release, a good friend of the studio, Matt Mylroie, a music producer in Florida, had these good words to say about The Broken Vessels. A portion is quoted below, where the full review can be found here. "This album is hard to describe, but it is a fantastic blend of ...
Music / Studio
Wed - Jan 06, 2010 : 12:59 am
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Drum Cover - Pat Benatar : Heartbreaker
Drummer
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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....
Audio / Drums / Music / Video
Wed - Aug 06, 2008 : 05:25 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Daughters of God - Ballard
PoeticIntensity
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I just got done watching and reading the talk given by Elder M. Russell Ballard, and it caused me to ponder my wife, quite a bit. Boiled down, the talk was given on how much mothers do, and how much we, as husbands, need to appreciate them. I certainly hope that I'm appreciating Sarah enough.  Heaven knows I've been in Elder Ballard's plac...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Nov 12, 2013 : 02:25 pm
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Lucid 8 / Jhonny K
AudioGuru
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Being an audio engineer full-time gives me the opportunity to meet a lot of musicians, and go through a lot of music.  Most of the music being recorded here is done by people who want to get a recording of a song or two that they want to post for their friends on social media sites, and that is great by me.  The more good music out for pe...
Music / Studio