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Mon - Feb 07, 2011 : 05:40 pm
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3 Nephi : 24
PoeticIntensity
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Interesting that I should choose to read this today, because my wife and I were talking a bit about the 2nd coming last weekend.  The second coming shall be like a "refiner's fire", which, of course, is meant to purify - or to burn out impurities.  That which abides by the law is sanctified by the same.  A talk I once heard...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - Feb 04, 2011 : 12:24 pm
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Lucid 8 and Smooth Intentions
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Some projects are just worth the wait.  Four months ago, we started working with a group named Lucid 8, and quite honestly, I've been itching to get their demo finished.  Well, we're heading down that road now, and it feels great.  We have one song finished, with 5 more quickly getting wrapped up.  Can't wait to see where these ...
Current Events / Music
Tue - Feb 01, 2011 : 10:40 am
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3 Nephi : 22 - 23
PoeticIntensity
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Chapter 22 was another toughy, but I figure I'm gonna better my life if I read and am only able to type a tiny bit, rather than not read at all. I guess my brain is still getting over this sickness, because I find it difficult to do any critical thinking.  Anyway... I found it interesting the bit about "more are the children of the de...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sun - Jan 23, 2011 : 01:33 am
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Studio Happenings...
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So... I apologize for not having kept up-to-date with what's recently been going on, but I honestly haven't had the time!  If I have to choose between recording music, or writing about recording music, I'll take the former, thank you very much. So, this last week was booked solid - again.  We saw a few regulars come in and a few new on...
Audio Hardware / Miscellaneous
Tue - Jan 18, 2011 : 05:30 pm
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3 Nephi : 21
PoeticIntensity
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Ya know... I've now read this chapter twice, and I cannot remember a single thing I read.  I started journaling about the chapters of the Book of Mormon January 1, 2008 - as a resolution to write about each and every chapter of the book.  I'm not sure if I can make it through this chapter one more time!  I have no idea what's going o...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures
Mon - Jan 17, 2011 : 10:50 pm
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New Direction in Following Christ
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  this ones personal. I left the church after realizing that I am gay, and I don't want to change that. Lastnight. I do not believe in the Church's stance on homosexuality. Which is that you can overcome those temptations, that it is an awful sin, and as long as you don't act on it, youre okay. I really don't believe that God would make 10% of...
Babblings / Book Of Mormon / Everyday Thoughts / Gay / Gospel / I Dont Want It No More / Lds / Lesbian / Me / Miscellaneous / Past Memories And Future Concerns / Personal / The Future / The Gospel / The Past / Things I Like
Mon - Jan 17, 2011 : 03:40 pm
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Marathon of all Marathons
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So, in this business you really have no idea what's coming at ya.  From the music, to the ability, to the genre, etc, etc, etc...  You can schedule a band for a full-day, and they can come in and get it all done sooner or later than what was previously thought.  There are so many variables, it can get a bit stressful. So, two days a...
Music
Thu - Jan 13, 2011 : 09:08 pm
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General Thoughts
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I got down here to my studio tonight, after playing with the kids, putting Sam to bed, and taking care of a few other odds 'n' ends, and I got to feeling like I should write in my journal.  Not entirely sure about what, but it's been months, if not a few years since I have just sat down to write, with nothing in mind beforehand.  Some of ...
Babblings / Personal
Tue - Jan 11, 2011 : 05:33 pm
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3 Nephi : 20
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So, in Gospel Doctrine, from time to time, we talk about praying, and how we're supposed to pray all the time, and then we get the comments that it's impossible to "pray" all the time, and then someone else says that we need to be praying "always" in our hearts.  That's true, and verse 1 of this chapter is Jesus' commandmen...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 10, 2011 : 05:10 pm
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Great start to 2011!
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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
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Wed - Oct 29, 2008 : 12:13 pm
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Mosiah : 27
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Reading the beginning of this chapter, it's interesting that Mosiah put laws into place which made voicing anything which could be interpreted as "persecutions" against the church, illegal - and it seemed to work.  There was "peace" for a number of years due to that law.  The church even began to grow and prosper more ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Apr 24, 2008 : 11:55 am
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Gen. Conf. - Rghts Trdtns - Lant
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Some quotes from the talk I found quite inspiring: Are we consciously creating righteous traditions, or is life just happening to us? Are our traditions being created in response to the loud voices of the world, or are they influenced by the still, small voice of the Spirit? Are the traditions that we are creating in our families going to make i...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Sat - Nov 15, 2008 : 01:24 pm
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Cats Have Nine Lives
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Ya know... I didn't know if I was going to blog about anything this weekend, but something just happened definitely blog-worthy.  Nothing insane, but something that I think people might find interesting. You know, I've always heard that cats have nine lives, but I've always kind of been the one to keep that in check.  No, I don't shoot ...
Cats / Life
Thu - Oct 21, 2010 : 03:38 pm
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HTF Wants to play for YOU!
PoeticIntensity
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So I'm sure many of you know that I've been working on a new project this year called "Herod the Fink".  We built a new site for it, and update the project's blog semi-regularly.  The site has music, photos, videos, and more, so you can get familiar with us, and know what to expect when we invade your living rooms... Yes... Y...
Herod The Fink / Music
Fri - Mar 21, 2008 : 10:56 pm
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2nd Nephi : 28
PoeticIntensity
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Well....  From the first eight verses of this chapter, I could write pages.  The first verse itself is a great testament to the veracity of Jacob 4:13, which states that the Holy Ghost "speaketh the truth and lieth not". Because we all can be under the influence of the Holy Ghost (and worthy members have the opportunity to ha...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Thu - Apr 16, 2009 : 12:26 pm
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Alma : 24 - Conversion
PoeticIntensity
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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
Mon - Sep 06, 2010 : 12:00 am
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2 monitor radeon xorg.conf
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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
Sun - Jul 29, 2007 : 01:13 pm
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Transcoding subtitles
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Today I needed to encode a movie I bought on Friday (Fearless), and I wanted to encode it in its native language, but have english subtitles.  The command I ended up using was this: transcode -a 0 -i Fearless.dump -M 2 -w 2200,250,100 -A -N 0x2000 -y xvid -o Fearless.avi -Z 854x480 -J extsub=2:0:0:0:0:100:255:2:3 The "a" takes care...
Wed - Jan 18, 2006 : 11:09 pm
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Tomorrow's The Big Day!
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First off, today was much better than yesterday as far as basing my decisions to strengthen my family. I spent the morning with Luci, and most of the afternoon and evening with Luci and Sarah. At noon, I went in to get all the paperwork taken care of for my new job, and I must say... I'm impressed, excited and anxious all in one emotion. I'm sur...
Wed - Jul 25, 2007 : 10:30 am
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Active X, Microsoft, *sigh*...
PoeticIntensity
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I've just gotta say....  WHAT THE %$@! ???? At work, I need to have a windows box along side my gentoo installation, so I can easily view stuff on IE 6,7,etc...  Well...  I downloaded a PDF and thought to myself, "Gee, it'd be nice to view this PDF I just downloaded..."  So, I go to Adobe.com and try to download their...
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Tue - Sep 22, 2009 : 06:05 pm
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Mustang GT vs. Camaro vs. GT500
PoeticIntensity
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Last Saturday, I woke up much earlier than I should have in order to go down and help my good friend Scott wash his cars, in preparation for his selling them. After washing his other two cars, we decided to wash my car, and to be honest, I was a bit skeptical as to how this "great new car washing" system would work.  Well...  ...
Cars
Mon - Jan 12, 2009 : 12:01 am
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Starting 2009 off right!
PoeticIntensity
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Well....  It became time again quickly to have a LAN party after the craziness of the holiday season.  So, we decided to have one two days ago.  It was fairly awesome. I didn't bring my camera, so I don't have a video of this one, but suffice it to say that this one was pretty darned fun.  It started with Eric Hansen and I lo...
Computers / Friends / Fun / Games / Personal
Wed - Mar 05, 2008 : 05:42 pm
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Is OCI8 in PHP encrypted?
PoeticIntensity
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My job has me creating a website derived from data housed in an Oracle database. It's getting to the point now where we're going to co-locate the server and press the big green button. Well... My boss came in today asking about the connection between my postgresql database from which the website runs, and Oracle from which Postgres is populated...
Computers / Programming
Wed - Aug 27, 2008 : 08:59 am
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Dave Pelzer
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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
Tue - Mar 22, 2011 : 11:53 am
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Linux: Extracting audio from video
PoeticIntensity
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 So, I used to use the -dumpaudio switch in mplayer to get audio extracted from random videos, but now that seems to do not much of anything.  I found this site which had a great explanation of how to get it done a different way, but was a bit out of date.  The newer version is found below: mplayer -vo null -ao pcm:file=audio_file_...
Audio / Linux
Sun - Jun 23, 2013 : 12:23 am
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G+ Public Hangouts
PoeticIntensity
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 So, with the new G+ hangout update, all of my Chrome extensions quit working ("My Hangouts", "Hangout Canopy", etc...), and I was wondering how in the heck to find hangouts to meet new people... Well, it's actually very easy. Within G+, search for #hangoutpost Then, in the drop-down right-side of the submenu, click &...
Computers
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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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
Mon - May 05, 2008 : 02:11 pm
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Collin's Nursemaid Elbow
PoeticIntensity
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I just thought I'd write a little something.... Since about a year ago, Collin's elbow has been easily pulled out of joint, and thus, has had issues with what is known as a nursemaid elbow. Today, his elbow got pulled out of the socket again, and my wife called me with another appointment to the doctor's office. Well, this time, I got to t...
Personal
Sat - Jul 27, 2013 : 02:56 pm
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Music Speaks For Itself
AudioGuru
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With everything going on that has to do with running Art City Sound, and making sure everything is taken care of, it's easy to forget what is really important.  Of course, my family is, and always will be, #1 in my life, but aside from that, the most important thing in this studio is good music.  Having a good time is a definite plus, but...
Music
Mon - Jan 04, 2016 : 07:41 pm
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2015 Conf #2 - "God Is At The Helm"
PoeticIntensity
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 "Hold on with Both Hands" - I love this quote.  It suggests that holding on with one hand isn't enough... and honestly, in my life, it hasn't been enough.  When I live the Gospel half-heartedly, I feel a contrast to the times when I know I am giving it my all.  The closer we draw to God, the closer God draws to us (...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual