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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
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...
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Tue - May 11, 2010 : 02:20 pm
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Helaman : 11
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Amazing...  It's almost unbelievable that in the space of less than 13 years, a whole nation can go from being wicked, to almost dying of hunger, to becoming incredibly righteous and prosperous, and then coming back to being so wicked that the combined armies of the Nephites and Lamanites can't defeat the wicked part of the people. I've bee...
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Mon - May 10, 2010 : 11:43 pm
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Jackson Guitar...
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So, a few weeks ago, the studio acquired a Jackson electric guitar and didn't really have any experience with it.  So a good friend and client of the studio came in and messed around a bit with it, and using a great dual-mic technique to get the most out of the amp, we managed to get a very, very nice guitar tone out of it. Soon, it will be ...
Audio Hardware / Babblings
Sat - May 01, 2010 : 07:56 pm
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New Friends of The Studio
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So, due to the success we've been having with the studio, we were able to upgrade our two in-studio guitars.  We bought a new black Crafter acoustic guitar, which sounds just awesome.  One of the new Herod The Fink tunes will feature the Crafter, and we're excited to get a final mix to see how it sits within the music. We also bought a ...
Audio / Audio Hardware / Music
Sat - May 01, 2010 : 12:31 pm
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Helaman : 10
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Amazing.  A couple of chapters ago, I was commenting on the sad state which Nephi found himself in, and the amazing faith he must have had to remain in a state of faithfulness to God, when everyone around him was wicked. I guess that's the way it goes.  God tries us to our breaking point, careful not to give us trials beyond our capabil...
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Fri - Apr 30, 2010 : 06:47 am
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Helaman : 8, 9
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Seems that the testimony of Nephi against the people of Zarahemlah was centered around their disbelief in Christ.  Interesting that, as soon a Satan has control over a people, Christ is the first doctrine which is attacked. Also the story of the finding of the murderer of Seezoram is interesting through the eyes of the foreknowledge of God.&...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Thu - Apr 29, 2010 : 05:11 pm
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Random Thoughts
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Hey Guys, Okay so its been a really really long time since I last wrote anything.  I just recently remembered my password and that is a really big part of my reason for not writing.  I know this is suppose to be like a diary (right or wrong?), but I would perfer to think that its more of a letter to a best friend (hope that don't sound ...
Tue - Apr 27, 2010 : 04:47 pm
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Helaman : 7
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So...  I remember Nephi coming back to his own people and seeing them in a state of wickedness, but I didn't remember that he had just been on a mission where everyone in the land northward rejected his word, too.  That would be an incredible test of faith in an of itself.  Only the most stalwart followers of God, in my view, could t...
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Mon - Apr 26, 2010 : 05:38 pm
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Helaman : 6
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Reading the beginning of this chapter, I knew this was where the Lamanites and Nephites would enter into free commerce with one another.  When everyone is living by the same righteous standards, there is no need for distrust, or geographical boundaries, or anything else which comes from people living selfishly.  Honest living of the Gospe...
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Thu - Jul 19, 2007 : 10:48 pm
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Fires in Utah / Gratitude
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Well...  It seems that all of Utah is on fire.  I mean... Almost literally.  Currently there are 5-6 fires raging on in various parts of Utah, the extreme north, to the extreme south.  One has consumed 18,000 acres so far.  Insane... Why do I find this interesting?  Well, it's just interesting that one of the "si...
Tue - Feb 10, 2009 : 02:59 pm
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Customize Your Blog!
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Tired of the same old colors?  Try customizing the color scheme of your ILMJ blog!  Here's how to do it: First, make sure you go to your blog home page.  If you're not sure how to get there, simply click on "Blog", and choose your blog.  You will then be at the home page of your blog.  From there, you will noti...
I Love My Journal
Tue - Mar 25, 2008 : 10:03 pm
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2nd Nephi : 33
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Verse which popped out at me this time around was verse 1. This is probably the best illustration in all of scripture of how the Spirit works among people. When someone speaks according to the Spirit of God, the Spirit breaks all barriers of communication and carries the message through a language agnostic medium which all hearts understand. ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - Jan 22, 2010 : 04:04 pm
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Alma : 53
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I'm always pleased and grateful that the Spirit comes so quickly when I read the Book of Mormon.  Sometimes I forget how much I love how the Spirit of God makes me feel and think and act. Anyway...  Great chapter this was.... Of all of the stories in the Book of Mormon, I think I like the one of the 2000 Stripling Warriors the best.&n...
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Mon - Apr 16, 2007 : 11:45 pm
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My Mustang GT has gas. (85 octane, that is)
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Since I purchased my 2007 Mustang GT in January of 2007, I've been putting 85 Octane gas in it. I didn't notice any pings, nor anything else to make me think I was putting the wrong gas in it. Well, my dad was in it two days ago and asked me what gas I was using. When I told him, he couldn't believe I would do such a thing. Well.... In my defe...
Cars
Fri - Aug 22, 2008 : 12:36 pm
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Mosiah 4 and Other Thoughts
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I decided to get back into reading the scriptures now that I've finished the last conference talks. This has nothing to do with Mosiah 3, but one thing I neglected to write about was the last gospel doctrine class I attended.  Our wonderful teacher, Ryan Anderson taught again, and made a wonderful parallel out of Amalickiah and Satan. We...
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Tue - Jun 28, 2011 : 07:18 pm
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All About What??
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 So, the month of June has been a great one for Advanced Budget Studios.  Being a young company, we still have a long road before us to get where we want to be, but during the last 3 years we've been in business, I can tell you something important I've learned. If you would have asked me when starting out, "What's the main point of ...
Babblings / Miscellaneous
Wed - Jul 25, 2007 : 10:30 am
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Active X, Microsoft, *sigh*...
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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...
Tue - Jul 31, 2007 : 01:39 am
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Drum Corps. 2007
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I just got back from a wonderful evening spent with my wife, Shaun, Tiffy, Shane, and Becca.  We went to Weber State to see the annual drum core competition. Let me just say....  Amazing.  Yup...  Amazing....  That's what it was. It also got me to thinking about a lot of things.  For some reason lots of normal things...
Mon - Apr 27, 2009 : 09:47 am
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Alma : 26 - Rejoicing
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Man...  I can only imagine what Ammon's joy truly felt like.  After reading D&C 18:15-16, I begin to see why Ammon fainted due to overwhelming joy so many times throughout his mission.  Dedicating a full chapter to nothing but the rejoicing of Ammon seems perfectly reasonable. I always thought his brothers were kind of rude to ...
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Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 11:27 pm
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Flight To Green Bay
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Okay...  This sucks.  I just spent the last 10 minutes typing up a nice novel on how today was spent, and I then proceeded to accidentally delete it.  How unfortunate.  Let's see if I can do it again. ....nope.  Sorry...  I'm tired, and it's late (it's now 12:30am), and I've got to get up tomorrow morning. Suffic...
Fun / Life / Nature's Way
Wed - Apr 02, 2008 : 05:31 pm
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Firefox Foils Phishing
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If you have had an email account for more than a month, chances are you get more spam than you get legitimate email. Well, I have an email account which averages about 500 spams per day.  I don't really care about this account, but that's beside the point. Even though I usually never give spam mails a second thought, today I decided to c...
Computers / Current Events
Wed - Jul 30, 2008 : 01:08 am
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Diving Into ATI
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Okay...    Ever since Nvidia came out with their Geforce series, I've been hooked.  I've built upwards of 100 systems in my life (family / friends / work) and out of those, about 90% of them use Nvidia video cards.  I also highly prefer AMD.  In fact, the very first computer I built was an AMD K6-2 250MHZ machine with ...
Computers / Linux
Sun - Jun 01, 2014 : 01:03 am
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Exhausting Day
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 Today, I woke up at 6:00am, after getting a maximum of 4 hours of sleep (and it would only be 4 hours if I wasn't woken up in the middle of the night multiple times, which I was, so it was actually less) I prayed before I went to bed that I would be able to survive the day and get everything done that needed doing. Anyway, I woke up at 6,...
Music / Personal / Spiritual
Sun - Jun 08, 2008 : 06:33 pm
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2008 - Roth Memorial - Friday
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I just got done making the video for this entry, so take a look if you've got a high speed Internet connection. Today was the 2nd day of the Ed Roth Memorial Reunion held in Manti, UT. There were finksters-a-plenty there on Friday, but even more on Saturday.  I lost count of how many Rat Finks I saw. So, because the days were packed, ...
Audio / Cars / Music / Personal
Mon - Jan 02, 2012 : 11:08 pm
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Rockin' Out in 2012!
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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...
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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
Mon - Dec 21, 2009 : 12:05 am
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The Fink is Finished!
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 After a whole heckuva lot of work, at a faster-than-I-want-to pace, the self-titled album from Herod the Fink is finally finished, and available. Herod the Fink is an in-house production of our mixing and recording engineer, and a great musician-friend of his. The whole project  came together with a simple phone call, a month before ...
Audio / Music
Wed - Dec 05, 2007 : 05:34 pm
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Skype 2.0 Beta + Webcam
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Earlier today I wrote about my experience trying to get a Logitech Orbit AF webcam installed in Gentoo Linux. About 2 hours later, I finally got Skype 2.0 beta to work (after figuring out a problem with QT), and upon loading it, configuring it, and finding someone with whom to test it (thanks, mindjuju), I finally got a webcam to act as a streami...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Mon - Aug 20, 2012 : 10:52 pm
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It Has Begun!
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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...
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