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Fri - Feb 05, 2010 : 12:13 pm
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Better All The Time!
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Due to the amazing success Advanced Budget Studios has had in the short time since opening, we've added a few new toys to the studio.  We now employ an Audix D6 kick microphone, which adds some serious punch to any acoustic drum tracks. We also now have some serious firepower on acoustic guitars and drum overheads.  We've acquired a mat...
Audio
Tue - Feb 02, 2010 : 01:09 pm
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Alma : 57
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Yet another great strategy-based chapter.   I'm kind of tired right now, and this chapter wasn't really loaded with doctrinal insights, but I will say that if there's any question about whether or not obedience has its rewards, you'll have to read verses 21-27.  Definitely makes me want to both learn about and obey my Heavenly Father...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Mon - Feb 01, 2010 : 11:15 pm
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One More for The Blue Aces
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We recently had the pleasure of working with The Blue Aces again, and as expected, they were stellar.  This time around, however, they recorded an acoustic song which really contrasts the versatility in their song-writing.  The song is called "One Of The Heart" and should be available soon. Lookin' forward to doing more work w...
Audio / Music
Fri - Jan 29, 2010 : 03:18 pm
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Alma : 56 - Courage, Faith
PoeticIntensity
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Ya know...  The explanations of the strategy of war really is interesting to me.  But when I come across verses like these, I simply can't help but get chills. I actually tear up when reading these verses.  I guess it's kind of the whole underdog syndrome.  Ya know... When there's a conflict, or a competition, and the odds are...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Jan 28, 2010 : 11:38 am
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Alma : 56 - Covenants
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With all that I've noticed about making covenants this time around, I can't help but notice that this chapter has some very interesting words. I really do wonder where the line is with covenants we make.  In the days of the Book of Mormon, people would rather die than lie or break a covenant.  This is made abundantly clear with the eali...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Wed - Jan 27, 2010 : 03:50 pm
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Alma : 55
PoeticIntensity
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I love Moroni's strategy.  With God on his side, he seems almost unstoppable. So Ammoron decides to be a jerk about the letter-sending, and what-not, so Moroni's like, "Dude...  You did NOT just say that!  A'ight, then, we'll see who gets to keep prisoners around here!!" Let's see what could have gone wrong with this st...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Wed - Jan 27, 2010 : 12:09 am
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First Impressions : MXL V77
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Since the studio's new shining star arrived, we've been having a lot of fun around here.  To be honest, the guy who was good enough to sell us our new MXL V77, couldn't say enough about this microphone, which unfortunately is no longer in production, so when it arrived, I had my hopes up quite high - possibly too high. So, after two successf...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Tue - Jan 26, 2010 : 06:45 pm
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Alma : 54 - Moroni's Anger
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Wow...  Moroni doesn't mix words, does he...  Reading this through as much of an objective filter as possible, I'd say there's some serious judgements going on.  Moroni blatantly calls Ammoron a "child of hell", and tells him that his brother went to hell.  heh...  Pretty gutsy, if ya ask me.  Going off of wh...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Sat - Jan 23, 2010 : 03:21 pm
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New Addition - MXL V77!
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So, a little over a week ago, I made a phone call on an offer I simply couldn't refuse...  A person online was claiming to be selling a MXL V77 tube microphone brand-new in-the-box for incredibly cheap.  This microphone didn't mean much to me at the time, but something intrigued me about it.  After 20 minutes or so with google, I kne...
Audio
Sat - Jan 23, 2010 : 12:00 am
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Destroying an LVM Array
PoeticIntensity
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Alright... So one of my hard drives failed in my backup server LVM array, and I received the new replacement disk today. So, I turn on my computer and even though the volume group isn't initialized (due to the missing disk), it still exists, and has all the other drives in the array still held captive. So, this is how to completely destroy your...
Gentoo / Linux
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Fri - Jun 04, 2010 : 11:08 am
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Helaman : 16
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I'm always slightly dumbfounded while pondering on the things that wicked men come up with to justify the signs given by prophets... "Oh no, we can't hit this guy who is telling us we're wicked, so he must have a devil!  GET HIM!" "Oh my!  All these miracles that are happening just as the prophets said they would - can'...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Jan 10, 2008 : 11:16 am
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Way to go, Sony.
PoeticIntensity
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I just got done reading an excerpt on Sony's new "open", "non-DRM" solution to downloading their music legally. As I understand it, you have to go to a store, buy some sort of card for $12.99 which has a magic code on it, get the code, go to a website, enter the code, and then you are able to download one of their whole 37 alb...
Drm
Thu - Jan 03, 2008 : 10:11 pm
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1st Nephi : 1
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Three things stood out at me during tonight's study session: 1. I wonder where the translation of the plates of Lehi are right now?  I've never read the history of the Chuch, so I don't know if it's documented there, but Joseph Smith had them, and had them returned to him after he lost them.  Did he destroy them?  Are they somewhe...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - May 29, 2009 : 01:27 am
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"Good Times" Trip to Cali
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Man...  I've been having mixed emotions about the oncoming trip to California for a number of reasons.  I mean, this trip really has been putting both me and my wife through the ringer.  First, I got a new job, and am being quite challenged by my new tasks there.  Taking time off to go on a vacation right now isn't the best idea...
Sat - Jan 23, 2010 : 03:21 pm
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New Addition - MXL V77!
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So, a little over a week ago, I made a phone call on an offer I simply couldn't refuse...  A person online was claiming to be selling a MXL V77 tube microphone brand-new in-the-box for incredibly cheap.  This microphone didn't mean much to me at the time, but something intrigued me about it.  After 20 minutes or so with google, I kne...
Audio
Tue - Apr 22, 2008 : 12:11 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Spcl Exprncs - Rasband
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I feel very connected with this talk.  He speaks of the importance of remembering those special experiences we have with the Spirit which enrich our testimonies.  Some of the quotes I love from this talk are as follows: Our personal journey through life provides us with many special experiences that become building blocks of faith and t...
General Conference / Personal / Programming / Spiritual
Thu - Dec 08, 2011 : 03:50 pm
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Year's End...
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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
Wed - Mar 05, 2008 : 08:59 pm
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importance
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it gets hard when you realize your not as important in someones life as you thought you were. it gets even harder when their the most important part of yours. love is something i long for. am i convinced that i have found the man for me, but does he even think of me in the same way. I feel like just another co-worker to him. i would give...
Fri - Jun 13, 2008 : 12:00 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Born Again - Christofferson
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This is the first time I think I've ever watched / listened to / read a talk given by Elder D. Todd Christofferson. My first impressions of him are very, very high.  He has a very poignant, straightforward, yet very soft tone to his voice.  He does not waver in his speech, and seems completely convicted of the things he says. I enjoye...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 19, 2009 : 10:34 am
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Alma : 11
PoeticIntensity
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I've gotta ask.  Well, before I do, let me preface the question with the scripture found in 1st Nephi 19.  Nephi says he won't write anything unless he thinks it's sacred.  Assuming that the prophets after Mosiah thought the same thing, I've gotta ask.  Why are verses 1 through 19 even here?  I know the Book of Mormon is tr...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
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Fri - Oct 08, 2010 : 01:11 pm
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3 Nephi : 15
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From the beginning of this chapter, it's obvious that Christ means business when he makes covenants.  Causing entire books to be written, and then keeping 100% of everything that is written means something. I wonder why the people thought that Christ's coming "destroyed" the prophets?  Interesting. I love verse 9.  &q...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sun - Mar 22, 2009 : 12:52 pm
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Alma : 16
PoeticIntensity
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The main thing that stuck out in this chapter was obviously the destruction of Ammonihah.  As I've stated in a previous post, I find it so interesting that one of the judges of Ammonihah was the one who mentioned that "even if thou shalt declare this city shall be destroyed in one day, we shall not believe it."  It was as if the...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Spiritual
Sun - Jun 08, 2008 : 12:13 am
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Last Three Days
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I've been fighting with my computer for the past hour to get gentoo to import the contents of an SD card in a card reader (announces itself through USB as "07cc:0500 Carry Computer Eng., Co., Ltd"), and was unsuccessful. As such, I have lost all motivation and energy to work on getting the journal entries for the 3 days of Rat Fink (Ed ...
Personal
Sun - Apr 04, 2010 : 02:09 pm
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Conference Notes 4
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Even before the speakers begin, I've gotta note that the music played and sung during this conference has moved me just as much as the speakers' messages have.  Simply superb.  Maybe this is because music is playing a much bigger role than it ever has in my life now...  The music and spirit it brings with it is simply sublime. &nbs...
General Conference / Lds / Spiritual
Wed - Dec 05, 2007 : 09:51 pm
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Why is Pixar so Awesome?
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I just finished watching the Pixar movie, "Cars" for the 45th time.  Or maybe it was the 4500th time.  I don't know... I lost count. Anyway... During the movie, despite my having seen the movie more times than I've kissed my kids, and even though those kids were crawling all over me and generally trying their best to be a nui...
Current Events / 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
Tue - Aug 26, 2008 : 02:48 pm
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Links
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Religious Links: LDS-Quotes.com - The best LDS Quotes site on the web. LDSCompanion.org - A Great site filled with uplifting Quotes, Stories, Poetry, and Music LDS.org - Official site for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Linux Links: Gentoo.org - The greatest Linux distro in the universe. suseblog.com - My friend's ...
Family / Friends / Lds / Linux
Tue - Aug 17, 2010 : 12:13 am
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New Studio Acoustics!
AudioGuru
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Okay... So, since I began this journey of becoming a better recording engineer, I knew there was a lot to learn. I have a degree in Digital Media with an emphasis on audio recording, and thanks to a great teacher, Mike Wizland, I quickly began to get a good grasp on the basics. The early success of the studio has enabled me to get a few great m...
Audio / Audio Hardware
Wed - Feb 18, 2009 : 12:37 pm
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Thoughts on Open Source
PoeticIntensity
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I was recently reading this article about yet another virus which affects Microsoft.  In reading it, some of the comments below stated such things like, "The patch was already released, so just run your auto-updater and be done with it!".  Seems logical, right? Yeah... Actually, it does.  The exact same mechanism exists ...
Linux / Microsoft
Fri - Oct 24, 2008 : 11:01 am
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Decisions In Life
PoeticIntensity
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I've been pondering, and struggling somewhat, on how exactly to write what I'm going to write today - for quite some time. Growing up, I was encompassed by stability.  I had a stable religion which required us to attend meetings once per week, which we did religiously (pun intended).  I had two parents who loved one another.  My m...
Life / Personal