Fri - Oct 11, 2019 : 04:19 pm
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Gen Conf. 2019 Elder Oaks
First off, I don't like at all that the congregation was laughing during the initial parts of the talk. This interpretation of humor, to me, tells me people aren't really trying to empathize with someone who could ask that type of question. Considering the implications of polygamy, the question of living in one's own house vs. liv...
Sun - Apr 01, 2018 : 10:51 am
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Solemn Assembly and Hell Week
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the first solemn assembly I remember having attended. As I raised my hand in my bedroom while sustaining President Nelson, tears welled up in my eyes. I felt as if I was partaking in something very important. I was with Luci and Leah. Everyone else in my family was out doing o...
Mon - Dec 05, 2016 : 11:28 am
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2016 Christmas Adventure
So.. I thought I'd write down a little bit about what happened to us on Saturday.
I had a recording session Saturday morning while Sarah was doing her monthly stake baptism duties, and we both finished up around noon.
We were going to make our yearly journey to Ephraim, UT to climb the mountain and chop down a Christmas tree for our...
Sat - Oct 01, 2016 : 01:19 am
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So, lately I've been thinking a lot about what life is all about, and kind of pondering upon times when I've been doing well, and times when I've been doing not-so-well.
I think the most important thing you can do in life is stay close to the Spirit of God. Lots of things seem to get in the way from time to time, but that's the nature...
Fri - May 13, 2016 : 01:30 am
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13-hour Studio Session
Yup.. Today was awesome. I had a 13.5 hour session, and it was just amazing. The song creation process was a bit difficult at times, but little-by-little the song formed, and both me and my client (Jed Lefevre) were kind of dumbfounded at the end result. In the first hour, we had a piano track, and that was it.
Sun - Mar 20, 2016 : 12:11 am
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Singing In The Celestial Room
So, I don't have near the time to dedicate ato this right now as I should, but I'm gonna need half-a-day to get it all out.
Yesterday (Friday) I had a 'dress rehearsal' for the Temple Choir, and the singing in the Celestial room was indescribible. It was amazing to sing there, and the acoustics were wonderful. But the thing I k...
Tue - Jan 19, 2016 : 10:29 am
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2015 Conf #4 - "Yielding Hearts to God"
"Yielding Our Hearts to God" or "Change of Heart" - Man, I love this talk.
I wish I could tell you all how much this talk means to me. When I heard it the first time, I was with noisy kids, so I didn't get much out of it, but the next time I listened to it was during lunch, and I was alone. I...
Mon - Jan 04, 2016 : 07:41 pm
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2015 Conf #2 - "God Is At The Helm"
"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 (...
Wed - Dec 30, 2015 : 02:46 pm
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2015 Conf #1 - "It Works Wonderfully"
Quote - "Sometimes, the truth may just seem too straightforward, too plain, and too simple for us to fully appreciate its great value. I wonder if we as Church members might also benefit from asking ourselves from time to time: “Is my experience in the Church working for me? Is it bringing me closer to Christ? Is it blessing m...
Tue - Nov 03, 2015 : 12:10 am
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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...
Mon - Apr 13, 2009 : 11:22 am
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Alma : 22
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...
Thu - Jul 08, 2010 : 02:42 pm
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Daddy's Little Soldier - Finished
Last night, Christie Berube came over for the finishing session on her new song, Daddy's Little Soldier, and to be honest, it was a complete honor to work with her on such a brilliant piece of musical artwork.
As an afterthought, I usually like to listen to the final master on as many different sound systems as possible, just to learn from what ...
Tue - Sep 06, 2011 : 12:11 am
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Good times with Shallow Sky
So, this weekend I had the pleasure of meeting yet another one of Utah's finest bands. The band's name is "Shallow Sky", and if their music is any indicator, these guys are gonna stick around.
To be honest, I expected the 3 sessions (totalling 26-hours) with these guys to be a bit rough, due to only my incredible lack of sleep las...
Sun - Oct 05, 2008 : 07:34 pm
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Samuel is Here!
I'm still kind of in awe of it all, but .... holy cow.. Samuel Jason Jones has arrived!
We got into the car around 4:30pm after Sarah had been in labor since around 6:00am. Wow... What a trooper.
We arrived here at the hospital at 5:00pm anticipating his arrival around 10:00pm or so... Yeah right... Samuel had ot...
Sat - Apr 17, 2010 : 03:32 pm
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Ingredients of Life
I haven't written in a while- my life is crazy. Balancing all the ingredients of life is no easy task.
Ingredients. Hmmm.That reminds me, I love this recipe I found online that is SO easy. It takes five minutes. Literally. It has simple ingredients that can be found around the house.
Chocolate Mug Cake. Thank you to Group Recipes.com. Enjoy!
Wed - Aug 05, 2009 : 12:53 pm
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Ballmer at it again...
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...
Fri - Sep 03, 2010 : 03:26 pm
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3 Nephi : 13
The first six verses of this chapter talk about performing your "alms" without fanfare. I'm caught wondering why this is important. What's the concept behind the action?
Well, I think that's the very essense of it. - "Why are you giving?" "Why are you charitable?" Is it so you can appear to be...
Sun - May 18, 2014 : 10:40 pm
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My Kindness (musical number)
So... Today was... beyond words, really.
It was a day that just brimmed with spiritual opulence. I woke up at 7:00, to warm up my voice (after having a pretty intense drumming session which lasted until midnight yesterday), and then went to practice the musical number at 8:00am, to sing it for the congregation at around 9:45.
Mon - Jan 19, 2009 : 12:04 pm
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I Wish I Had a Camera
Last night, the temperature dropped down to right around 0 degrees fahrenheit. When I woke up and was almost to work, I almost hit the car in front of me. No, I'm not a poor driver...
It's just that with it being so cold, there was literally about a half an inch of frost which had gathered on.... pretty much anything left outside.
Tue - Apr 21, 2009 : 10:26 pm
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I just finished putting my 5-year-old and my 3-year-old to bed.
Earlier today, they both went to the dentist to have a check-up, and for Luci, it was a semi-traumatic experience. She did really good, but at one point, she was seriously distraught about this gun-looking thing which sprayed water everywhere, and the vacuum they were going to ...
Wed - Sep 26, 2007 : 01:40 pm
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Ugliest Animal Ever
Okay... This is an unusual post for me, but I can't believe what I just saw.
For years I thought the hairless cat was the ugliest animal alive, but no - not even close to tell you the truth.
Goes to show that mother nature really isn't discriminatory at all. "Sickeningly ugly or average or whatever, come one come all", s...
Sat - Dec 01, 2007 : 06:56 pm
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Windows 98 Product Key
I was floating around the webosphere, when I came upon this key, which, evidently is released by Microsoft themselves. It is claimed to work on all Windows 98 CDs
I've personally verified that it works with Windows 98 1st Edition (helping my neighbor with computers too old to run XP efficiently...
Fri - Feb 13, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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SOAP, PHP, and WSDL
I spent pretty much all of yesterday trying in vain to write a soap client to connect to a web service provided by our new partner in Green Bay, WI.
After about 6 solid hours of getting the same error, a great programmer and acquaintence of mine, Jared Smith gave me a quick tip on how to fix it.
Before I get to the fix, let me say that first, I...
Mon - Apr 06, 2009 : 08:45 am
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Disney DRM, Ripping DVDs
Lately, I've been viewing a few Disney flicks on DVD. I got Bolt and Bedtime Stories. Because I usually rent them on redbox and can only have them for a day, I will rip them, and then when I get around to it, I'll watch em' then delete them. No problems with that, as far as I can see. I rent them to view them once, and that'...
Tue - May 20, 2008 : 06:50 pm
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FFmpeg Webcam Video in Linux
Okay... I've been wondering how to do this for quite some time, and I finally figured it out with the help of this mailing list thread.
I've always thought ffmpeg was a pretty amazing program, but now, I will build a shrine to it and worship it weekly.
Ffmpeg is the program which allows me to create a video with sound in Linux.
Tue - Oct 12, 2010 : 02:50 pm
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IE min-height solution
Why does Microsoft insist on making life so hard for developers?
There are web standards, Microsoft, in case you missed the memo. Please adhere to them. It would do EVERYONE good.
Here's yet another hack to get IE to work in cases where min-height is used (according to my browsers, this still doesn't work in even IE8)
I found t...
Tue - Mar 17, 2009 : 02:46 pm
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Outlook Calendar Events in PHP
Man, the weather's getting nice out there... Makes me not want to program. Yet, here I am.
Today I had the task of somehow getting a PHP-generated web app to generate an Outlook appointment based on database information, and have it work.
Turns out that 2 hours later, I have it functioning perfectly, thanks, in large part to this bl...
Tue - Sep 09, 2008 : 02:14 pm
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Evolution / Exchange Howto
I just spent the last 5 hours trying to get Evolution to connect to our corporate Exchange server. I finally figured it out, and I can now interoperate 100% with calendars, contacts, meetings, and email from our Exchange server.
Due to the wide array of configuration options in Exchange, doing a step-by-step how-to would be, for the most p...
Thu - Jul 16, 2009 : 12:28 am
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Notes on AC3 to MP3 using ffmpeg
I recently put up a video which I took from a network broadcast, HD recording. It, of course, was using the AC3 audio code. As I was trying to get the video chopped and converted to view in the flash player, I encountered an interesting challenge.
When I put the video into kdenlive (which failed miserably to do even the most bas...
Mon - Jul 07, 2008 : 10:23 pm
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Phenom VS. Athlon X2
Ever since I built my first computer with a K6-2 200MHZ processor back in 1998, I've never looked back. I've been an AMD guy my whole computing career.
Recently, AMD has been having some tough times with their processors, and understandably, people haven't been buying their stuff as much.
For what it's worth, I definitely had my doubts ...