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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
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:11 pm
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AnythingSlider is Awesome
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So, when I started the re-design of my studio website, I knew I would need sliders, but I didn't realize how many unconfigurable, and generally static sliders were out there.  I must have gone through 5 iterations of sliders before I found one that matches my needs (and probably will be the go-to slider for any project I work on in the future)...
Programming
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:19 am
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Taylor Miller Session
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Man... I'm kicking myself right now for not taking a photo of this amazing musician, but I was way too interested in the music I was hearing to worry about silly cameras. Taylor Miller came in for a visit, and recorded 3 original songs tonight.  They have yet some proper embellishment to receive, but the tracks we got tonight were primo.&nbs...
Music
Tue - Jan 04, 2011 : 12:43 pm
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Website Re-design!
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About 2 months ago, a great musician, designer, and friend sent me a new design idea for AdvancedBudgetStudios.com.  After getting various opinions, I decided to have a go at it.  Also, with all the free time I had during the holidays, I thought it would be a good time to get crackin'. So, without further ado, I present you the new and ...
Miscellaneous
Mon - Dec 13, 2010 : 02:08 pm
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We're on the radio!
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Okay.. Not really the "radio", but a cool little Internet radio station picked up Herod the Fink (a band I'm in), and decided to feature us.  They decided to play our song, "Desperate Husband's Chorus", and I think it's way cool. The radio station is called "LDS Music Today" and can be found at http://www.ldsmu...
Herod The Fink / Personal
Sun - Dec 12, 2010 : 10:31 pm
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Merry Christmas to A.B.S.!!
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Since we haven't been booking clients during November and December, we've had a few extra moments to really think about and research the needs of the studio.  The success this little studio has had is very exciting, and only makes us want to hone our craft that much more. Honing the craft is great, but pouring the success of the studio back ...
Audio Hardware / Babblings / Miscellaneous
Mon - Dec 06, 2010 : 12:22 pm
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Thoughts on HtF
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So, the Christmas season is officially here, and I'm feeling more Christmas Spirt than I ever have in my life - by a long shot. I attribute this to two things...  First and foremost, attitude, and making good choices.  To me, Christmas is a spiritual season because it's filled with love, good will, charity, friends, and family.  If...
Herod The Fink
Fri - Dec 03, 2010 : 06:45 pm
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Holiday
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Friday December 3, 2010 Today was filled with the usually chore, practicing for the Christmas Cantada, and puttting up the Christmas tree. Finally! me and my family put up our tree. We usually do it after Thanksgiving but we where a little late. You know. The more the years go by the faster Christmas seems to come. I can remeber when I was a litt...
Fri - Dec 03, 2010 : 11:37 am
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Scramjet X-96 Contest!
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Scramjet, a valued client of Advanced Budget Studios (and an amazing band, as well), has recently arrived in the top-ten list of a contest put on by X-96.  Please support them by clicking here and voting for them and their awesome song, "Tread Softly". Thanks, and thank you, Scramjet!  You guys are awesome!  ...
Miscellaneous
Tue - Nov 30, 2010 : 04:55 pm
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3 Nephi : 19
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It might be that I'm a techno-geek, but the first thing I thought of when I read this was "social media".  People went from house to house and "labored exceedingly" all through the night to let it be known where Jesus was going to come the following day. Also interesting are the activities of the people when the arrived t...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
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Sat - Aug 28, 2010 : 11:27 pm
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Alex Bateman
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You know those types of musicians...  The ones that just "get it".  They don't worry much about writing the music, but rather, it seems to write itself.  Now, I'm not going to put words in his mouth, but it sure seems like this is the case with Alex Bateman. He came in, knew what he wanted, and the way he wanted his reco...
Audio / Music
Sun - Feb 14, 2010 : 07:30 am
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Life, Music and Possibilities
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It's been a while since I just sat down to write about whatever comes out of my fingers.  I now have about an hour of free time, so I think I'm gonna do just that. It's been kind of interesting that in various points in my life, I've wanted to get rid of the thoughts of doing something musical professionally, but it always seems to come back...
Life / Music / Personal
Fri - Oct 12, 2007 : 03:37 pm
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Geek Lunch - Buca Di Beppo
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Oh, man...  I just got back from a wonderful geek lunch with the guys 'n' gals from UPHPU (Utah PHP Users Group), and it was a blast.  ... heh... makes me smile just thinkin' about it.  Okay... I didn't just get back.  I had to make sure I could get done today what I promised my boss, and then I would write about it. Well... ...
Linux / Miscellaneous / Personal
Sat - Sep 22, 2007 : 01:51 pm
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Job Market Down?
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This might be the only "current events" post I ever do, but something has been puzzling me for the past 6-12 months. Last night, I watched the last half of the democratic candidates' debate on TV, and although it wasn't mentioned much, there were still a couple of references to a "downward economy", and the need for "job...
Current Events
Tue - Feb 24, 2009 : 05:27 pm
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Oh, the Possibilities...
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Ya know...  I really wasn't planning on writing anything today, but ah, what the hey.  It's 5:30 and I'm not going to be doing anything else within the next 20 minutes. So, lately I've been pondering this whole "ILoveMyJournal.com" thing I've created, and where I should take it.  So far, there aren't that many users, but ...
I Love My Journal / Personal / Programming
Mon - Jan 04, 2016 : 07:41 pm
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2015 Conf #2 - "God Is At The Helm"
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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
Fri - Aug 24, 2007 : 11:51 pm
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State of gentoo
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Today at work, I happened to stumble upon a blog which I've never read, or heard of.  This is a shame because this blog happens to belong to a person who is very important in my life.  A person I've never spoken to, met, seen, or otherwise had any contact with at all. His name is Daniel Robbins (drobbins). Daniel Robbins created gentoo ...
Gentoo / Linux
Thu - Aug 30, 2007 : 05:30 pm
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Did I switch too soon?
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Today was a good day.  I didn't get enough sleep, so after our work lunch party, which enabled us to eat large amounts of Korean food (seasoned beef 'n' stuff wrapped in lettuce was good, but I didn't like the "kimchi" which was nothing more than hot and spicy rotten cabbage), I felt a bit tired...  Too tired to work. So, I wen...
Programming
Fri - Aug 03, 2007 : 11:56 pm
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Friends and Friendship
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Hmm....  I'm wondering how I can write this entry without offending anyone, so... if you are offended by it, I'm sorry.  What is going to be said has to be said, and it will, hopefully, enlighten at least someone. Due to this wonderful blog, I've been feeling quite pensive lately and liking the change.  Midst this change, I asked on...
Sun - Sep 16, 2012 : 10:46 pm
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Insights...
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 So, I just had a great day here in the basement where I live, while me and my family are waiting for our new home (and studio) to be built, and I found myself sort of pensive, so I thought I'd come down and write a few words, and see what comes out. Advanced Budget Studios began taking clients in August of 2009, using a single AT 3525 conde...
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Sun - Dec 16, 2007 : 05:31 pm
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Gotta Start Another Project....
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I'm going crazy in my life again.  I'm kinda weird that way. Things are going well and then I finish a project, or get sick of it, or something else.  Heck, the whole "project" mentality I have is what started this whole "ilovemyjournal" thing (as well as ldscompanion.org).  I also wrote and produced 17 very ama...
Personal
Tue - Sep 22, 2009 : 06:05 pm
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Mustang GT vs. Camaro vs. GT500
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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
Wed - Mar 26, 2008 : 11:44 pm
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Jacob : 1
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Nothing really jumped out and grabbed me for this chapter. I liked how Nephi was seemingly fiercely loved by his people.  I wish we had a president today like that.  Seems like politics in general now has nothing to do with what is best for the country.  It's all about backstabbing, getting rich, and furthering agendas.  I wo...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Thu - Aug 20, 2015 : 01:56 am
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Forgiveness
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 I should be way more tired than I am. I just got done praying, and a day before that I had just got done sinning.  You know the kind I'm talking about.   It's the kind you really need to rid yourself of.  The kind that always keeps creeping around, finding an idle brain-cell to occupy...  So, yeah...  Hundreds, if n...
Personal / Spiritual
Fri - Apr 03, 2009 : 03:43 pm
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ILMJ Auto-Saved Entries
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Lately, I've been getting a lot of feedback concerning lost entries from I Love My Journal.  Occasionally, I would even lose one myself. The session timer for ILoveMyJournal.com is set to 2 hours, which means that you can stay logged in to the stie for 2 hours without being logged out due to inactivity. I initially thought was long enough,...
I Love My Journal
Thu - Apr 04, 2013 : 01:00 pm
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Full-time Music!
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First and foremost, I want to thank you all for your support.  It really has been an incredible journey, and there are so many people who have showed support for this little dream of mine, straight from the beginning. That said, the road in front of me is surely going to be one full of suprises, twists, and turns. For those of you who ar...
Music / Studio
Mon - Jan 19, 2009 : 12:04 pm
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I Wish I Had a Camera
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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. ...
Everyday Thoughts / Life
Sat - Jan 05, 2008 : 06:51 pm
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1st Nephi : 2
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Things that impressed me for this chapter were different than any time I've read it before (that I can remember), and that, being as simple as it is, is a testament to me as to why we should continue reading the Book of Mormon throughout our entire lives. Interesting how Laman and Lemuel consider the spiritual visions of Lehi to be "foolishn...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Nov 03, 2015 : 12:10 am
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Thanks4giving 2
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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 - Mar 12, 2013 : 04:05 pm
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Apparently...
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So, I've been surfing around the net today, figuring out how I'm going to work in the new website with the old one and what-not, and while doing so, I found out that apparently, Art City Sound is nothing but a big piece of Volvo heavy machinery.  Take a look at this link for proof.  (link here, too).   While you're at it, take a...
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