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PERSONAL 339
LDS 314
SPIRITUAL 299
BOOK OF MORMON 239
SCRIPTURES 152
RELIGION 113
MUSIC 101
LINUX 79
AUDIO 70
COMPUTERS 64
LIFE 51
MISCELLANEOUS 50
GENERAL CONFERENCE 44
GENTOO 39
PROGRAMMING 32
CARS 28
FAMILY 26
AUDIO HARDWARE 25
MICROSOFT 23
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BABBLINGS 20
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MIXING 16
CHILDREN 15
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Wed - Oct 20, 2010 : 07:35 pm
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So much going on.
elizalds
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This is my very first journal entry. And I love this journal website idea! I am really excited about it. Maybe now I will actually write out many of my thoughts and spiritual experiences I have that I tend to never write out. I am going to just vent, because I need to; but first I will introduce myself.        ...
Book Of Mormon / Everyday Thoughts / Lds / My Journal / The Gospel
Tue - Oct 12, 2010 : 02:50 pm
frustrated
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IE min-height solution
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Programming
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
AudioGuru
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Okay...  So lately the studio has been getting some serious upgrades, thanks to all of you who have been supporting me, and creating awesome music. About a month ago, I was chatting it up with a good friend, Jesse Crowley, about how in the world we were going to sell our fabulous new Herod the Fink album this season.  You see, there ar...
Audio Hardware / Drums / Music
Fri - Oct 08, 2010 : 01:11 pm
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3 Nephi : 15
PoeticIntensity
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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 - Oct 03, 2010 : 10:06 pm
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Upgrades!
AudioGuru
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Last week was a week of upgrades! The studio was able to finally get serious (well, at least semi-serious) about the way we look. Previously, the studio "rack" was nothing more than a cut-out backwards bookshelf bought at Walmart, and with all the stuff we were able to upgrade last week, it was finally time to buy a real rack. We...
Audio / Audio Hardware
Mon - Sep 27, 2010 : 02:18 pm
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For The Love of The Craft
AudioGuru
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Take a moment, now, and think about what you'd do if you had access to unlimited funds, and didn't have to "work" another day of your life. I once heard a multi-millionaire state that, "money brings out with clarity, that which is inside you."  If you love to watch football with a passion, then having loads of money would...
Babblings
Sun - Sep 26, 2010 : 10:47 pm
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Two Delta 1010 Config
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  So I own and operate a recording studio, and I've been using an M-Audio delta 1010 as my primary audio interface.  This provides me 8 channels of simultaneous audio streams coming into my workstation.  Up until about a month ago, this has been very sufficient. About a month ago, I ordered another Delta 1010, and planned o...
Audio / Audio Hardware / Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Sep 24, 2010 : 09:59 pm
tired
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gentoo + jack + dbus = broken
PoeticIntensity
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Linux + gentoo + jack-audio-connection-kit + dbus use flag enabled = doesn't work any more. Okay... Just a personal note to remember. DO NOT COMPILE jack-audio-connection-kit WITH THE dbus FLAG ENABLED!  IT REMOVES jackd WHICH IS WHAT  qjackctl USES TO START THE JACK SERVER. So... Unless I'm missing something, this is pretty much th...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux
Thu - Sep 23, 2010 : 05:01 pm
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Progress Continues...
AudioGuru
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Aside from being booked solid last week, Advanced Budget Studios has made some progress on the techinical side as well.  Up until now, we have only been able to handle 8 simultaneous streams of audio into the workstation, however, due to the success we've been having, we saw a need to upgrade.  We now have two M-audio delta 1010's synced ...
Audio Hardware
Tue - Sep 21, 2010 : 11:57 pm
grateful
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Herod the Fink - Coming This Fall
PoeticIntensity
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Some of you may know that I've been working on a Christmas music project called "Herod the Fink" with someone who has been steadily becoming a great friend of mine - Jesse Crowley. This started September of 2009, when he called me up and asked me if I wanted to work on a few Christmas songs he had been cooking up, and I accepted.  We...
Music
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Thu - Feb 19, 2009 : 01:35 pm
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Proof I Went to a Jazz Game
PoeticIntensity
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Some people won't believe this, but last Tuesday evening, I went to a Jazz game.  My good friend Scott called me up, told me he had some kick-butt tickets, got the "okay" from my wife, and we were off! The game was fun, but making fun of the game was even funner.  I'll have to admit, though, it was pretty cool.  The video ...
Fun / Games / Life
Tue - Jun 09, 2009 : 03:50 pm
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Source of Evil...
PoeticIntensity
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Me and my good friend Scott chatted for far too long today about a very interesting subject.  The subject was brought about by this article, which, in essence is just a conversation between an aethiestic professor and two of his students. In a nutshell, the professor makes the claim of God creating Satan, and thus creating evil, and thereby ...
Lds / Religion / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 12, 2009 : 05:49 pm
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Memory Retention and Service
PoeticIntensity
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An interesting concept was brought up during an interesting class I had on Sunday. Last year, I went to the normal gospel doctrine class almost all year and enjoyed almost every class.  We had a fabulous teacher who really brought the class alive with discussion about interesting concepts.  Never once was a spirit of contention fall up...
Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Aug 30, 2010 : 01:43 am
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New Song - My Wonder Woman
PoeticIntensity
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So lately, I've been posting little snippets on social networking sites about how awesome I think my wife is.  I really don't know exactly what has been throwing me into this state of absolute gratefulness for her, but it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I guess I'm just having a good hard realization that (only 2nd to God himself) she is th...
Music / Personal
Wed - Mar 05, 2008 : 03:08 pm
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Testimony
settlecrew
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A few weeks ago I recieved my testimony and I kid you not the following Sunday my bishop comes up to me and asks me to bear my testimony at the Stake confrence this Sat night. Well get this....the topic of the confrence is Coming unto Jesus...and my testimony was about how I got to the Church. This only strengthens my testiomy even more that I am i...
Fri - Jun 18, 2010 : 11:54 am
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3 Nephi : 2
PoeticIntensity
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Ya know... I think these chapters are meant to teach us how frail the hearts of men are.  Okay... Here's a good question..  How long did it take the Nephites to go from "seeing the sign of the birth of Jesus Christ" (this is *Christ* we're talking about here.  *The Messiah*.  How long did it take them from seeing that ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sun - Nov 11, 2007 : 11:03 pm
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Incredible Speech on Creativity
PoeticIntensity
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A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about failure and innovation.  I had just seen the movie "Meet The Robinson's" which is a movie all about creativity, failures, leaving the past behind you, and always looking forward. Well...  Orson Jones gave a pretty incredible link in the 1 comment in that post. The comment containe...
Miscellaneous
Mon - Feb 06, 2006 : 10:53 pm
no mood
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Are the tides turning?
PoeticIntensity
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Okay.... Something weird is happening inside me. I feel a churning in my gut. I feel spindles on my skin... I feel hair growing out of my HEAD!!!!! Oh wait... Ummm.... No I don't. None of it is true. So..... I go to work today and I'm talking with Matt (the new developer, er... lead developer) and .... we're having a heart-to-heart and f...
Tue - Aug 28, 2007 : 10:19 am
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Staying True to Yourself
PoeticIntensity
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One other thing I've been thinking about lately is a lesson I learned a long time ago.  This lesson is summarized into one sentence: Being true to God in no way diminishes your being true to yourself, simply because God knows how the *best* "you" is. I was talking with one of my brothers when he said "But if I become 'churchy'...
Personal / Spiritual
Sat - Jan 26, 2008 : 10:06 pm
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1st Nephi : 16 - Holy Cow
PoeticIntensity
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I'm not entirely sure where to even begin with this chapter.  So many good stories are found in this one, which can easily be likened to our own lives and our own times.  Various lessons come to mind.... For example, verses 1 through 3 are a magnificent litmus test of personal righteousness.  When someone comes at you and truthfull...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
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Wed - Dec 31, 2014 : 09:38 pm
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New Years' (almost)
PoeticIntensity
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Approximately 4 years ago, sometime during the summer, from time to time I would go outside our back door and lay out on the concrete slab and look up at the stars.  We had been in our home about 7 years and had no intention of moving, or changing, or doing anything but doing what we were doing.  I was in love with my wife, trying my best...
Personal / Spiritual / Studio-journey
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
Wed - Dec 30, 2015 : 02:46 pm
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2015 Conf #1 - "It Works Wonderfully"
PoeticIntensity
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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...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Thu - Nov 08, 2007 : 09:30 am
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Steve Ballmer At His Best
PoeticIntensity
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About a month ago, I came upon this video, which you simply must watch.  It's basically a re-make of videos previously posted about a pretty animated Steve Ballmer (Microsoft's CEO) put to music, and hacked up beautifully. At the time I watched it, I didn't think much of it.  It was funny, and it was Steve Ballmer.  Hooray. But...
Microsoft
Sat - Oct 01, 2016 : 01:19 am
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Important Things...
PoeticIntensity
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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...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Sun - Oct 05, 2008 : 07:34 pm
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Samuel is Here!
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Children / Family / Personal
Wed - Aug 05, 2009 : 12:53 pm
amazed
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Ballmer at it again...
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft / Programming
Tue - Sep 17, 2013 : 11:08 pm
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Tiny Boats!
AudioGuru
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So, about 4 or 5 years ago, I met a guy named Jesse Crowley, and we played music together.  At first we played music that other people wrote, but then Jesse got bored with that, and decided to write Christmas music instead.  We recorded a few Christmas albums, and I think they turned out pretty good. So, Jesse decided that wasn't enough...
Music / Studio
Mon - Jan 07, 2008 : 09:10 pm
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1st Nephi : 3
PoeticIntensity
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Within the first 5 verses of this chapter, I'm reminded again of how a person works who is truly interested in God's commandments. Lehi was commanded of the Lord to have his sons return to Jerusalem to get the plates of brass from Laban. Telling Laman and Lemuel would most certainly have some consequences in that they would automatically assu...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Jun 07, 2011 : 12:51 pm
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iPhone cloud vs Android
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  So, this isn't gonna be the rant that you thought it was by the title.  With the little time I have, I couldn't come up with a better one... So, the story is - I had just eaten a delicious burger at Coney's, when on my way home, I happened to turn on Rush Limbaugh.  He was talking about this new "cloud" technolog...
Babblings / Linux / Miscellaneous