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SPIRITUAL 299
BOOK OF MORMON 239
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RELIGION 113
MUSIC 101
LINUX 79
AUDIO 70
COMPUTERS 64
LIFE 51
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GENERAL CONFERENCE 44
GENTOO 39
PROGRAMMING 32
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FAMILY 26
AUDIO HARDWARE 25
MICROSOFT 23
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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
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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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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...
Wed - Sep 19, 2007 : 05:36 pm
tired
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Building a Computer
PoeticIntensity
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I guess I just take for granted all the tips 'n' tricks I've learned over the past 10 years I've been building my own systems (along with most of my family's and friend's computers), so with that thought, let me try to explain how I build computers. First off, this article is intended for those people who are not necessarily tech-wizards, but ar...
Computers
Wed - Apr 09, 2008 : 12:13 am
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Jacob : 5
PoeticIntensity
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The first thing I thought of when I read this chapter, besides, "Holy moly, it's like almost midnight and I'm gonna dive into Jacob 5??", was the following: In Jacob 4:1, he states how hard it was for them to keep plates, due to the difficulty in engraving.  Well....  With that in mind, I asked myself, "How important is J...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - Sep 05, 2008 : 11:52 am
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Lifes problems
koyote Dreams
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I've been working on getting my inactive Laurels, trying to get them to come back to church.  Well I set up a class in my last BYC that I'd teach them all the Cha Cha on the 3 so I spent a lot of time getting ready, then once I had everything prepared I went to go have a tooth pulled and they used Latex! I don't do well at all with latex. So I...
Fri - Dec 14, 2007 : 11:40 pm
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poetry one
kelly miller
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  Poetry by Kelly Miller   THis is dedicated to my son Shawn VanWagen who left on his mission in 2005 and that next week I started writing poetry. It has been a big part of my life since and has kept me very busy.  Also, to President Hinckley and his challenge for the members to read the book of mormon. and to Bernice Hutchenson w...
Poetry
Sat - Mar 26, 2011 : 10:00 am
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Echo Audiofire12 + Gentoo Linux
PoeticIntensity
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**UPDATED ARTICLE HERE** (for using the new firewire stack) Okay.  I got my new Echo Audiofire12 3 days ago, and I now have it fully functioning on all 12 ports.  I don't have MIDI working yet, but I haven't really tried on that one. Here's what I did to get it working. First, I'm using the 2.6.33-rt kernel. I enabled the OLD FIRE...
Audio Hardware / Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Apr 07, 2009 : 04:09 pm
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Alma : 19
PoeticIntensity
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One thing that comes to mind while reading the first verses of this chapter is, "If I were a queen, and my servants brought me my unconscious husband, I'd immediately want to know who did it." - and Ammon did it.  That doesn't make much sense to me.  Obviously the times of the Book of Mormon were , uh, different, so that could e...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures
Mon - Dec 29, 2008 : 03:50 pm
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Christmas 2008
PoeticIntensity
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Hmmm....  It's hard to write about something so wonderful when I'm not in the mood...  But I've found that when I feel like "blah", and I write about something wonderful, I usually am feeling closer to wonderful when I'm done... So, here goes. First off, I'm at work, so I don't have any pictures, but I'll update it when I get...
Fun / Life / Personal
Sun - Aug 12, 2007 : 12:26 pm
grateful
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Teaching With The Spirit
PoeticIntensity
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I just arrived home from a most splendid 3-hour church meeting. Yesterday morning I got a call from the elders' quorum president, in which he asked me to teach the priesthood lesson today.  I said yes, and got the information I needed to teach. The lesson was on "Obedience Born of Faith in God".  Well...  I spent about 5 ...
Lds / Spiritual
Mon - Sep 15, 2008 : 03:23 pm
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Conspiracies? What?
meltingcat
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A little bit ago i was checking out a 'community' site that has something to do with "LDS" and "Freedom", and i saw the most ridiculous thing ... a whole topic based on "does president Monson really know what happened on 9/11"? essentially, those posting were of the "9/11 was an inside job" conspiracy - tha...
Most Viewed
Wed - Jan 06, 2010 : 12:59 am
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Drum Cover - Pat Benatar : Heartbreaker
Drummer
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Playing this song was a joy, until I realized I'd been playing wrong for so many years. Trying to do the cover as a true cover was freakin' hard for this song.  I hope I did it justice, though. There were a few points where I totally fubbed hits, but there were only a few. So... Here it is.  Let me know what ya think....
Audio / Drums / Music / Video
Wed - Jan 27, 2010 : 12:09 am
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First Impressions : MXL V77
AudioGuru
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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
Thu - Jan 13, 2011 : 09:08 pm
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General Thoughts
PoeticIntensity
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I got down here to my studio tonight, after playing with the kids, putting Sam to bed, and taking care of a few other odds 'n' ends, and I got to feeling like I should write in my journal.  Not entirely sure about what, but it's been months, if not a few years since I have just sat down to write, with nothing in mind beforehand.  Some of ...
Babblings / Personal
Wed - Sep 03, 2008 : 01:27 pm
sick
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Mustang GT vs Neon SRT-4
PoeticIntensity
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So a little more than a year ago, I took my mustang out for the first time on the Salt Flats.  I had a blast out there with my good friend Steve. On the way home, Steve had some problems with salt lining his rims, causing some tire imbalance, so we  got off the freeway, I showed him what the problem was, and as I was getting back on th...
Cars / Fun
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
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
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 11:27 pm
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Flight To Green Bay
PoeticIntensity
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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
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
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
Fri - Sep 07, 2012 : 10:03 pm
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Progress Update #1
AudioGuru
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The studio walls are up!  ... and they are ... HUGE!  Honestly the level of excitement I have for this studio build is right up there with the excitement of my marriage and the births of my children.  I can't believe this is actually happening! Anyway.... I'll be posting more random updates on Facebook (which will link to publi...
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