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Sun - Nov 01, 2015 : 09:43 pm
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Thanks4Giving 1
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 So, I haven't been one to get on the 31 days of Thanks in November, just because I generally think it's shallow to do such a thing only in November, as we should be doing it all year round, but that, in itself, is even more shallow, because I've never ended up actually doing anyhting of the sort, ever.  So, this November, in the Spirit o...
Personal / Spiritual / Thanks4giving
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
Sun - Jul 26, 2015 : 11:18 pm
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Sunday Miracles...
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 I'm not quite sure why I chose the title, "Sunday Miracles", but it seems to suit what happens when one chooses to follow the Spirit.  In any capacity. Nothing too earth-shattering for today, but I felt inspired to come down and write.  I personally believe the Holy Ghost is far more active in our lives (even if we choos...
Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Feb 24, 2015 : 01:27 am
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Late-night Testimony
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 So, I was just in bed just about to fall asleep (like within 1 or 2 minutes of sleeping), and I felt like I needed to come and write in my journal. My prayers on Sunday evening, I believe it was, felt just like I was communing with the Spirit.  Everything spiritual seemed so easily understood and understandable. Man, I hope this make...
Personal / Spiritual
Thu - Jan 15, 2015 : 12:23 pm
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1 Nephi 4
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 So, I was listening to, and reading, 1st Nephi chapter 4 in the Book of Mormon this morning, when a verse caught my eye, and my mind dwelt on it for a bit.  It was verse 6.  Verse 6 reads as follows: "And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do." Seems pretty ino...
Book Of Mormon / Spiritual
Wed - Dec 31, 2014 : 09:38 pm
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New Years' (almost)
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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 - Oct 21, 2014 : 10:20 pm
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Seek God Sooner
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 So, I thought I'd write something down that happened today. For those of you who know me, I'm a pretty laid-back, easy-going type of guy. My wife and I went to sleep quite late, mostly because we couldn't stop talking and laughing with one another (not an uncommon occurrence, unfortunately), and also unfortunately, we were woken up early ...
Personal / Spiritual
Sun - Jun 01, 2014 : 01:03 am
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Exhausting Day
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 Today, I woke up at 6:00am, after getting a maximum of 4 hours of sleep (and it would only be 4 hours if I wasn't woken up in the middle of the night multiple times, which I was, so it was actually less) I prayed before I went to bed that I would be able to survive the day and get everything done that needed doing. Anyway, I woke up at 6,...
Music / Personal / Spiritual
Sun - May 18, 2014 : 10:40 pm
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My Kindness (musical number)
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 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. ...
Personal / Spiritual
Wed - May 14, 2014 : 01:08 am
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My Testimony
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 So...  I thought I'd be going to bed, but here I am. When the Spirit directed me to come down and write down my testimony, I wasn't (and still am not) quite sure what to write.  This certainly isn't due to a lack of testimony comparative to other times I've done this, but rather quite the exact opposite.  It is because my tes...
Personal / Spiritual / Studio-journey
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Tue - Sep 02, 2008 : 08:08 pm
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"Finding" Joy
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Earlier this evening, it was absolutely beautfiul outside, and for some reason, I wasn't drained of energy from the daily grind, so I decided to take my wife and my kids out to the park nearby. While I was pushing Collin and Luci on the swings, I realized how wonderful playing with kids can be.  Of course, this wasn't the first time I reali...
Children / Life / Parenting
Thu - Mar 26, 2009 : 09:54 pm
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Tuning My Snare Drum
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Well...  Yesterday, a friend of mine had told me he had the privilege of being formally taught how to tune a snare drum. I read what he had to say (he posted it on facebook, so if you're not his friend, I imagine you can't read it, but here's the link anyway) So, today, I went and investigated a bit of whether I could get the proper tool...
Drums / Music
Wed - Jul 25, 2007 : 09:38 pm
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Two Motorcycles and The Moon
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"What is a motorcycle doing in *this*?", I thought as I continued upward through the winding Spanish Fork canyon.   It wasn't so much that a motorcycle was in this particular canyon, but rather in the canyon during one of the 3 most torrential downpours I've seen during my lifetime. I was coming home from work today when about ...
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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Off To Wisconsin I Go!
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It's about 10 minutes before I have to leave to go to the airport to fly to Wisconsin to meet my new boss and co-workers.  The situation at Nature's Way is definitely changing. Right now, I just wanted to write down some thoughts and feelings to see how they would contrast against what I think after-the-fact. Right now, quite honestly, I d...
Nature's Way / Personal
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 11:27 pm
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Flight To Green Bay
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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
Wed - Aug 05, 2009 : 12:53 pm
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Ballmer at it again...
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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
Mon - Oct 20, 2008 : 03:14 pm
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IE Caching AJAX bug
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*sigh* As programming techniques become more and more complex, and the programmers continue to be just as, or more, diversified, companies who insist on being the industry standard while tossing away organizations such as the W3C, make life as a web developer increasingly difficult. If that didn't make much sense, let me rephrase:  Micro...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft / Programming
Wed - Dec 31, 2014 : 09:38 pm
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New Years' (almost)
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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
Mon - May 11, 2009 : 07:40 am
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Jason Mraz Concert in Vegas!
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Wow... So, first, I've gotta give a HUGE THANK YOU to my mother-in-law and father-in-law, because it was they who bought me the tickets for my birthday last month, in the first place.  I would have never bought the tickets for myself, so wthout them, I literally would have never seen such a concert. So, THANK YOU, KIM AND HENRY!!!!  T...
Friends / Fun / Music
Sat - Nov 29, 2008 : 10:55 pm
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Ironman 2008
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Last weekend I went to Arizona to see my brother Greg, my sister Andi, and my friend Natalie compete in the Ironman Event. I put together a video which pretty much sums it all up.  I hope you like it....
Family / Life / Miscellaneous
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Sun - Feb 10, 2008 : 11:47 am
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Comcast Bit Torrent Filtering
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I've been using Comcast for my personal Internet connection now for about 5 years.  Personally, I think they do a great job.  My connection goes down on average about once per year, and it just works really well with my lifestyle.  I think the price is a bit much, but having a steady Internet connection means a lot to me, so I keep i...
Computers / Drm
Wed - Mar 03, 2010 : 10:06 am
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Proper Spelling of "Ridiculous"
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Okay...  I rarely ....  well..  I never have posted something like this before in my blog, but this is getting RIDICULOUS.  This is not getting REDICULOUS.  It is getting R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S It seems like when ever I see that word spelled anywhere on the Internet, it's spelled consistently wrong, and I can't for the life ...
Babblings
Fri - Aug 10, 2007 : 01:12 am
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VLC - DVD Rip Command
PoeticIntensity
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I must proclaim it from the rooftops!!!! Yes!  I finally figured out how to rip DVDs with that nasty Sony ARccOS protection!! (up yours, Sony) You see, I'm one of the good guys. I don't condone pirating stuff, and rarely pirate anything myself. The collection of the 5500 songs I own, are 99% mine (I'm not perfect), as well as my hundre...
Gentoo / Linux
Wed - Apr 02, 2008 : 02:33 pm
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Linux Software RAID On Trial
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Here at work, the time is fast coming where I will be required to put live, the server I've been working on for the past year. And we all know that when the rubber meets the road, things get a little bit more serious. I came to the conclusion that since I'm the only Linux person in this company, should the Linux servers ever decide to go *kap...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Linux / Programming
Mon - Jan 05, 2009 : 02:53 pm
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Gentoo / Gnome USB Automount
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Awhile back, almost every gentoo / gnome computer I built would do this wonderful thing called "auto-mounting" all devices plugged in via USB. Well, I really didn't know what or how this was done until it started not doing it any more. So, I went over to my brother's house armed with a determination to figure this stuff out, and I'll ...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Wed - Dec 05, 2007 : 01:16 pm
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Logitech Orbit AF and Gentoo
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This morning, I ended up with a new toy in my hands and as luck would have it, I also had a couple of hours to mess with it. The device is a Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF webcam. I've always had a little interest in videography (nothing compared to my interest in audio, however), and from time-to-time I've tried to get various webcams to work in L...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Thu - Mar 26, 2009 : 09:54 pm
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Tuning My Snare Drum
PoeticIntensity
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(how-to)
Well...  Yesterday, a friend of mine had told me he had the privilege of being formally taught how to tune a snare drum. I read what he had to say (he posted it on facebook, so if you're not his friend, I imagine you can't read it, but here's the link anyway) So, today, I went and investigated a bit of whether I could get the proper tool...
Drums / Music
Mon - Mar 01, 2010 : 04:52 pm
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AES and PHP
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After receiving a warning in my PHP implementation of AES encryption (which is called Rijndael), I did a quick google, and found one match - and it happened to be in planet larry, so...  I clicked on the link to go to the blog which contained the fix, and found it wasn't there anymore...  So..  I thought I'd just copy the answer and ...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Sep 26, 2010 : 10:47 pm
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Two Delta 1010 Config
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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
Thu - Feb 19, 2009 : 02:14 pm
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Who Uses Linux?
PoeticIntensity
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I was reading this article a few minutes ago, and a conversation I had with a potential employer popped into my head. It was an interview for a Microsoft ASP programmer I responded to about 3 years ago.  They wanted a senior web engineer, and I responded with my PHP credentials, and for some reason, that led to an interview. The intervie...
Linux / Microsoft