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Tue - Jan 05, 2010 : 12:36 pm
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Alma : 47 - Continuing The Hate
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Man...  Amalickiah... I'm more and more convinced that this guy is the epitome of evil in the flesh. I wonder what would have happened with the entire history of the Nephites had Captain Moroni caught Amalickiah, when he was chasing him and his armies last chapter. I really believe that had he been caught (and appropriately dealt with), much...
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Sun - Jan 03, 2010 : 10:29 pm
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Happy New Years!
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 Wow...  When I wrote this in March of 2009, "During this year, I both think and feel (logically and spiritually) I will be stretched more than I've been stretched in years.  This one's gonna be a toughy.  As for now, I feel anxiously optimistic.  Yup..  That about hits it on the head."  I had n...
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Tue - Dec 29, 2009 : 04:52 pm
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Alma : 46 - Amalickiah
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Haven't even started reading this yet, and I know I'm in for a doozie.  Amalickiah, in my estimation, is one of the truest Nehor-ites in existence.  Absolutely no morals, no regard for anyone but himself - even if it means killing many people who he claims to love.  One of the most dispicable humans ever to live on earth.  Now, ...
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Mon - Dec 28, 2009 : 01:00 am
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Song In Progress
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 Not sure why I'm writing about this now, because I usually just finish the thing and then announce it at the same time as I share it. I guess this song is a complete deviation from anything I've done in the past.  Heh... Just now I'm realizing that I don't even have a name for this song yet.  I could call it "My Friend",...
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Fri - Dec 18, 2009 : 04:10 pm
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Alma : 45
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The first thing I noticed this time, is that apparently, Helaman had never had any proof of the existence of the plates of gold Alma and the previous prophets were writing on.  Not entirely sure why that caught my fancy this time, but it did.  I guess keeping the historical records was a pretty sacred thing back then.  I wonder if th...
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Tue - Dec 15, 2009 : 10:25 pm
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Fedora 12 - Getting Closer
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 Well...  I'm not quite as frustrated tonight as I was when I tried to do with Ubuntu, that which I am now trying with Fedora 12. I installed Fedora 12 on my laptop from the install DVD, and I've gotta say, Fedora, neither in the installation, nor in running the OS, was as slick as Ubuntu.  Ubuntu was quite a bit more polished, I'...
Gentoo / Linux
Mon - Dec 14, 2009 : 12:58 am
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Ubuntu Still Has Demons
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Okay..  So I installed Ubuntu on my brother's computer about 3 weeks ago, and he has been loving it!  Before that, he had been using gentoo with me as his personal admin, which I didn't mind because he rarely needed it, and when he did, it was usually a 10-30 minute fix, no problem. So, he liked it so much, and from what I could tell, ...
Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Dec 06, 2009 : 01:16 pm
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What's With Snow and Me?
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Today, I woke up to about 6-10 inches of fresh powdery snow all over the place.   It's actually beginning to feel like Christmas time, now! Now, most normal people would say within themselves, "Man, I hate snow on the roads.", but not me. I'm not entirely sure why I'm this way, but it's been this way ever since I can remem...
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Tue - Dec 01, 2009 : 12:15 pm
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Alma : 44 - Rather Die Than Lie
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The thing which resonates so much with me about this chapter, is how true Moroni is to himself and his God.  Truly, the last thing he wanted to do is to kill thousands of his brothers, yet he had to.  He knew his lifestyle, freedom, religion, and family were more important than letting themselves be put into bondage, and the Lamanites wou...
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Mon - Nov 30, 2009 : 05:13 pm
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Alma : 43
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I wasn't planning on writing about this chapter this time, but something which kind of makes me wonder stood out to me this time. What's the deal with the armor of the Lamanites being so slim?  I mean, seriously.  If I were going to war, I would definitely do everything I could to protect myself and ensure victory.  Loin cloths and...
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Tue - Oct 02, 2007 : 10:40 am
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From Gnome to XFCE
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Okay...  As most of you know, I use Linux for pretty much everything I do which requires a computer.  When I started using Linux, I waffled between KDE and Gnome for probably 6-10 months when I finally settled on Gnome.  I haven't looked back since.... almost. About 6 months ago, Gnome came out with a release which implemented the...
Computers / Linux
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
Tue - Dec 29, 2009 : 04:52 pm
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Alma : 46 - Amalickiah
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Haven't even started reading this yet, and I know I'm in for a doozie.  Amalickiah, in my estimation, is one of the truest Nehor-ites in existence.  Absolutely no morals, no regard for anyone but himself - even if it means killing many people who he claims to love.  One of the most dispicable humans ever to live on earth.  Now, ...
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Sat - Feb 09, 2008 : 03:16 pm
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Keeping Geek Employees Happy
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Yup...  I'm one of em'.  I'm a geek.  I'm probably not as geeky as the geekiest of geeks, but I've managed to stay employed as a computer programmer for more than 5 years now.  I also spend pretty much every moment of my spare time on my computer at home.  I have geek friends and ... well...  I enjoy technology.  ...
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Mon - Jun 29, 2009 : 09:32 am
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Zend Studio on Gentoo AMD64
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Since I've been job-hopping for the last bit, I've had the chance to install fresh gentoo builds on quite a few 64-bit computers in the last couple of months. I've also been looking at different IDEs for PHP development.  After using jEdit now for close to 5 years, I've gotta say the one which impresses me the most is Zend Studio for Eclips...
Computers / Linux / Programming
Thu - Dec 13, 2007 : 03:47 pm
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Microsoft Takes On Microsoft
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Oh, man...  Where do I even begin this post?  And from which angle?  How about I just start typing and figure it out when I'm done....  Yeah, that's what I'll do. I just finished reading this Microsoft article which explains, using no uncertain terms, how to get "IT Management" to see the "value" in upgrad...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft
Wed - Feb 18, 2009 : 12:37 pm
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Thoughts on Open Source
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I was recently reading this article about yet another virus which affects Microsoft.  In reading it, some of the comments below stated such things like, "The patch was already released, so just run your auto-updater and be done with it!".  Seems logical, right? Yeah... Actually, it does.  The exact same mechanism exists ...
Linux / Microsoft
Fri - Mar 21, 2008 : 10:56 pm
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2nd Nephi : 28
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Well....  From the first eight verses of this chapter, I could write pages.  The first verse itself is a great testament to the veracity of Jacob 4:13, which states that the Holy Ghost "speaketh the truth and lieth not". Because we all can be under the influence of the Holy Ghost (and worthy members have the opportunity to ha...
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Fri - Sep 07, 2007 : 07:55 pm
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One LONG Day
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Wow....  The last time I woke up (apart from a nap I took today) was Thursday morning, and HOLY COW, craziness has happened. The whole mohawk thing, which I thought was over, escalated to a point where it pretty much boiled over causing Kim to attack my and Sarah's parenting skills, and for them to leave in a rush without allowing Julia to ...
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Wed - Mar 05, 2008 : 05:42 pm
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Is OCI8 in PHP encrypted?
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My job has me creating a website derived from data housed in an Oracle database. It's getting to the point now where we're going to co-locate the server and press the big green button. Well... My boss came in today asking about the connection between my postgresql database from which the website runs, and Oracle from which Postgres is populated...
Computers / Programming
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Thu - Mar 19, 2009 : 11:34 pm
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Obama on Jay Leno
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While my wife and I were watching The Office tonight, we got wind of President Obama being on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, so we decided to stay up to watch it. Well, I just got done watching it, and before I forget, I have to write down some initial thoughts. To begin, I am by absolutely no means whatsoever any source of any credible politi...
Personal / Politics
Sun - Apr 15, 2007 : 12:07 pm
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Do Mormons Worship Christ?
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To start things off, I’ve been doing a bit of research on Christianity due to a friend I have at my place of employment. In my research I came upon the wonderful debate on whether or not members of the LDS church are “Christians”. The arguments pointed out were surprisingly well-worded and easy to understand. One of the main on...
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Tue - Jan 11, 2011 : 05:33 pm
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3 Nephi : 20
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So, in Gospel Doctrine, from time to time, we talk about praying, and how we're supposed to pray all the time, and then we get the comments that it's impossible to "pray" all the time, and then someone else says that we need to be praying "always" in our hearts.  That's true, and verse 1 of this chapter is Jesus' commandmen...
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Sun - Mar 22, 2009 : 12:52 pm
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Alma : 16
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The main thing that stuck out in this chapter was obviously the destruction of Ammonihah.  As I've stated in a previous post, I find it so interesting that one of the judges of Ammonihah was the one who mentioned that "even if thou shalt declare this city shall be destroyed in one day, we shall not believe it."  It was as if the...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Spiritual
Thu - Nov 01, 2007 : 10:58 am
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The Best Jones Halloween Yet!
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What do you get when you mix a couple of black lights, a fog machine, a strobe light, a dark hallway, and a couple of demented minds with Halloween?  I'll tell ya what you get: A whole lot of scared teen-agers. WOOOO HOOO!!! With the debut happening just last year, there hasn't been a whole lot of time for refinement, but all things cons...
Miscellaneous
Sun - Mar 30, 2008 : 11:59 am
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Moment of Truth??
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Last night, I watched a recording of American Idol, and since I have the myth system set to record 10 minutes previous to the beginning of the show, I had recorded the last 10 minutes of a show called "Moment Of Truth". The whole premise of this show is to take a polygraph (lie-detector) test previous to the show, and then go on live TV...
Current Events
Mon - Feb 27, 2012 : 04:42 pm
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Musical Ramblings...
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Okay, so I recently watched a documentary on the Foo Fighters called "Back and Forth", and I thought it was really well made - okay, I thought it was awesome.  The funny thing is - I don't own a single Foo Fighters album, and am really not familiar with them as a band, even though I generally like the "rock" genre they asso...
Music
Fri - May 23, 2008 : 04:36 pm
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Job Security
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I've been pondering on how I am to write about this without seeming haughty or prideful, because quite honestly, I feel nothing more than blessed beyond words. When I was offered this job, it just felt right.  Six months previous to my being offered this job, I was offered another job in SLC which seemed right in every aspect but the fact th...
Nature's Way
Sun - May 18, 2008 : 08:44 pm
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ILMJ Video Almost Here
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I've been working a bit on adding the possibility of video journaling to ILoveMyJournal.com. I'm not 100% sure if it will work well enough for those who are less technically inclined, but today I was able to get a proof-of-concept working. One of my journal entries now has a video (the video is of the UVSC Car Show put on yesterday). Just to ...
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Tue - Oct 09, 2007 : 05:15 pm
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Elder Holland's Talk
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This morning I came to work rather ponderous, but not pondering anything in particular.  I so enjoyed Elder Holland's talk this last Sunday that I went and downloaded it, watched it, and did about 4 hours of research into the Nicene Creed, which Elder Holland mentioned. First, I must say, hearing Elder Holland's talk was... uhhh....  a...
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