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Mon - Aug 03, 2009 : 09:29 pm
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Alma : 37
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Man... I'm tired...  I've got to see what I can make out of chapter 37 because I told myself today I would read and write about it.  So here goes. The first thing that comes to mind is that the popular verse 6 seems to come out of thin-air.  The verse before it talks about the plates of brass retaining their "brightness",...
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Wed - Jul 29, 2009 : 10:00 am
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Alma : 36 - "Prosper"
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Hmm...  What could "prosper in the land" possibly mean?  This is something I've fought with recently, while think about prosperity in general.  When someone says, "That guy has really prospered", or "she is really prosperous", what could it possibly mean? Some things in the scriptures are mentioned on...
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Mon - Jul 27, 2009 : 12:14 am
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Great Sunday!
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Ya know...  Today was a good Sunday.  In church, we learned about trials, and the nature of them - why God gives them to us, and why we need them.  D&C 58 1-4 is a great reference if you're looking for some good stuff on trials.  We talked a lot about Zion's Camp, and the general tendency the early saints had toward generati...
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Mon - Jul 20, 2009 : 06:21 pm
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Alma : 35
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I noticed in this chapter that even though many threatenings were made to the king of the land of Jershon (most likely an Ammonite), he didn't seem to care at all.  His concentration was on the many poor people of the Zoramites who were coming to his city. Eventually, I believe this action was the tipping point for the wars forthcoming throu...
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Thu - Jul 16, 2009 : 12:28 am
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Notes on AC3 to MP3 using ffmpeg
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I recently put up a video which I took from a network broadcast, HD recording.  It, of course, was using the AC3 audio code.  As I was trying to get the video chopped and converted  to view in the flash player, I encountered an interesting challenge. When I put the video into kdenlive (which failed miserably to do even the most bas...
Audio / Linux / Video
Wed - Jul 15, 2009 : 11:40 pm
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Resonating Dance on Addiction
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I've been watching "So You Think You Can Dance" now for about 3 years.  For me, I think it's better than American Idol.  These young people are .... amazing. Well, a couple of weeks ago, there was a dance done which had the theme of "addiction".  It was done by Mia Michaels and the two dancers who danced were fa...
Life / Video
Sun - Jul 12, 2009 : 03:16 pm
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Love Through Trials
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My marriage, or rather, the marriage I have entered into with my sweetheart for the last 7 years, hasn't really been that bad.  In fact, I'd say we're definitely on the upper-hand of "marital happiness" as far as the national statistics go. There are quite a few reasons for this, I'd say.  One is definitely that I feel I'm giv...
Family / Life / Personal
Sat - Jul 11, 2009 : 01:01 pm
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Alma : 34
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I read Alma 34 two days ago, and haven't written about it.  I hate it when I don't have time to write about the scriptures when I read them, because each time I read them, I feel something different about different portions of the scripture.  Ah, well..  I'll read it again and see what happens this time. Right out of the gate, Amul...
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Mon - Jul 06, 2009 : 09:53 pm
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Alma : 33
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Hmm...  I really like when prophets, like Alma, quote other prophets to make a point.  The best way to keep the doctrine pure is to look the reference up.  Otherwise, it inevitably will be diluted down.  Ain't no doctrine like pure doctrine. Interesting that the quote from Zenos in verses 4-11 is paraphrased beautifully in Alm...
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Fri - Jul 03, 2009 : 12:21 am
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Yeah, So it's been awhile...
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 Okay...  I think it's time I wrote something.  The last everyone knew, I was jobless, on welfare, losing hope in humanity, depressed, bordering on despair, and a little bit sad, too. Well...  Although it's not perfect, I do have a job now.  My wonderful long-time friend Scott Morris happened to mention to his boss that ...
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Thu - Jun 12, 2008 : 06:04 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Faith Fathers - Uchtdorf
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As I sit here listening to, watching, and reading the talk given by President Uchtdorf, I'm puzzled by my lack of caring of the faith of my fathers. I don't exactly know why it is, but I.....  I've never really looked at what my parents believe being a part of my faith.  I don't know if that is wrong or what... What I believe is what ...
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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
Mon - Jun 09, 2008 : 03:46 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Exam. of Right. - Monson
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I'm so disappointed in the way things played out this last April.  I just finished reading President Monson's talk, and thus concluded the Priesthood session, and I so would loved to have been there.  But the past is the past, and I should consider myself grateful to be able to read the words after-the-fact. One paragraph of this talk ...
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Wed - Jun 04, 2008 : 02:49 am
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Examples of Christ-like Living
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I went to bed yesterday around 9:00pm, and I should have learned by now that when I go to bed that early, I wake up about 3 hours later and am up for half the night. So, I might as well see what I can hack out in my journal. Lately, I've been pondering how I can be more of an example to those around me.  An example of what?  I'm not...
Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Jul 14, 2008 : 02:12 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Ask In Faith - Bednar
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I just got done reading, listening to, and watching the general conference talk "Ask In Faith", by Elder David A. Bednar. I must say, having missed the original broadcasting of this conference, I heard all the hype about this talk in the ensuing weeks and months.  It seemed that this talk was all the rage about learning how to &quo...
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Thu - Nov 08, 2007 : 09:30 am
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Steve Ballmer At His Best
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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
Mon - Jun 15, 2009 : 01:36 pm
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Alma 30 : Korihor
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Beginning this chapter, another testament to the correlation between peace and keeping God's commandments is apparent.  Giving "strict" heed to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel undoubtedly brings peace. Now, on a totally different note, I wonder where Korihor came from?  It just says that he came into the land.  Was ...
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Fri - Jul 03, 2009 : 12:21 am
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Yeah, So it's been awhile...
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 Okay...  I think it's time I wrote something.  The last everyone knew, I was jobless, on welfare, losing hope in humanity, depressed, bordering on despair, and a little bit sad, too. Well...  Although it's not perfect, I do have a job now.  My wonderful long-time friend Scott Morris happened to mention to his boss that ...
Family / Life / Personal
Tue - Jun 09, 2009 : 03:50 pm
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Source of Evil...
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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 ...
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Sun - Apr 15, 2007 : 12:06 pm
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Necessity of Church Membership
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An interesting question came to me today, while talking to a good friend at work. The question is simple. It’s based on the premise of two distinct beliefs. 1. LDS faith teaches us that unless the proper ordinances have been performed by those who are in authority to perform such ordinances, one cannot enter into the kingdom of heav...
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Thu - Aug 09, 2007 : 03:11 pm
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Postfix + Postgres + Dovecot
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Well, people....  Most of yesterday (until this morning around 12:30am) I spent trying to figure out what to do about my email situation. Here's my situation:  I get so much friggin' spam, I can't stand it.  This shouldn't be news to anyone.  The person who receives no spam is a person who doesn't have an inbox. So, I decided ...
Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Dec 09, 2008 : 04:48 pm
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Sleep, Cats, and Christmas Trees
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Ya know...  I thought that with 4.5 hours of sleep last night, I'd feel a heckuva lot sleepier than I do.  I guess miracles do happen. Since our wonderful Samuel was born, my wife and I have been getting considerably less sleep than we otherwise would.  This is to be expected; it comes with the whole package of parenthood. I ha...
Cats / Children / Family / General Insanity
Tue - Sep 08, 2009 : 10:12 am
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Hard Drive Crisis
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Okay...  So three days ago (that would be Saturday morning), I found that my server was having weird problems.  I was getting an I/O error when I tried to start a movie for my daughter.  Yeah, that can't be good.  I'd seen that problem before when LVM got out of sync somehow (after about 6 months of uptime), and decided to reboo...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Linux
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
Tue - Jan 08, 2008 : 09:42 pm
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1st Nephi : 4
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One way I really enjoy reading the scriptures is from a very empathetic point of view.  I find I learn more when I study, if I try to imagine what would *really* be going on if I were actually within the scripture. Chapter 4 is perfect for this.  Reading somewhat between the lines of the first part of this chapter allows us to imagine ...
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Thu - Mar 04, 2010 : 02:06 pm
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2011 5.0 Mustang GT
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Although I probably will never own one of these, it's just awesome that the pony cars are gettin' revved up again.  Ford is definitely gonna bring up the competition with this beast.  Bye-bye imports! http://www.thefordstory.com/smart-technology/the-mustang-5-0-is-back/ Buyah!...
Cars
Sat - Oct 06, 2007 : 11:44 am
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Conference 1
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Brother Packer's talk about everyone in the church being the same, and no office being more important than the other was very inspirational to me this conference, along with Thomas S. Monson's talk about Sister Patton and the talk he gave in 1969 concerning her and the death of her son in the Navy. I feel inspired as I sit here listening to the l...
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Wed - May 16, 2007 : 10:50 pm
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What does "rich" really mean?
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I've been reading the scriptures a bit lately, and I came upon a verse which intrigued me. That verse quickly made me think of this one, and this one. Let's not forget this one - that's a good one, too - verse 33 being the focus. Here's another really good one warning of the dangers of the previous entries, and further proving the point that at l...
Sat - Apr 26, 2008 : 08:59 am
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Vegas - Cirque Du Soleil - Ka
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I'm not entirely sure what to write.  Half because I'm still reeling, and half because I'm still asleep. I'm now in the International Airport in Las Vegas, heading back home after a trip which put my 5-year anniversary trip to absolute shame.  I'm just shaking my head in disbelief. During the trip, we went and saw the show Ka by Ci...
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Sat - Apr 26, 2008 : 10:02 pm
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Vegas Birthday Craziness!
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Wow....  This is gonna be one of those entries which might just take up an entire novel, if I were to write down what I wish I could. To begin, yesterday Sarah and I went to Vegas to celebrate Shaun Roos's birthday. The whole kit-'n'-kaboodle began about a month ago when Tiffy, Shaun's girlfriend, emailed me asking me if I thought I coul...
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