Sun - Sep 25, 2011 : 09:53 pm
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Ether : 14
So, this chapter was a bit like the last, only worse. Blood, carnage, war, and death throughout pretty much every verse.
One of the beginning verses, though, caught my attention. The one that says that people couldn't go to sleep at night, without losing their treasures, even to the point where they had to sleep with weapons to ...
Wed - Sep 21, 2011 : 11:14 am
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Ether : 13
So, this chapter, I hate to say it, wasn't very inspiring to me. I'm not sure if it's the state I'm in, or the chapter itself, or both, but there wasn't too much inspiration going on.
I did, however, 3 years ago, begin the journey of reading and writing about each and every chapter in the Book of Mormon, so I've gotta write something, if I ...
Tue - Sep 13, 2011 : 10:42 am
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Ether : 12 - Continued
Ya know.. I think the whole "sight" thing is over-rated. "Dispute not because ye see not" just shouldn't be an issue. Prime example is Laman and Lemuel. They saw angels, and it didn't do jack-squat. Personally, I believe the sense of the Spirit (as opposed to the sense of sight, or hearing, or...
Wed - Sep 07, 2011 : 11:46 am
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Linode / Gentoo / sendmail problem [solved]
When I first installed the 64-bit version of gentoo on linode, everything looked good - except I couldn't get apache to send email. When I emerged PHP, it pulled in ssmtp by default, but that didn't seem to be sending mail at all. So, I emerged sendmail. That got me a little bit further, but the logs were giving me an error...
Wed - Aug 24, 2011 : 11:33 am
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Ether : 12 - Amazing
So, the very first thing which came to mind this time around was from the first verse. Ether seemed to be a fairly amazing person and a great prophet. So... How did he get to be that way? I'd love to hear the story of Ether's conversion - especially considering the environment he grew up in - being born in captivity. Interes...
Tue - Aug 23, 2011 : 05:53 pm
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Ether : 11
So, this chapter seems to be about the rise and fall of the people, and the rulers who ruled both in righteousness and wickedness.
It seems to mow through a genration with each verse that goes by - very quickly. I guess this chapter would be a good one to illustrate the Lord's prophets making promises, and then keeping them through la...
Mon - Aug 01, 2011 : 01:52 pm
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Ether : 10
So... Interesting that one of the reasons cited for Heth's righteousness is his remembering what the Lord had done for his people, specirfically, bringing Jared and his kin over the ocean. There has got to be something behind the whole "remember what the Lord has done for you" thing, and living a righteous life. Heck.. E...
Thu - Jul 28, 2011 : 11:49 am
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Ether : 9
Not much to write about on this chapter... Lots of backbiting, hatred, slaying of kin, destruction of entire civilizations due to war, living in righteousness and prospering because of it. Poisonous serpents, famine, more death, repentance, and just the general way the people live within the pride cycle.
Not a bad chapter, but n...
Wed - Jul 20, 2011 : 12:35 pm
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Ether : 8 - Happiness vs Evil
Setting your heart upon the glory of the world has always seemed like a bad idea to me, but then again, for most of my life I've been kind of the odd-man-out. heh.. My own siblings have mentioned to me that they "don't get me". Most people would consider this a bad thing, but for me, it's been life. The desire to &...
Fri - Jul 15, 2011 : 09:21 am
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Ether : 7
So... Sometimes I feel like I write things here that could get me into trouble, but I figure, if this is what I really think, and I'm sincere about it, then right or wrong, the truth will eventually come out. Many times, I've thought one thing, and then upon further studying and prayer, have found out I was wrong ... and I'm okay ...
Fri - Nov 05, 2010 : 11:02 am
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Brand-New HTF Album Available!
Okay, friend, family, and others. I just wanted to let you know that the season has finally arrived!
Jesse and I have been working all year long on Herod the Fink's 2nd studio album. We are so excited to announce that it's finally available for purchase!
The album has eight songs on it, and all of them are awesome. I'll post...
Sat - Feb 16, 2008 : 11:59 pm
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07 Mustang GT VS 99 Firebird
I just got back from one of the best races I've been on. It was awesome.
I've only got a bit to write about it, so I'll write as much as I can.
I took off around 10:20 tonight to see what kind of damage I could do out on the streets.
I was cruising on state street in Orem when I found a Dodge Charger R/T who wanted to play. The...
Mon - Nov 03, 2008 : 10:14 am
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New Song - "Hello"
Okay... So about a month ago, I sat down at my keyboard and plunked out a few notes. About 2 weeks later, I gave a rough copy of a mash of music to my friend, Ryan Phillips, and had plunked out some sweet riffs to it.
Two weeks later, I add some vocals and effects, and this is what you've got.
I hope you like it. (press the ...
Mon - Mar 01, 2010 : 04:52 pm
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AES and PHP
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 ...
Sat - Dec 01, 2007 : 06:56 pm
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Windows 98 Product Key
I was floating around the webosphere, when I came upon this key, which, evidently is released by Microsoft themselves. It is claimed to work on all Windows 98 CDs
I've personally verified that it works with Windows 98 1st Edition (helping my neighbor with computers too old to run XP efficiently...
Mon - Aug 25, 2008 : 10:42 am
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Man, I've got a lot to write. Quite a bit happened this weekend, and last weekend. I'll start with this weekend.
We had another LAN party this weekend, and it was up at Shane's house in Perry, UT. We played the usual, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and Unreal Tournament 2004.
Traffic was pretty horrible going up through Davis ...
Tue - Sep 09, 2008 : 02:14 pm
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Evolution / Exchange Howto
I just spent the last 5 hours trying to get Evolution to connect to our corporate Exchange server. I finally figured it out, and I can now interoperate 100% with calendars, contacts, meetings, and email from our Exchange server.
Due to the wide array of configuration options in Exchange, doing a step-by-step how-to would be, for the most p...
Tue - Aug 19, 2008 : 10:52 am
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Visit from Craig and Annie
We had been anticipating the visit from Craig and Annie Young (my brother-in-law's family) for awhile, and I must say, their visit was simply delightful.
I had to go and attend the LDSFest 2008 on Saturday, from noon until midnight, so I wasn't able to be home then, but I took Friday off and Friday was great!
On Friday, we went and visited Temple...
Fri - Feb 13, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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SOAP, PHP, and WSDL
I spent pretty much all of yesterday trying in vain to write a soap client to connect to a web service provided by our new partner in Green Bay, WI.
After about 6 solid hours of getting the same error, a great programmer and acquaintence of mine, Jared Smith gave me a quick tip on how to fix it.
Before I get to the fix, let me say that first, I...
Fri - Feb 13, 2009 : 03:36 pm
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Green Bay - Summed Up
In chatting with my friend Steve, I realized I haven't yet given any details as to my trip to Green Bay this week, so, before this weekend comes, I figured I had better write something.
Day 3 (Wednesday) went pretty smooth. I woke up with a high level of sleep deficiency (surprise, surprise), and went out to the office for the last time.&n...
Wed - Jul 06, 2011 : 05:59 pm
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PDFTK - Generate Issues
So, I've been working on this PDF project for awhile, and I think it might be beneficial for me to add some notes which were somewhat elusive on the net.
The FDF file which is generated by PDFTK generate is encoded in UTF-16 character set - and is very hard to work with. I found this script which solves the problem, and allows the FD...
Thu - May 22, 2008 : 08:26 pm
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The new FCKeditor version 2.6 seems to have a bug which for me was quite hard to track down.
I use PHP to interface with it, so the bug which causes images uploaded via the quickuploader is found in the
file on line 291.
The error reported by firebug is: uncaught exception: Permission denied to ...
Sun - Mar 01, 2009 : 02:27 am
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Postfix and Dovecot on Gentoo
I've just got to put this somewhere so I don't forget it. I just finished installing postfix / dovecot using postgres on my home server by following this wonderful tutorial.
I followed it almost to the tee, and ... it just works. I have no other information other than that. For all I know, as you read this, it may be interpret...
Tue - Jan 20, 2009 : 09:41 pm
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Studio Acoustic Treatment 1
Okay... Since I had recently returned from my mission in 1996, I knew I wanted to learn how to record music. Recording music swiftly turned into wanting to be able to record my drums. A couple of years ago, I was able to put enough money away to buy a load of recording equipment for my drums.
I've recorded quite a few diddies in...
Sun - Nov 02, 2008 : 10:10 pm
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Samuel's Baby Blessing
Well... Today was the big day at church with the blessing of the newest addition to the Jones family, Samuel Jones.
The blessing went well, even if I did botch the proclamation of the power by which the blessing was given. I'm glad God is a forgiving God.
The spirit of the meeting was wonderful, and it testified quite powerfully of one sp...
Fri - Oct 11, 2019 : 04:19 pm
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Gen Conf. 2019 Elder Oaks
First off, I don't like at all that the congregation was laughing during the initial parts of the talk. This interpretation of humor, to me, tells me people aren't really trying to empathize with someone who could ask that type of question. Considering the implications of polygamy, the question of living in one's own house vs. liv...
Fri - Sep 24, 2010 : 09:59 pm
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gentoo + jack + dbus = broken
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...
Sun - Jan 06, 2008 : 09:31 pm
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Song - Livin' Right
Okay. I've been working on a song since a while back, actually... I wrote the lyrics on the same night I wrote this entry.
Anyway... It's just about done. All I'm waiting for now is some seriously kicking piano tracks from my good friend Scott. As soon as I receive those, I'm all but sure they'll kick bootie, and I'll incoropor...
Sat - Jul 12, 2008 : 01:30 pm
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OpenFire gentoo problems
I just spent the last three hours trying to figure out why my OpenFire 3.5.2 instance was installing just fine, saying that it was running just fine, but in reality was not running at all.
Neither port 9090, nor 9091 was open, both ports 9090, and 9091 were closed. ps -A | grep openfire returned nothing - at all.
Yet, /etc/init.d/openfire sta...
Wed - Feb 04, 2009 : 11:58 am
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Car Mods and Emissions
Last spring, I modified my car - and then modified it again.
The 2nd modifications entailed me re-programming (or flashing, or tuning) my car's computer. One thing I didn't realize at the time was that evidently, a standard protocol for most tuners out there is to turn off the O2 sensors which monitor emissions after the catalytic converter...