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Sun - Sep 02, 2007 : 04:24 pm
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Grace vs. Works
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I just got back from a Presbyterian church meeting with Henry, Kim, Julia, Sarah, myself and our two kids.  It was quite interesting. We walked in there about 5-10 minutes late, and went forward until we were sitting like 5 rows back from the front. A full band of 7 people was playing on a stage and was sounding quite wonderful, actually.&...
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Sun - Sep 02, 2007 : 04:16 pm
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2007 Monterey Trip - Day 2
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Day Two.... I woke up this morning to a wonderful sore-throat.  Nothing too bad, and I felt that it's one of those that will go away as the hours pass by.  Turns up I was right. I rolled around in bed (after getting probably like.... 2-3 hours of sleep on Friday night) this morning for a good 2 hours, trying to go back to sleep. When I...
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Sat - Sep 01, 2007 : 04:01 pm
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2007 Monterey Trip - Day 1
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Wow....  Today has been crazy. I woke up around 2:30am this morning, put the suitcases in the van, woke the kids up (actually, Luci was already awake and excited to be going to "Shugee's House"), put them in the van, said a quick prayer for safety and health, and we were off! I'm tellin' ya...  If you have kids and a 10-hour...
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Fri - Aug 31, 2007 : 06:37 pm
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Gentoo in the Business World
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It's not too often you read stories about a business who knowingly chooses gentoo as their Linux distribution of choice;  this is why I liked this story so much. Everything they say about gentoo (both good and bad) I believe is right on the money. This company chose gentoo to run their main servers for an email marketing company, and haven...
Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Aug 31, 2007 : 05:50 pm
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Survey Says... "The Data is GOOD!"
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Okay, people.... I was hired on here at Nature's Way as the only person in the IT department who knows anything about web development.  Almost all people here are either networking, helpdesk, or SAP gurus.  They desperately needed help in the web development corner of IT.  So... They hired me.  Go figure. Anyway...  I w...
Personal / Programming
Fri - Aug 31, 2007 : 09:27 am
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New Haircut
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I just thought I'd let ya'll know that I got a new haircut a couple of days ago.  I think its swell. I guess this just goes to show that I'm not entirely sane... pretty much... ever. The mohawk has quite a story which I might as well divulge right about now. It all happened about 7 years ago, when my brothers all got together for some event...
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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
Wed - Aug 29, 2007 : 08:56 pm
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A New Frontier with PL/SQL
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Man... At work, I've got .... well.. I was gonna say dilemma, but... it's not a dilemma because I know of a way out. My dilemma is, I've gotta have a website functional by Friday, which means I've got two days to get it to work. The database we're connecting to (postgres on gentoo, thank heavens) has a table with more than 12 million rows in it....
Programming
Tue - Aug 28, 2007 : 08:42 pm
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ILMJ Gets Comments!
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Yes!  You can now comment on public blog entries at ILoveMyJournal.com! I wrote the whole process from scratch, so some of the methods used to keep bots away might be new to you.  Here's the skinny: First off, nothing is required except the comment and the human-test answer.  I'm not sure if this is gonna stick or not, but I co...
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Tue - Aug 28, 2007 : 10:19 am
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Staying True to Yourself
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One other thing I've been thinking about lately is a lesson I learned a long time ago.  This lesson is summarized into one sentence: Being true to God in no way diminishes your being true to yourself, simply because God knows how the *best* "you" is. I was talking with one of my brothers when he said "But if I become 'churchy'...
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3 Nephi : 8
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The most striking point of this chapter, this time, was the description of the darkness which covered the land after the storm.  I've never thought about the darkness as an analogy of Christ's absence.  The more I think about it, the clearer it becomes. We know death as being a type of prison due to the body and the soul being separated...
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Sun - Aug 16, 2009 : 05:09 pm
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Alma : 38
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Of course, verse 1 immediately reminds me of verse chapter 36 and what I wrote about that.  But then, verse 2 held just as much interest for me.  First off, it seems that Alma talking to his three sons in these chapters has something to do with his being old enough to die at any time.  Yet, Alma's words talk about him having great jo...
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Sat - Jan 12, 2008 : 10:19 pm
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1st Nephi : 7
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Something I've never really ever thought of, and maybe simply because it's so obvious, but... When Nephi goes on in his rant toward those who were desirous to go to Jerusalem, he keeps saying "How could you forget?".  Things like "How have you forgotten the great things the Lord hath done for us" makes an incredible assum...
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Sun - Sep 09, 2007 : 08:30 pm
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The END of Vacations! (LOTOJA)
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I'm so glad that the vacations for the Jones family for 2007 are OVER! Holy cow, I'm quite done with driving in a car with two kids who love screaming.  Anyway... Yesterday, we woke up, got some quick breakfast, and then got in the car to head out to see 3 people take on the LOTOJA bike race (I assume LOTOJA means "LOgan TO JAckson&...
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Wed - Jan 02, 2008 : 10:10 pm
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Book of Mormon Intro.
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This entry begins the documenting of my studies of the Book of Mormon in my "journal".  One of my new year's resolutions for 2008 is to read, study, and write about every chapter in the Book of Mormon.  I figured today was as good a time as any to begin. And so I begin with the Introduction of the Book of Mormon. --- I nev...
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Thu - Mar 04, 2010 : 02:40 pm
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Alma : 61, 62
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Reading through Alma 60 and 61, I can vividly imagine what it would be like to live in times like those.  I imagine the cry for freedom being heard through the streets, as neighbors and friends decide to take up arms in defense of our right to worship how we want, and for the protection of our families, traditions, and way of life.  Putti...
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Mon - Oct 13, 2008 : 04:02 pm
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Mosiah : 24
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Hmm....  I'm kind of tired right now, but I figured I needed to read some scriptures... This time around, I realize how being under the rule of a tyrant would be absolutely horrible.  In this case, Alma was under the rule of one (or more) of the Amulonites - which were his wicked peers when they were the king's priests.  Talk about...
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Sun - Sep 02, 2007 : 04:24 pm
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Grace vs. Works
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I just got back from a Presbyterian church meeting with Henry, Kim, Julia, Sarah, myself and our two kids.  It was quite interesting. We walked in there about 5-10 minutes late, and went forward until we were sitting like 5 rows back from the front. A full band of 7 people was playing on a stage and was sounding quite wonderful, actually.&...
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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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Fri - Oct 10, 2008 : 08:59 am
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Mosiah : 23
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This chapter was good to read.  I felt the spirit quite a bit.  Some insights I had this time around were interesting... I really wish I knew how much Alma knew about the Gospel before he was converted by Abinadi.  Regardless of how much he knew, it's interesting that each decision Alma makes with his little city of people he broug...
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Tue - Jan 22, 2008 : 10:06 pm
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1st Nephi : 14
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When I sit and think about what I just read, the 14th chapter of 1st Nephi is pretty crazy. Just a few points... The majority of the chapter is all about the "mother of abominations" and the "whore of all the earth". I believe it's written here to clarify the impact this (these) church(es) has (have) had upon the plain and...
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Sun - Apr 20, 2008 : 09:10 pm
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Omni
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I thought I had to substitute teach the 15-16 year old class today, so I prepared it this morning, only to find out I didn't. That's okay, because the gospel doctrine teacher we have is amazing, and I got to sit in his class! Omni.... One of the best lines of this chapter is in verse 2.  "I myself am a wicked man".  I'm...
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Tue - Feb 26, 2008 : 10:56 pm
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2nd Nephi : 11
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Let Isaiah begin! This chapter is a great pre-cursor to the chapters to follow.  Nephi explains why he like the words of Isaiah, as well as the fact that he likes to bring people to Christ. Interesting in verse 3, Nephi says he'll send the words of Jacob to his children for the purpose of reinforcing his own words.  The reason being b...
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Wed - Feb 27, 2008 : 11:06 pm
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2nd Nephi : 12 - Isaiah Begins
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Man...  Isaiah sure is here.... I didn't understand much of anything I read tonight.  I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to write about, but my resolution is to write something about each and every chapter of the Book of Mormon, so I'm gonna write something.  These next few days might be tough. The first three verses are the one...
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Mon - Jul 30, 2007 : 11:53 am
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knifegunpen.com
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I was wandering around the net to shake off the daily grind, when I came upon this site . The poem made me think, and thinking is a pretty good thing.  So, in response to his poem, I wrote the poem "To Write".  I was suprised at how fast it came, and pretty freely, too.  Anyway... It's always a treat to find good poetry....
Thu - Jul 12, 2007 : 12:03 am
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Girls' Camp
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My wife left this morning for Girls' Camp (she's a leader), and so my mom came down to help with the chil'lins.  It's been good to spend some time with her. We watched The Eagle's Concert "Hell Frozen Over", and she not only watched the whole thing, but she *really* enjoyed it.  It was great. We then talked about this site I...
Mon - Mar 19, 2007 : 08:54 pm
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Salt Flats with Ry, Mac, and Scott
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Saturday, three people and myself decided to make a trip down to the Salt Flats again. This time Scott Morris came down with his trusty camera and shot video of us doing it. Hopefully that video will be posted soon. My little bro. , Ryan came down with his Mustang GT to get in the action. Also, Mac Newbold, a friend from UPHPU came down with hi...
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Wed - Sep 12, 2007 : 02:00 pm
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Doctrine of Peace
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Due to recent events in my life, I've been feeling a little like the waves constantly lapping at the shore - in motion or at unrest.  I know the sounds of the ocean usually bring a feeling of peace, but .... not if you're in the water.... :) Anyway...  This feeling of unrest has brought on a bunch of thoughts and ponderings to me as I'...
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Tue - May 11, 2010 : 02:20 pm
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Helaman : 11
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Amazing...  It's almost unbelievable that in the space of less than 13 years, a whole nation can go from being wicked, to almost dying of hunger, to becoming incredibly righteous and prosperous, and then coming back to being so wicked that the combined armies of the Nephites and Lamanites can't defeat the wicked part of the people. I've bee...
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Mon - Jun 16, 2008 : 04:51 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Best Investment - Child
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For some reason, I love the commandment of paying tithing.  It's probably one of the top 10 commandments of which I have a burning testimony. I love this quote (as well as Jacob 2:19) "President Heber J. Grant stated, “I want to say to you, if you will be honest with the Lord, paying your tithing and keeping His commandments, He...
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