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Tue - Mar 22, 2011 : 11:53 am
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Linux: Extracting audio from video
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 So, I used to use the -dumpaudio switch in mplayer to get audio extracted from random videos, but now that seems to do not much of anything.  I found this site which had a great explanation of how to get it done a different way, but was a bit out of date.  The newer version is found below: mplayer -vo null -ao pcm:file=audio_file_...
Audio / Linux
Tue - Mar 08, 2011 : 12:20 pm
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3 Nephi : 30
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 So, I'm pretty sure these words are being spoken to us, the Gentiles, and they are meant for people living now.  The last chapter was spoken to those who would be alive during the coming of the Book of Mormon, and it doesn't seem like this chapter deviates from that. Interesting that included in the list of "wicked ways" is t...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Mar 01, 2011 : 10:32 am
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3 Nephi : 29
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Seems like chapter 29 is all about "spurning", and to be honest, I really don't know what that means.  The word is used 4 times in 3 verses, and is used no where else in scripture.  It's definitely something we shouldn't do, and may be related to "hissing" or "making game".  Very interesting. I believe...
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Tue - Feb 22, 2011 : 05:13 pm
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3 Nephi : 28 - Fulness of Joy
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 So, I was reading this chapter when I came upon the phrase "fulness of joy" in verse 10.  The phrase caught my eye primarily because it was only mentioned for the 3 Nephites who chose to stay.  It was not mentioned for the others.  That caused me to wonder how often the phrase "fulness of joy" is used in scr...
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Wed - Feb 16, 2011 : 04:14 pm
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3 Nephi : 27
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 Seems like the first half of this chapter is a gentile rebuke coming from Christ himself, to his Apostles, for not knowing the scriptures well enough.  It seems like he goes on for a bit in the why, though.  I wonder why it's so important to put across the point that things of Christ need to be done in Christ's name...?  Seems ...
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Tue - Feb 15, 2011 : 01:05 pm
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3 Nephi : 26
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 Woo, baby, am I tired! One thing that I often think about while pondering the Gospel is how blessed I am to live in a time where the fulness of the Gospel is available - and not only available, but I was born into a practicing family, and have made the life choices necessary for me to continue worthy to obtain the blessings given to God's c...
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Tue - Feb 08, 2011 : 04:09 pm
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3 Nephi : 25 - Burn Like An Oven
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Among the discussions I've had of the scriptures, this one is always a fun one. "When God says that the earth is gonna burn, does he mean it literally?  Are the wicked really gonna burn at the second coming?" Honestly, for me, I have enough scriptural evidence to convince me to respond in the affirmative. Thoughts? Also - I'm...
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Mon - Feb 07, 2011 : 05:40 pm
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3 Nephi : 24
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Interesting that I should choose to read this today, because my wife and I were talking a bit about the 2nd coming last weekend.  The second coming shall be like a "refiner's fire", which, of course, is meant to purify - or to burn out impurities.  That which abides by the law is sanctified by the same.  A talk I once heard...
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Tue - Feb 01, 2011 : 10:40 am
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3 Nephi : 22 - 23
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Chapter 22 was another toughy, but I figure I'm gonna better my life if I read and am only able to type a tiny bit, rather than not read at all. I guess my brain is still getting over this sickness, because I find it difficult to do any critical thinking.  Anyway... I found it interesting the bit about "more are the children of the de...
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Tue - Jan 18, 2011 : 05:30 pm
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3 Nephi : 21
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Ya know... I've now read this chapter twice, and I cannot remember a single thing I read.  I started journaling about the chapters of the Book of Mormon January 1, 2008 - as a resolution to write about each and every chapter of the book.  I'm not sure if I can make it through this chapter one more time!  I have no idea what's going o...
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Mon - Sep 22, 2008 : 08:40 am
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Mosiah : 12
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I wonder if Abinadi's disguise was due to him not being welcome in the city anymore, as in, he couldn't get in at all without it.  Dunno... Just a thought. Also, I find it quite prophetic for Abiniadi to be using the analogy of a piece of cloth in a hot furnace, as far as the worth of King Noah's life.  He could have just as easily used...
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Thu - Aug 21, 2008 : 02:59 pm
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Random Thoughts...
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I haven't been getting much sleep lately...  So I think I'll write about.... something.  I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to write about, but it's been much too long since I've written to continue not writing any longer. I found this link today, given to me by this dude.  It's a great theme for a blog, and I hope it goes far. ...
Babblings / Life / Miscellaneous / Poetry
Wed - Nov 12, 2008 : 03:45 pm
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Simplicity - Perry
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I'm not in the mood to write much, but I figure that since work is kind of slow today, that it would do me good to watch and write about a conference talk right about now. Elder Perry's talk seemed to talk about a topic which would benefit a lot of people today - simplicity. As far as I go, I can think right now of one specific thing which I co...
General Conference / Lds / Religion
Thu - Jun 18, 2009 : 07:42 pm
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Alma : 31
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Interesting Alma used the phrase "my heart began to sicken" when he heard about what the Zoramites were doing.  That is such a descriptive word, and I can almost feel what he described as I read... I also find verse 5 interesting at this point in my life.  It seems that Alma confirms that sometimes, when moved upon by the spir...
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Thu - May 22, 2008 : 08:26 pm
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FCKeditor Javascript Error Patch
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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 editor/filemanager/connectors/php/io.php file on line 291. The error reported by firebug is: uncaught exception: Permission denied to ...
Programming
Fri - Aug 10, 2007 : 01:12 am
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VLC - DVD Rip Command
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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 - Jun 10, 2009 : 12:11 pm
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ATI fglrx vs radeonhd
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Man...  Starting my new job, I had the opportunity to build a new computer.  They ordered me the parts, and I was good to go. For this computer, I opted to buy two acer 22-inch widescreen monitors.  In doing so, I knew I would have to be up and functioning quickly with a dual-head setup running gentoo Linux.  I knew this was ...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Aug 13, 2010 : 02:46 pm
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3 Nephi : 11
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I've often wondered what the significance is behind them not understanding God's words the first 2 times.  What immediately comes to mind as I ponder this, is the angel Moroni speaking to Joseph Smith 3 times, repeating the exact same message, added upon, each time...  But Joseph understood Moroni's words each time.  I can't think of...
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Mon - Dec 05, 2016 : 11:28 am
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2016 Christmas Adventure
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 So..  I thought I'd write down a little bit about what happened to us on Saturday. I had a recording session Saturday morning while Sarah was doing her monthly stake baptism duties, and we both finished up around noon. We were going to make our yearly journey to Ephraim, UT to climb the mountain and chop down a Christmas tree for our...
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Sat - Oct 01, 2016 : 01:19 am
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Important Things...
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 So, lately I've been thinking a lot about what life is all about, and kind of pondering upon times when I've been doing well, and times when I've been doing not-so-well. I think the most important thing you can do in life is stay close to the Spirit of God.  Lots of things seem to get in the way from time to time, but that's the nature...
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Mon - Dec 05, 2016 : 11:28 am
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2016 Christmas Adventure
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 So..  I thought I'd write down a little bit about what happened to us on Saturday. I had a recording session Saturday morning while Sarah was doing her monthly stake baptism duties, and we both finished up around noon. We were going to make our yearly journey to Ephraim, UT to climb the mountain and chop down a Christmas tree for our...
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Wed - Sep 07, 2011 : 11:46 am
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Linode / Gentoo / sendmail problem [solved]
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 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...
Gentoo / Linux
Mon - Oct 08, 2007 : 09:35 pm
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FHE At The Jones House
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This post is mostly for my parents.  (Hi Mom).  I thought you'd enjoy hearing a night of FHE in the Jones residence. :) There should be a little "play" button right below the mood panel in the upper right-hand corner of the journal detail page. Enjoy....
Lds / Personal
Wed - Oct 03, 2007 : 10:41 am
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MythTV Basement Home Theater
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About 2 years ago I got this hairbrained idea to use mythtv to create a computer-based full-media center for my basement home theater.  At the time, I had a sweet side-job which was paying me nicely, so I had the means to do pretty much exactly what I wanted. I had a couple of things for which I wanted to use the basement, namely 1. My Home...
Computers / Linux
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 12:29 am
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Coming soon - Customized Blogs
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Since I created this blogging software, I've been thinking that it's quite static.  Although I might enjoy the way the current style is laid out, not everyone does. I'm now in the process of making the stylesheet almost completely customizable.  Keep your eyes out for a new button which will allow you to customize and personalize your ...
I Love My Journal
Tue - Aug 26, 2008 : 10:51 am
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About Me
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Hi there!  I'm PoeticIntensity I guess this is my journal...  still. I started journaling when I was 14, in 1990, as a new years resolution.  I had no idea then just how much I would get into journaling. It took me 12 years, off and on, to transcode all of my 3000+ journal entries, and then put them into a database.  I ...
Babblings / Life / My Journal / Personal
Mon - May 05, 2008 : 02:11 pm
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Collin's Nursemaid Elbow
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I just thought I'd write a little something.... Since about a year ago, Collin's elbow has been easily pulled out of joint, and thus, has had issues with what is known as a nursemaid elbow. Today, his elbow got pulled out of the socket again, and my wife called me with another appointment to the doctor's office. Well, this time, I got to t...
Personal
Fri - Jan 09, 2009 : 08:59 am
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Alma : 5
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I actually read this yesterday while I was about ready to fall asleep, so, I didn't write anything.  However, I did make a goal last year to read through the entire Book of Mormon and write about each and every chapter, so here's what I remember about Alma 5. Within the first 3 verses, Alma makes it apparent that he is talking to the people ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures
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
Sun - May 25, 2008 : 12:54 am
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New Camera, Nikon Cool Pix S210
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Not much more to say, other than what was in the video.  I'm trying now to work out the best bitrate to video quality trade-off with FLV files. I plan on having a bit of fun with this new camera in the ensuing weeks. I'm amazed at the technology with which these new cameras / camcorders are built....
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