Sun - Nov 01, 2015 : 09:43 pm
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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...
Thu - Aug 20, 2015 : 01:56 am
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I should be way more tired than I am.
I just got done praying, and a day before that I had just got done sinning. You know the kind I'm talking about. It's the kind you really need to rid yourself of. The kind that always keeps creeping around, finding an idle brain-cell to occupy... So, yeah... Hundreds, if n...
Sun - Jul 26, 2015 : 11:18 pm
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I'm not quite sure why I chose the title, "Sunday Miracles", but it seems to suit what happens when one chooses to follow the Spirit. In any capacity.
Nothing too earth-shattering for today, but I felt inspired to come down and write. I personally believe the Holy Ghost is far more active in our lives (even if we choos...
Tue - Jun 02, 2015 : 12:17 am
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Studio vs Live...?
So, I recently went to a Walk Off The Earth concert, and it was awesome. Their concerts just keep getting better and better. As good as it was, that's not the purpose for this entry. The purpose is a guy named Scott Helman, and a thought he provoked.
Scott Helman performed for 30 minutes before WOTE came on stage. He...
Tue - Feb 24, 2015 : 01:27 am
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So, I was just in bed just about to fall asleep (like within 1 or 2 minutes of sleeping), and I felt like I needed to come and write in my journal.
My prayers on Sunday evening, I believe it was, felt just like I was communing with the Spirit. Everything spiritual seemed so easily understood and understandable.
Man, I hope this make...
Thu - Jan 15, 2015 : 12:23 pm
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1 Nephi 4
So, I was listening to, and reading, 1st Nephi chapter 4 in the Book of Mormon this morning, when a verse caught my eye, and my mind dwelt on it for a bit. It was verse 6. Verse 6 reads as follows:
"And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do."
Seems pretty ino...
Sun - Jan 04, 2015 : 12:09 am
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So, I've been asked about headphones recently by a lot of friends. So much so, that I thought I'd write down a few words, more regarding what you should not buy, rather than what you should. This is simply due to the enormous amount of generally good, and wildly varying headphones out there.
As most of you know, I'm an audio eng...
Wed - Dec 31, 2014 : 09:38 pm
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New Years' (almost)
Approximately 4 years ago, sometime during the summer, from time to time I would go outside our back door and lay out on the concrete slab and look up at the stars. We had been in our home about 7 years and had no intention of moving, or changing, or doing anything but doing what we were doing. I was in love with my wife, trying my best...
Thu - Dec 18, 2014 : 06:19 pm
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So, today I released what has proved to be the best recording of any choir I've ever produced. It was the UVU Institute's Latter-day Celebration Choir. The song is "Baby Boy", one I've never heard before.
It can be heard by clicking here. (feel free to download, listen, and share as much as you like)
This was my fora...
Tue - Oct 21, 2014 : 10:20 pm
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Seek God Sooner
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 ...
Tue - Apr 20, 2010 : 12:28 am
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Man... I was having a downer of a day until this evening when Fatigi came to record 3 new songs. I was really, really tired throughout the day, and thought I was sure to have a hard time focusing when Fatigi came over.
Then I heard them play.
Honestly, I haven't been this awake in a long time. Music just seems to envigorate my...
Tue - Oct 28, 2008 : 10:20 am
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The Sweetest Feeling
~I just feel so much in my heart right now. Words truly cannot express how full my heart is. I just finished watching the movie "A Far Off Place". It has always been one of my favorites since I was a little girl. The music in it has always stirred deep emotions within me. It is just gorgeous. It has a melody that tugs at my heart. I ...
Sat - Sep 12, 2009 : 11:05 pm
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Getting the Mix Right...
When I originally mixed a tune from Sugar Stone, I didn't have enough time to really nail it. I did a good enough job for the time allotted, but when the product was delivered, I thought there could be a lot of improvements made.
So, I decided to spend a few hours today seeing what I could do about it. Before I go any further, here's...
Mon - Jan 18, 2010 : 01:25 am
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Blues Aces Session
Last Friday, we had the awesome opportunity to meet a fairly incredible group of girls. They call themselves The Blue Aces, and after having listened to them strum a few chords, I'd say they've earned their title.
Their manager contacted me after hearing a few samples from Advanced Budget Studios, and was interested in getting a pilot song...
Fri - Aug 29, 2008 : 08:58 am
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Book Of Mormon Lands
I've been reading a few books and websites lately on the "geography of the Book of Mormon", and see that it is quite a contentious point for many people! A desire to understand the BOM geography was the specific thing that got me into reading the Boook of Mormon for the first time on my own. That isn't to say that my testimony...
Mon - Aug 04, 2008 : 12:08 am
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Life is Precious
Well I was going to do this last night but it was just to much to do. So here it goes. Wow what a life changing event. This might be a little bit graphic for some but I am going to tell it how it is. So here it goes. Yesterday I worked at the airport I transport people to and from the airport. I was called to go ...
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 11:27 pm
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Flight To Green Bay
Okay... This sucks. I just spent the last 10 minutes typing up a nice novel on how today was spent, and I then proceeded to accidentally delete it. How unfortunate. Let's see if I can do it again.
....nope. Sorry... I'm tired, and it's late (it's now 12:30am), and I've got to get up tomorrow morning.
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
Okay... So lately the studio has been getting some serious upgrades, thanks to all of you who have been supporting me, and creating awesome music.
About a month ago, I was chatting it up with a good friend, Jesse Crowley, about how in the world we were going to sell our fabulous new Herod the Fink album this season. You see, there ar...
Wed - Jul 25, 2007 : 09:38 pm
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Two Motorcycles and The Moon
"What is a motorcycle doing in *this*?", I thought as I continued upward through the winding Spanish Fork canyon. It wasn't so much that a motorcycle was in this particular canyon, but rather in the canyon during one of the 3 most torrential downpours I've seen during my lifetime.
I was coming home from work today when about ...
Tue - Dec 09, 2008 : 04:48 pm
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Sleep, Cats, and Christmas Trees
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.
Wed - Mar 03, 2010 : 10:06 am
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Proper Spelling of "Ridiculous"
Okay... I rarely .... well.. I never have posted something like this before in my blog, but this is getting RIDICULOUS. This is not getting REDICULOUS. It is getting R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S
It seems like when ever I see that word spelled anywhere on the Internet, it's spelled consistently wrong, and I can't for the life ...
Sun - Feb 10, 2008 : 11:47 am
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Comcast Bit Torrent Filtering
I've been using Comcast for my personal Internet connection now for about 5 years. Personally, I think they do a great job. My connection goes down on average about once per year, and it just works really well with my lifestyle. I think the price is a bit much, but having a steady Internet connection means a lot to me, so I keep i...
Fri - Aug 10, 2007 : 01:12 am
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VLC - DVD Rip Command
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...
Wed - Apr 02, 2008 : 02:33 pm
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Linux Software RAID On Trial
Here at work, the time is fast coming where I will be required to put live, the server I've been working on for the past year.
And we all know that when the rubber meets the road, things get a little bit more serious.
I came to the conclusion that since I'm the only Linux person in this company, should the Linux servers ever decide to go *kap...
Mon - Jan 05, 2009 : 02:53 pm
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Gentoo / Gnome USB Automount
Awhile back, almost every gentoo / gnome computer I built would do this wonderful thing called "auto-mounting" all devices plugged in via USB.
Well, I really didn't know what or how this was done until it started not doing it any more.
So, I went over to my brother's house armed with a determination to figure this stuff out, and I'll ...
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 ...
Sun - Sep 26, 2010 : 10:47 pm
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Two Delta 1010 Config
Okay... So I own and operate a recording studio, and I've been using an M-Audio delta 1010 as my primary audio interface. This provides me 8 channels of simultaneous audio streams coming into my workstation. Up until about a month ago, this has been very sufficient.
About a month ago, I ordered another Delta 1010, and planned o...
Thu - Feb 19, 2009 : 02:14 pm
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Who Uses Linux?
I was reading this article a few minutes ago, and a conversation I had with a potential employer popped into my head.
It was an interview for a Microsoft ASP programmer I responded to about 3 years ago. They wanted a senior web engineer, and I responded with my PHP credentials, and for some reason, that led to an interview.
Thu - Mar 26, 2009 : 09:54 pm
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Tuning My Snare Drum
Well... Yesterday, a friend of mine had told me he had the privilege of being formally taught how to tune a snare drum.
I read what he had to say (he posted it on facebook, so if you're not his friend, I imagine you can't read it, but here's the link anyway)
So, today, I went and investigated a bit of whether I could get the proper tool...
Wed - Dec 05, 2007 : 01:16 pm
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Logitech Orbit AF and Gentoo
This morning, I ended up with a new toy in my hands and as luck would have it, I also had a couple of hours to mess with it.
The device is a Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF webcam.
I've always had a little interest in videography (nothing compared to my interest in audio, however), and from time-to-time I've tried to get various webcams to work in L...