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 ...
Thu - Mar 11, 2010 : 05:16 pm
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Ibanez SR-300 + Kustom Amp!
Since we've opened for business, and even before, I've started to notice a sad trend in recording audio. This is speaking extremely generally, and there have been a few people who have definitely broken the mold, but in my experience, I've noticed that the musical instrument getting the least amount of love is the bass guitar.
For the most ...
Sun - May 18, 2014 : 10:40 pm
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My Kindness (musical number)
So... Today was... beyond words, really.
It was a day that just brimmed with spiritual opulence. I woke up at 7:00, to warm up my voice (after having a pretty intense drumming session which lasted until midnight yesterday), and then went to practice the musical number at 8:00am, to sing it for the congregation at around 9:45.
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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Off To Wisconsin I Go!
It's about 10 minutes before I have to leave to go to the airport to fly to Wisconsin to meet my new boss and co-workers. The situation at Nature's Way is definitely changing.
Right now, I just wanted to write down some thoughts and feelings to see how they would contrast against what I think after-the-fact.
Right now, quite honestly, I d...
Mon - Feb 25, 2008 : 10:48 pm
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*AMAZING* video - "Everything"
As some of you know, in addition to running this site, I also run a site called ldscompanion.org
Today, I was rummaging through some of the artwork submitted by my users, when I found this piece.
The artwork is well-done, and presents a Biblical message as well as a URL. Well... Not being familiar with the URL, I decided to see wh...
Mon - Jan 19, 2009 : 12:04 pm
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I Wish I Had a Camera
Last night, the temperature dropped down to right around 0 degrees fahrenheit. When I woke up and was almost to work, I almost hit the car in front of me. No, I'm not a poor driver...
It's just that with it being so cold, there was literally about a half an inch of frost which had gathered on.... pretty much anything left outside.
Mon - Aug 23, 2010 : 07:30 pm
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Worlds of the Crystal Moon
A while ago, Advanced Budget Studios had the privilege of working with the author of a great book in a voice-over. The author's name is Phillip Jones, and his book is called Worlds of the Crystal Moon.
When I was contacted to help out with the voice-over, I had no idea what to expect, and I wasn't sure what Phillip was expecting, either.&n...
Tue - Aug 19, 2008 : 04:38 pm
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Big Changes to ILMJ
As you most assuredly can see, if this is on the front-page of I Love My Journal, there have been some major changes here.
It all started about 2.5 weeks ago when I started reading some great comments people have been posting, and some really good entries from jonzee, and catherine.hahn. I felt people deserved a better place to post both th...
Tue - Apr 21, 2009 : 10:26 pm
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I just finished putting my 5-year-old and my 3-year-old to bed.
Earlier today, they both went to the dentist to have a check-up, and for Luci, it was a semi-traumatic experience. She did really good, but at one point, she was seriously distraught about this gun-looking thing which sprayed water everywhere, and the vacuum they were going to ...
Sun - Jul 27, 2008 : 06:18 pm
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My Wedding Day...
I got married like a bit more than 5 years ago, and I'm lovin' it.
But, during those five years, I've had some footage gracefully shot and donated to me by my friend
on my wedding day. On that day, Ty told me he was going to put something together and give it to me later, but instead, I told him I'd really, really, real...
Mon - Jan 10, 2011 : 05:10 pm
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Great start to 2011!
So, Advanced Budget Studios took a bit of a break during the holidays, and with that came the usual curiosity as to how the new year would be.
Well, I'd have to say that 2011 is looking great. We started off the year recording a wonderful new artist named Taylor Miller. He'll have a website up soon, and his music sounds fabulous! ...
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...