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Mon - Jan 10, 2011 : 05:10 pm
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Great start to 2011!
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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! ...
Miscellaneous / Music
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:11 pm
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AnythingSlider is Awesome
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So, when I started the re-design of my studio website, I knew I would need sliders, but I didn't realize how many unconfigurable, and generally static sliders were out there.  I must have gone through 5 iterations of sliders before I found one that matches my needs (and probably will be the go-to slider for any project I work on in the future)...
Programming
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:19 am
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Taylor Miller Session
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Man... I'm kicking myself right now for not taking a photo of this amazing musician, but I was way too interested in the music I was hearing to worry about silly cameras. Taylor Miller came in for a visit, and recorded 3 original songs tonight.  They have yet some proper embellishment to receive, but the tracks we got tonight were primo.&nbs...
Music
Tue - Jan 04, 2011 : 12:43 pm
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Website Re-design!
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About 2 months ago, a great musician, designer, and friend sent me a new design idea for AdvancedBudgetStudios.com.  After getting various opinions, I decided to have a go at it.  Also, with all the free time I had during the holidays, I thought it would be a good time to get crackin'. So, without further ado, I present you the new and ...
Miscellaneous
Mon - Dec 13, 2010 : 02:08 pm
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We're on the radio!
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Okay.. Not really the "radio", but a cool little Internet radio station picked up Herod the Fink (a band I'm in), and decided to feature us.  They decided to play our song, "Desperate Husband's Chorus", and I think it's way cool. The radio station is called "LDS Music Today" and can be found at http://www.ldsmu...
Herod The Fink / Personal
Sun - Dec 12, 2010 : 10:31 pm
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Merry Christmas to A.B.S.!!
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Since we haven't been booking clients during November and December, we've had a few extra moments to really think about and research the needs of the studio.  The success this little studio has had is very exciting, and only makes us want to hone our craft that much more. Honing the craft is great, but pouring the success of the studio back ...
Audio Hardware / Babblings / Miscellaneous
Mon - Dec 06, 2010 : 12:22 pm
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Thoughts on HtF
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So, the Christmas season is officially here, and I'm feeling more Christmas Spirt than I ever have in my life - by a long shot. I attribute this to two things...  First and foremost, attitude, and making good choices.  To me, Christmas is a spiritual season because it's filled with love, good will, charity, friends, and family.  If...
Herod The Fink
Fri - Dec 03, 2010 : 06:45 pm
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Holiday
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Friday December 3, 2010 Today was filled with the usually chore, practicing for the Christmas Cantada, and puttting up the Christmas tree. Finally! me and my family put up our tree. We usually do it after Thanksgiving but we where a little late. You know. The more the years go by the faster Christmas seems to come. I can remeber when I was a litt...
Fri - Dec 03, 2010 : 11:37 am
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Scramjet X-96 Contest!
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Scramjet, a valued client of Advanced Budget Studios (and an amazing band, as well), has recently arrived in the top-ten list of a contest put on by X-96.  Please support them by clicking here and voting for them and their awesome song, "Tread Softly". Thanks, and thank you, Scramjet!  You guys are awesome!  ...
Miscellaneous
Tue - Nov 30, 2010 : 04:55 pm
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3 Nephi : 19
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It might be that I'm a techno-geek, but the first thing I thought of when I read this was "social media".  People went from house to house and "labored exceedingly" all through the night to let it be known where Jesus was going to come the following day. Also interesting are the activities of the people when the arrived t...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
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Wed - Jun 22, 2011 : 10:08 am
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Ether 1
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 Not too much to write about on this one.  I guess I could try to memorize all the relationships mentioned.  hehe. Genealogy must have been pretty important back then (pretty important now-a-days, too), because they mentioned that it would be possible for us to have the history of the entire world up to that time.  Interesting...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Sun - Mar 22, 2009 : 12:15 pm
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Alma : 15
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How in the world do you do what Alma and Amulek did in verse 2?  Honestly, I don't know.  Also, another perspective is - how in the world do you take what Alma and Amulek just said?  It'd have to be something like, "Yeah, we were just in Ammonihah, after you guys were thrown out, and we had to endure watching the kings and pries...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Spiritual
Tue - Oct 16, 2007 : 10:22 am
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Gentoo udev NIC Bug
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Something I thought I'd write down, because it took me forever to figure out, has been a bug for at least a year, and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. The bug is quite simple really, and once you know where to look for it, it pretty much stops being a bug due to an extremely easy work-around. The bug is concerning network cards plugg...
Gentoo
Thu - Oct 02, 2008 : 05:41 pm
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Mosiah 21
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Ya know...  This time around with this chapter was filled with little tid-bits of inspiration.  I don't remember this chapter being so filled with doctrine, but I'll do my best to write down what I thought about as I read the chapter. The first verse which caught my attention was verse 4.  The people of Limhi were, by and large, a ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures / Spiritual
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...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Oct 20, 2009 : 07:37 am
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Alma : 41
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My first question comes from the first verse.  "Why would anyone be 'worried' about the law of restoration?"  Well...  Let's take it from the potential perspective of someone in Corianton's situation.  I guess if I had sinned with a harlot while I was on my mission, I might be a bit worried that the whole "what ye...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - Jan 22, 2010 : 03:48 pm
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Alma : 52
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Onward and upward towards the goal of finishing the whole Book of Mormon, writing about each and every chapter, by the end of this year. This chapter was all about war, and strategy.  I didn't find anything particularly enlightening about it, yet I firmly believe that each and every word written in the Book of Mormon has a meaning - and will...
Book Of Mormon / Lds
Thu - Oct 18, 2007 : 02:30 pm
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Thoughts on the RIAA
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Those who know me will find this post a bit ... unlike my typical post. This is mainly because I have a pretty passionate stance on DRM, OSS, Microsoft, Linux, and religion.  (I hate DRM, love OSS, hate Microsoft, love Linux, and I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Anyway...  I have a few words to say ab...
Drm / Miscellaneous
Thu - Oct 21, 2010 : 03:38 pm
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HTF Wants to play for YOU!
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So I'm sure many of you know that I've been working on a new project this year called "Herod the Fink".  We built a new site for it, and update the project's blog semi-regularly.  The site has music, photos, videos, and more, so you can get familiar with us, and know what to expect when we invade your living rooms... Yes... Y...
Herod The Fink / Music
Fri - Aug 24, 2007 : 11:23 pm
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Random Ramblings
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Well...  All I can really say today is: "Thank heavens for time." The reason I say that, is because if it weren't for time, we'd never get over our sicknesses, and holy crud, I'm about done with this one. Today was the first day Sarah really felt good enough to be home with the kids happy, and healthy for the most part, and if she...
Personal
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Wed - Dec 14, 2011 : 11:05 am
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HTF : Carry the Stone
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Herod the Fink is a Christmas collaboration project between Jesse Crowley and Jason Jones which has been going on now for 3 glorious years at Advanced Budget Studios.  This year's offering is a 4-song EP. The music this year ranges from a bluegrass crossing punk style of "Joy To The World" to an introspective look in to each of our...
Music
Sun - Dec 02, 2012 : 10:08 am
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Live Room is framed!
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 Well, I'd say last week was a success for the progress of the studio!  I'd also say it was a pretty big failure for the state of my body.  Man, I'm getting old.  Even my 70-year-old dad out-did me, and that's just sad.  Even though my fingers are swollen, and my feet hurt, I've gotta say it was 100% worth it. We started ...
Studio
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
Mon - Feb 18, 2008 : 10:47 am
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2nd Nephi : 6
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I think this is the first time I'm not really inspired at all to write anything. This is frustrating because I can tell there's a lot of meat to this chapter.  I guess it's partially because I really am not into the whole "gathering of Israel" thing.  That's horrible to say because it's such an integral part of the whole plan ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Sep 17, 2013 : 11:08 pm
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Tiny Boats!
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So, about 4 or 5 years ago, I met a guy named Jesse Crowley, and we played music together.  At first we played music that other people wrote, but then Jesse got bored with that, and decided to write Christmas music instead.  We recorded a few Christmas albums, and I think they turned out pretty good. So, Jesse decided that wasn't enough...
Music / Studio
Fri - Feb 15, 2008 : 09:54 am
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Who Designed Rollover Ads?
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Today I was given a link by a friend to go view, and since I trusted this friend, I immediately clicked it.  A good, interesting article came up, which I began to read. I read for approximately 10 seconds and moved my mouse.  Upon moving my mouse, I accidentally rolled over the link circled in red. Well, after rolling over it, the ...
Computers / Miscellaneous
Wed - Sep 03, 2008 : 01:27 pm
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Mustang GT vs Neon SRT-4
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So a little more than a year ago, I took my mustang out for the first time on the Salt Flats.  I had a blast out there with my good friend Steve. On the way home, Steve had some problems with salt lining his rims, causing some tire imbalance, so we  got off the freeway, I showed him what the problem was, and as I was getting back on th...
Cars / Fun
Wed - Jan 27, 2010 : 12:09 am
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First Impressions : MXL V77
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Since the studio's new shining star arrived, we've been having a lot of fun around here.  To be honest, the guy who was good enough to sell us our new MXL V77, couldn't say enough about this microphone, which unfortunately is no longer in production, so when it arrived, I had my hopes up quite high - possibly too high. So, after two successf...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Tue - May 06, 2008 : 06:16 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Testimony - Oaks
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Awhile back, I wrote a journal entry concerning the scientific method and knowing spiritual facts to be true. This talk seems to be hitting the same vein, but in a much wiser and broader sense. "Knowledge of outside temperature can be verified by scientific proof. Knowledge that we love our spouse is personal and subjective. While not capa...
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Thu - Oct 25, 2007 : 01:40 pm
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Optical Illusion
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Last night before going to bed, I (well my wife) discovered an interesting phenomenon. Some type of optical trick/illusion, I don't know what is actually causing it. I was playing with a laser pointer with the lights out. It was completly dark and my wife asked me if I could see the blue streak seemingly coming out of the red dot. At first I didn...