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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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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...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures / Spiritual
Mon - Aug 27, 2007 : 10:18 am
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Important Mythtv configs
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I upgraded all of my boxen yesterday, including my main server (which now has successfully become my slowest machine).  As you probably know, I run gentoo on everything. When I built my mythtv-based home-theater in my basement about 2 years ago, I spent about 2 months configuring my server to handle everything I needed it to.  I didn't d...
Gentoo / Linux
Thu - Feb 18, 2010 : 03:59 pm
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Alma : 60
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Hmm....  I can't help but contrast a note like this one being sent between friends today.  Holy cow. If I were to send a message like this to any one of my friends (Pahoran was a good man, and a friend to captain Moroni), I'm fairly sure I would at very least offend them to the point of damaging the friendship, and at most, cause them t...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Tue - May 29, 2007 : 11:29 pm
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Nature's Way
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Holy moly. I'm not sure I can type everything I need to, but I'm gonna try. I gave my two-weeks today at Truenorth Academy after talking with two people at Nature's Way to make certain the offer they are making me. I'm not exactly sure where this decision will lead me, but after praying and doing some analysis of our own, Sarah and I believe t...
Fri - Jul 23, 2010 : 05:13 pm
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3 Nephi : 7
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It's chapters like these that get me thinking about the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ and the "end of the world".  Reason is, is that this chapter happens just a few years before the 1st coming of Christ.  For some reason I analyze these chapters to death, and each time I do, I find more things that seem to parallel what may (or ma...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - May 20, 2008 : 06:58 pm
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Mohawks 'n' Camaro Cops
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I've been needing to write a bit more about what's going on in my life lately, so... I'll give it a try this evening. First, you'll notice by the video above that yesterday morning a sad event occurred. No, my cat didn't die. No, my computer didn't fry. My mohawk went bye-bye. Yup.  I woke up yesterday morning and just couldn't ...
Cars / Personal
Thu - Oct 01, 2009 : 04:40 pm
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It's All About The Ears.
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So, over at homerecording.com, we have quite a few discussions about, well, pretty much anything that has to do with recording audio.  One of the dicussions we recently engaged in had to do with critiquing a member's song he was working on. Of course, there were the usual suggestions on what this person should do, whether it be "bring ...
Audio / Mixing / Music
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...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Dec 15, 2008 : 05:53 pm
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Alma : 2
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I find it interesting the way they referred to Nehor in verse 1:  a man "after the order of the man that slew Gideon by the sword, who was executed according to the law".  Why didn't they just say "Nehor"?  Especially seeing that writing in plates was so hard. In verse 10, Mormon notes the intent with which Aml...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Aug 26, 2008 : 02:48 pm
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Links
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Religious Links: LDS-Quotes.com - The best LDS Quotes site on the web. LDSCompanion.org - A Great site filled with uplifting Quotes, Stories, Poetry, and Music LDS.org - Official site for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Linux Links: Gentoo.org - The greatest Linux distro in the universe. suseblog.com - My friend's ...
Family / Friends / Lds / Linux
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Tue - Apr 24, 2007 : 07:18 pm
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The scientific method can't prove everything.
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Okay, okay... I do understand that there is a ton of good that has been brought about by the scientific method, but seriously, people; is that the *only* way to prove something is true? Wow. In my opinion, we've really limited ourselves if we think that's the only way to "prove" the truth of something. I just (finally) finished D&C 76, an...
Sat - Apr 16, 2011 : 04:01 pm
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Ibanez S570B - Newest Addition!
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 So I wasn't really interested in getting yet another member of my little growing studio family, but I couldn't help but get this one after playing it at the local music store.  Found it on a killer sale at samash, so I pulled the trigger. Available to all studio clients for recording. Isn't she gorgeous? She sounds awesome, too....
Audio Hardware
Wed - Sep 03, 2008 : 01:27 pm
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Mustang GT vs Neon SRT-4
PoeticIntensity
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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
Sun - Mar 20, 2016 : 12:11 am
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Singing In The Celestial Room
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 So, I don't have near the time to dedicate ato this right now as I should, but I'm gonna need half-a-day to get it all out. Yesterday (Friday) I had a 'dress rehearsal' for the Temple Choir, and the singing in the Celestial room was indescribible.  It was amazing to sing there, and the acoustics were wonderful.  But the thing I k...
Personal / Provo City Center Temple / Spiritual
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
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...
Tue - Feb 10, 2009 : 02:59 pm
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Customize Your Blog!
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Tired of the same old colors?  Try customizing the color scheme of your ILMJ blog!  Here's how to do it: First, make sure you go to your blog home page.  If you're not sure how to get there, simply click on "Blog", and choose your blog.  You will then be at the home page of your blog.  From there, you will noti...
I Love My Journal
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
Mon - Jun 09, 2014 : 11:47 am
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Tribute to Matt Harker
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A week ago, an acquaintance of mine from my highschool days, Matt Harker, was hit and killed while biking to work.  A day later, a friend contacted me and wondered if he could use the studio to produce a song in Matt's memory.  Although I didn't know Matt very well, I knew him well enough to know he was the type of person who did his best...
Music / Studio
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...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual