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Wed - Apr 07, 2010 : 03:39 pm
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Starting my journal
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Well, I started this website! I didn't know how it was going to work out, but it seems pretty cool. I'd like to write in it everyday, but I might slack off. This will be a cool way to keep track of things. Already, I have a whole 12 years to tell, so let's get started!...
First Page / I Love My Journal / My Journal
Tue - Apr 06, 2010 : 05:15 pm
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New Logo and Design
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Life just can't get much better.  Well...  Let's not speak too soon, but man, life for the studio this past week has just been really, really awesome. One of our clients recently decided to help us out by designing a logo and refreshing the look and feel of our website.  His name is Jesse Crowley, and, well...  He's just awes...
Miscellaneous
Tue - Apr 06, 2010 : 11:27 am
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New Line 6 Spider IV 75 Amp!
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So, we've been considering how to best improve the studio in recent weeks, and have decided that our complete lack of guitar amplification needs to be taken care of.  We looked at all sorts of amps and decided that one which could possibly provide the most diverse sounds would be a wise choice.  We've recorded pretty much everything here ...
Audio / Audio Hardware
Sun - Apr 04, 2010 : 02:09 pm
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Conference Notes 4
PoeticIntensity
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Even before the speakers begin, I've gotta note that the music played and sung during this conference has moved me just as much as the speakers' messages have.  Simply superb.  Maybe this is because music is playing a much bigger role than it ever has in my life now...  The music and spirit it brings with it is simply sublime. &nbs...
General Conference / Lds / Spiritual
Sun - Apr 04, 2010 : 10:24 am
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Conference Notes 3
PoeticIntensity
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I love the feeling of Elder Uchtdorf's talk.  We really have no basis upon which to judge each other.  We need to accept and love each other.  "Do unto others that which we would hope they would do unto us" Seems like we need to actually do the work we need to do.  Christ "did" the work, he didn't delegate ...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Sat - Apr 03, 2010 : 02:09 pm
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Conference Notes 2
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The hymn the choir sang "I Feel My Savior's Love" was absolutely gorgeous!  Well done, Orem Institute Choir!  What a great way to begin a general conference.  Had me in tears by the end of the hymn.  Thank you, Institute Choir! L Tom Perry's talk about teaching in the home brought back both thoughts of my upbringing,...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Sat - Apr 03, 2010 : 10:35 am
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Conference Notes 1
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The opening talk by President Monson was inspiring.  I love how he talked about his wife, the stories of them meeting, and the fact that her parents were converted to the Gospel by his grandfather's brother.  (I'm amazed he knew that, by looking at his photo!)... Also..  When Pte. Monson said that the presidency loves all those of t...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Thu - Apr 01, 2010 : 10:26 am
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Best Recording So Far
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We've done it.  We've hit the mother load.  The golden goose has landed. I had the opportunity yesterday to work with one of the most talented musicians I've ever met.  It's somebody I've highly respected the past few years, and have wanted to work with ever since I heard him play.  He's largely unknown, and has requested me om...
Music
Fri - Mar 26, 2010 : 12:44 pm
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Helaman : 5
PoeticIntensity
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When I began reading this chapter, I was pretty anxious, internally - for unrelated reasons.  Now, having finished this chapter, I feel very calm and peaceful.  What a great story this chapter tells. While reading, I saw some curious verses, but all of those questions feel relatively meaningless right now.  The thing that matters t...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures / Spiritual
Wed - Mar 24, 2010 : 11:24 am
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Blue Aces Demo (almost)
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This entire week, so far, has been spent mixing, mastering, and nit-picking The Blue Aces' 4-song demo debut.  I'm not at liberty to give many details (yet), but let me just say that this group has some of the most rocking tunes I've ever heard come out of a group like this. More to come later!  The demo should be finished by this weeke...
Audio / Music
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Tue - Aug 05, 2008 : 11:05 am
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Gen. Conf. - Book with Promise - Christensen
PoeticIntensity
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Man, I need to write more about spiritual stuff.  I've been slacking a bit. Anyway, the talk given about the Book of Mormon by Elder Christensen was really a good one. It brought back sweet memories of my life.  Early on, during my mission, I taught a family who had been been searching for the Book of Mormon for years.  Of course...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 05, 2009 : 02:53 pm
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Gentoo / Gnome USB Automount
PoeticIntensity
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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 ...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Thu - Mar 31, 2011 : 11:02 am
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Melodies of March
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 I apologize for the complete lack of posts in March.  I've been having so much fun recording, I forget to write about it. If you'd like to stay more up-to-date with the studio happenings, I tend to post much more information on Advanced Budget Studio's Facebook page than on the blog.  It's just easier. So, head on over to Facebo...
Miscellaneous
Sun - Nov 15, 2009 : 01:19 am
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It's Been Awhile...
PoeticIntensity
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Wow... It's been a long, long time since I updated anything about my life on here.  Mostly because stuff got really busy, and really interesting about April of this year.  I've documented all the crud that we've gone through, so no need to rehash that. What I would like to say is that music is more a part of my life now than it ever has...
Life / Music / Personal
Wed - Jan 30, 2008 : 12:05 am
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1st Nephi : 18 - Nephi's Faith
PoeticIntensity
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I don't think that ever you will find any words of righteousness associated with Laman and Lemuel, not once, but twice, within 4 verses more than in this chapter alone. Not sure why that stood out at me this time, but once in verse 1 and again in verse 4, Nephi said that Laman and Lemuel were on good behavior.  I thought I'd take time to suc...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - Apr 29, 2011 : 05:19 pm
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Upcoming New Modded Mics
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So, in the business of audio recording, it doesn't get much more fundamental than 1. Room Acoustics, 2. Sound Source, and 3. Microphones. One of those three basics is about to get a serious upgrade here at Advanced Budget Studios. Today, Michael Joly of OktavaMod is modifying two Apex 205 ribbon microphones, and will be shipping them back ear...
Audio Hardware
Sun - Feb 24, 2008 : 09:09 pm
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2nd Nephi : 9 - Part 2
PoeticIntensity
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The first verse which caught me in the reading of the last half of 2nd Nephi 9 was verse 39. The question came to mind:  "Why would God need to have us "remember" the awfulness of sin?" ...  Well...  The answer is quite simple, really.  Because Satan laces all sorts of lies within the temptation of sin.&nbs...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Sun - Nov 11, 2007 : 11:03 pm
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Incredible Speech on Creativity
PoeticIntensity
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A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about failure and innovation.  I had just seen the movie "Meet The Robinson's" which is a movie all about creativity, failures, leaving the past behind you, and always looking forward. Well...  Orson Jones gave a pretty incredible link in the 1 comment in that post. The comment containe...
Miscellaneous
Tue - May 24, 2011 : 05:12 pm
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Studio Cruisin'
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So, we received our new Oktava-Modded Apex 205 microphones, and the results have been very pleasing.  New songs by BTP, PoeticIntensity, and some voice-overs have used them, and we are definitely feeling the love.   Working as drum overheads, cab mics, and even acoustic guitar mics in stereo-pair.  All around, these are some rea...
Audio / Miscellaneous
Sat - Sep 18, 2010 : 11:47 pm
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Musical Marathon Madness
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"Is this week already over??"  Wow...  I guess it's Saturday night.  Yup. This week, the studio has been packed.  Full house.  Monday was the only day without sessions, and that was on purpose.  Tuesday through Saturday was full, and that's the way we like it here at Advanced Budget Studios. Yesterday and...
Audio / Babblings / Music
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Mon - Jan 18, 2010 : 01:25 am
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Blues Aces Session
AudioGuru
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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...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Fri - Sep 11, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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Main Site
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Click here to go to Art City Sound...
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Sun - Mar 30, 2008 : 11:59 am
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Moment of Truth??
PoeticIntensity
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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 - Apr 15, 2007 : 12:07 pm
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Do Mormons Worship Christ?
PoeticIntensity
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To start things off, I’ve been doing a bit of research on Christianity due to a friend I have at my place of employment. In my research I came upon the wonderful debate on whether or not members of the LDS church are “Christians”. The arguments pointed out were surprisingly well-worded and easy to understand. One of the main on...
Lds
Wed - May 21, 2008 : 01:12 pm
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User-Based RSS Feeds!
PoeticIntensity
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Quite a few people have been wondering how they can get RSS feeds which are specific to the individual users of ILoveMyJournal.com.  Until now, they couldn't. ILoveMyJournal.com now has feeds which will contain public posts from only the user you're interested in! To get it, you simply click on the RSS feed logo found within the user's blo...
I Love My Journal
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:11 pm
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AnythingSlider is Awesome
PoeticIntensity
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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
Tue - Oct 09, 2007 : 05:15 pm
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Elder Holland's Talk
PoeticIntensity
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This morning I came to work rather ponderous, but not pondering anything in particular.  I so enjoyed Elder Holland's talk this last Sunday that I went and downloaded it, watched it, and did about 4 hours of research into the Nicene Creed, which Elder Holland mentioned. First, I must say, hearing Elder Holland's talk was... uhhh....  a...
Lds / Spiritual
Wed - Oct 16, 2013 : 11:13 pm
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ETQW won't run, image not found
PoeticIntensity
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 Just thought I'd spread the love... If you get these errors while trying to load Enemy Territory Quake Wars (ETQW), on a Linux box (most claim to have Intel HD graphics cards)   ERROR: idMegaTextureLevel::EmptyLevelImage : generated image has an incorrect internal format (0x8050 expected 0x83f0) It also throws a couple of warnin...
Computers / Games / Linux
Wed - Dec 31, 2014 : 09:38 pm
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New Years' (almost)
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Personal / Spiritual / Studio-journey
Sun - Oct 07, 2007 : 05:36 pm
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2007 Oct. General Conference
PoeticIntensity
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Man... I'm not entirely sure what happened this year, but conference was amazing! I've already told you what I thought of the first session (Sat. 10-noon session).  The next two sessions were gonna be equally amazing. With two children, it's hard, but not impossible, to really concentrate on what is going on with conference.  There ar...
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