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PERSONAL 339
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SPIRITUAL 299
BOOK OF MORMON 239
SCRIPTURES 152
RELIGION 113
MUSIC 101
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AUDIO 70
COMPUTERS 64
LIFE 51
MISCELLANEOUS 50
GENERAL CONFERENCE 44
GENTOO 39
PROGRAMMING 32
CARS 28
FAMILY 26
AUDIO HARDWARE 25
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CHILDREN 15
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NATURE'S WAY 8
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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!
AudioGuru
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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 - Feb 15, 2011 : 03:48 pm
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ABS + Mixbus = Good Times!
AudioGuru
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 Man...  I've been so busy recording good music lately, I haven't had any time to let you all know what has been going on. It's no secret that the studio uses Ardour as it's main digital audio workstation.  So far, the program has been superb in its stability, scalability, and features to help create great music. Recently, howeve...
Audio / Mixing
Mon - Apr 28, 2008 : 07:47 pm
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Thoughts
koyote Dreams
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WOW, feels like forever since I last came in here to write. My comp crashed and just now got back up. For now....  I am really glad that I've been able to talk to Christine, she's a really great girl!  I signed up for a website she sent me. I'm going to try and find her LOL I had a lot to write, but just don't feel much like doing it a...
Thu - Oct 21, 2010 : 03:38 pm
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HTF Wants to play for YOU!
PoeticIntensity
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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
Thu - Sep 09, 2010 : 11:59 pm
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Music till Dawn
AudioGuru
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So, I haven't written for awhile - mostly because I enjoy writing after a project has been completed.  Well - right now Advanced Budget Studios has quite a few bands in the works, who are going after multi-track demos.  My guess is - we'll be fishing them up around the same time, and let me tell you now - all of em' are going to be awesom...
Audio / Babblings
Wed - Apr 09, 2008 : 12:13 am
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Jacob : 5
PoeticIntensity
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The first thing I thought of when I read this chapter, besides, "Holy moly, it's like almost midnight and I'm gonna dive into Jacob 5??", was the following: In Jacob 4:1, he states how hard it was for them to keep plates, due to the difficulty in engraving.  Well....  With that in mind, I asked myself, "How important is J...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Sat - Jul 11, 2009 : 01:01 pm
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Alma : 34
PoeticIntensity
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I read Alma 34 two days ago, and haven't written about it.  I hate it when I don't have time to write about the scriptures when I read them, because each time I read them, I feel something different about different portions of the scripture.  Ah, well..  I'll read it again and see what happens this time. Right out of the gate, Amul...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Mon - Oct 13, 2008 : 04:02 pm
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Mosiah : 24
PoeticIntensity
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Hmm....  I'm kind of tired right now, but I figured I needed to read some scriptures... This time around, I realize how being under the rule of a tyrant would be absolutely horrible.  In this case, Alma was under the rule of one (or more) of the Amulonites - which were his wicked peers when they were the king's priests.  Talk about...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - Feb 09, 2007 : 10:04 pm
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Christ-like Neighbor
PoeticIntensity
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Here I am again, in my bed typing in my journal on my laptop. Ya know, life is really good. Life has dealt me a bunch of cards which I interpret as being quite possibly the "straight flush" of life. Has it been easy? Nah. But I can't complain - nope, not one bit. Now, then.. on with the story. In my last entry, I briefly mentioned that my g...
Wed - Mar 05, 2008 : 05:42 pm
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Is OCI8 in PHP encrypted?
PoeticIntensity
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My job has me creating a website derived from data housed in an Oracle database. It's getting to the point now where we're going to co-locate the server and press the big green button. Well... My boss came in today asking about the connection between my postgresql database from which the website runs, and Oracle from which Postgres is populated...
Computers / Programming
Tue - Sep 25, 2007 : 10:01 am
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Unbelievable Microsoft Excel Bug
PoeticIntensity
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Okay. How long has Microsoft been in business?  How long have they been the "best seller" of productivity suites?  Oh yeah... and one last question: How many people have bought their Office software? Yeah.... That's what I thought.   LOADS, GRUNDLES, MILLIONS. So....  I was reading my RSS feeds this morni...
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Thu - Aug 09, 2007 : 03:11 pm
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Postfix + Postgres + Dovecot
PoeticIntensity
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Well, people....  Most of yesterday (until this morning around 12:30am) I spent trying to figure out what to do about my email situation. Here's my situation:  I get so much friggin' spam, I can't stand it.  This shouldn't be news to anyone.  The person who receives no spam is a person who doesn't have an inbox. So, I decided ...
Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Dec 09, 2008 : 04:48 pm
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Sleep, Cats, and Christmas Trees
PoeticIntensity
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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. I ha...
Cats / Children / Family / General Insanity
Fri - Dec 14, 2007 : 11:40 pm
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poetry one
kelly miller
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  Poetry by Kelly Miller   THis is dedicated to my son Shawn VanWagen who left on his mission in 2005 and that next week I started writing poetry. It has been a big part of my life since and has kept me very busy.  Also, to President Hinckley and his challenge for the members to read the book of mormon. and to Bernice Hutchenson w...
Poetry
Wed - Dec 05, 2007 : 09:51 pm
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Why is Pixar so Awesome?
PoeticIntensity
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I just finished watching the Pixar movie, "Cars" for the 45th time.  Or maybe it was the 4500th time.  I don't know... I lost count. Anyway... During the movie, despite my having seen the movie more times than I've kissed my kids, and even though those kids were crawling all over me and generally trying their best to be a nui...
Current Events / Miscellaneous
Fri - Sep 07, 2012 : 10:03 pm
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Progress Update #1
AudioGuru
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The studio walls are up!  ... and they are ... HUGE!  Honestly the level of excitement I have for this studio build is right up there with the excitement of my marriage and the births of my children.  I can't believe this is actually happening! Anyway.... I'll be posting more random updates on Facebook (which will link to publi...
Studio
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
Fri - Oct 26, 2012 : 04:54 pm
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Tick Tock...
AudioGuru
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 So...  In what has turned out to be my monthly updates, I don't have much to report this time, as progress on the studio portion of the house has been waiting for the actual house to be built.  Right now, the studio is comprised of two large concrete boxes in my basement. What I do have to report on is something I hadn't expected...
Studio
Tue - Feb 10, 2009 : 10:46 pm
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Green Bay Day 2
PoeticIntensity
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Well..  Today wasn't as bad as I thought.  The only thing that really got to me was this lack of sleep.  I woked up at 6:30 this morning, and by 2:00pm, this afternoon, I was dead. I won't bore you with details, but today was filled with food, and loads of technical information.  I've really got to get to sleep now, so I'm go...
Life / Nature's Way
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
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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