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Tue - Jan 15, 2013 : 09:06 pm
tired
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Sooo close!
AudioGuru
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What a whirlwind, I tell you what. The usual cliche's about this being the busiest time of my life seem to pale against reality, so I'll just dive into the thick of it all. I've spent the past 3 weeks working intensely on getting the new studio up and running. Thanks to the help of my brother Ryan, my dad Ray, and a good friend, Jeff Stock, th...
Studio
Thu - Dec 13, 2012 : 11:06 pm
amazed
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Getting Real...
PoeticIntensity
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So, I just got off the phone with my wife, and she was at our new home-to-be this evening, and apparently, almost everything is done.  The carpet isn't in, nor are the toilets, nor are the cement stairs leading down to the basement, but everything else - yeah - it's done.  I'm just beside myself.  We could be moving in as early as la...
Personal
Sun - Dec 09, 2012 : 10:00 am
grateful
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Grateful Whirlwind
PoeticIntensity
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 So... I don't even know where to begin. Honestly, my life is so full right now, I feel as though I might decide to curl up into a remote corner of the world somewhere and hide for a few months. That said, each day I seem to manage to get up with a renewed strength to attack the day's duties with a renewed vigor.  Even though it's cl...
Personal
Sun - Dec 02, 2012 : 10:08 am
excited
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Live Room is framed!
AudioGuru
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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
Sat - Nov 24, 2012 : 12:07 am
amazed
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Coming Together...
AudioGuru
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I chose "Amazed" as the mood for this entry because it just fits.  I had no idea what would be involved with getting this studio build ready to go, but it seems as though it's all coming together. We've got a truckload of materials coming on Monday of next week, and I have the entire week off to begin the build. Hopefully I remem...
Studio
Sun - Nov 11, 2012 : 11:56 am
no mood
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Weight loss
FChick7
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 So today marks my first day of a long awaited journey to weight loss. I currently weigh 260 lbs, which is a number i never thought in my whole life i would ever reach. I choose today because my boyfriend woke me up this morning and told me he'd feel much better knowing my health was better and all this weight is literaly weighing me down. And...
Weight Loss
Tue - Nov 06, 2012 : 10:32 am
ecstatic
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I Got a Phone Call Today...
AudioGuru
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So, I was on my way to work today, when my phone rang - displaying an unfamiliar number.  With everything going on in my life, I decided it would be a good idea to answer it anyway. Turned out to be a really good idea. Last week, I decided to take the time to draw out plans for the studio and turn them in to the city for approval.  I ...
Studio
Fri - Oct 26, 2012 : 04:54 pm
grateful
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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
Sun - Sep 16, 2012 : 10:46 pm
pensive
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Insights...
AudioGuru
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 So, I just had a great day here in the basement where I live, while me and my family are waiting for our new home (and studio) to be built, and I found myself sort of pensive, so I thought I'd come down and write a few words, and see what comes out. Advanced Budget Studios began taking clients in August of 2009, using a single AT 3525 conde...
Studio
Fri - Sep 07, 2012 : 10:03 pm
ecstatic
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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
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Mon - Aug 23, 2010 : 07:30 pm
excited
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Worlds of the Crystal Moon
AudioGuru
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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...
Audio / Mixing / Voice-overs
Thu - Mar 11, 2010 : 05:16 pm
excited
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Ibanez SR-300 + Kustom Amp!
AudioGuru
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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 ...
Audio Hardware
Tue - Apr 21, 2009 : 10:26 pm
content
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5-Year-Old's Perspective
PoeticIntensity
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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 ...
Children / Life
Sun - May 18, 2014 : 10:40 pm
spiritual
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My Kindness (musical number)
PoeticIntensity
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 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. ...
Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 12, 2009 : 12:01 am
tired
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Starting 2009 off right!
PoeticIntensity
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Well....  It became time again quickly to have a LAN party after the craziness of the holiday season.  So, we decided to have one two days ago.  It was fairly awesome. I didn't bring my camera, so I don't have a video of this one, but suffice it to say that this one was pretty darned fun.  It started with Eric Hansen and I lo...
Computers / Friends / Fun / Games / Personal
Mon - Sep 07, 2009 : 01:24 pm
excited
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Grand Opening
AudioGuru
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(announcement)
The site is finished and life is good!  Welcome everyone who has a demo just waiting to be realized.  Advanced Budget Studios is here just waiting to make your life that much better. Come on down and get your demo made just the way you want it to - cheap, quick, and sounding great! Click here to go to the brand-new site!...
Audio / Music
Sun - Jul 27, 2008 : 06:18 pm
grateful
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My Wedding Day...
PoeticIntensity
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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 Ty Swartzlander 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...
Kdenlive / Personal / Video
Thu - May 29, 2008 : 06:20 pm
content
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Postgres Authentication in Proftpd
PoeticIntensity
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Today I was commissioned to create an FTP server here at work.  Through persistent pestering of the hideously insecure nature of FTP in general, my boss let me dedicate an entire server just for the company's need to FTP.  This was to negate the possibility of any hacking of the web server, should the FTP server be compromised.  It's...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Sat - Nov 29, 2008 : 10:55 pm
amazed
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Ironman 2008
PoeticIntensity
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Last weekend I went to Arizona to see my brother Greg, my sister Andi, and my friend Natalie compete in the Ironman Event. I put together a video which pretty much sums it all up.  I hope you like it....
Family / Life / Miscellaneous
Mon - May 11, 2009 : 07:40 am
refreshed
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Jason Mraz Concert in Vegas!
PoeticIntensity
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Wow... So, first, I've gotta give a HUGE THANK YOU to my mother-in-law and father-in-law, because it was they who bought me the tickets for my birthday last month, in the first place.  I would have never bought the tickets for myself, so wthout them, I literally would have never seen such a concert. So, THANK YOU, KIM AND HENRY!!!!  T...
Friends / Fun / Music
Most Viewed
Sun - Sep 14, 2008 : 07:54 pm
excited
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Salt Flats 2008!!
PoeticIntensity
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Oh, man...  I haven't had a day like yesterday in quite some time.  Possibly years. My day started at 6:00AM with about 4 hours of sleep in me.  Ah well...  Caffeine has its purpose, right? We started out thinking there would be 4-6 cars out there on the salt with us, but it ended up being just Steve and me.  As it tu...
Cars / Fun
Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 10:25 am
happy
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CAD Trion 7000
AudioGuru
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So... The studio has been missing an essential piece of hardware, which, in past recordings, we've wished we had.  Well, that problem has now been remedied.  After much hum-hawwing about what should be done to get our hands on a good figure 8 microhpone, we found the CAD Trion 7000. The microphone is precisely what we needed. Afte...
Audio Hardware
Sat - Feb 16, 2008 : 11:59 pm
excited
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07 Mustang GT VS 99 Firebird
PoeticIntensity
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I just got back from one of the best races I've been on.  It was awesome. I've only got a bit to write about it, so I'll write as much as I can. I took off around 10:20 tonight to see what kind of damage I could do out on the streets. I was cruising on state street in Orem when I found a Dodge Charger R/T who wanted to play.  The...
Cars
Wed - Jul 06, 2011 : 05:59 pm
happy
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PDFTK - Generate Issues
PoeticIntensity
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 So, I've been working on this PDF project for awhile, and I think it might be beneficial for me to add some notes which were somewhat elusive on the net. The FDF file which is generated by PDFTK generate is encoded in UTF-16 character set - and is very hard to work with.   I found this script which solves the problem, and allows the FD...
Linux / Programming
Thu - May 29, 2008 : 06:20 pm
content
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Postgres Authentication in Proftpd
PoeticIntensity
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Today I was commissioned to create an FTP server here at work.  Through persistent pestering of the hideously insecure nature of FTP in general, my boss let me dedicate an entire server just for the company's need to FTP.  This was to negate the possibility of any hacking of the web server, should the FTP server be compromised.  It's...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Oct 11, 2019 : 04:19 pm
grateful
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Gen Conf. 2019 Elder Oaks
PoeticIntensity
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 First off, I don't like at all that the congregation was laughing during the initial parts of the talk.  This interpretation of humor, to me, tells me people aren't really trying to empathize with someone who could ask that type of question.  Considering the implications of polygamy, the question of living in one's own house vs. liv...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Thu - May 22, 2008 : 08:26 pm
grateful
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FCKeditor Javascript Error Patch
PoeticIntensity
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The new FCKeditor version 2.6 seems to have a bug which for me was quite hard to track down. I use PHP to interface with it, so the bug which causes images uploaded via the quickuploader is found in the editor/filemanager/connectors/php/io.php file on line 291. The error reported by firebug is: uncaught exception: Permission denied to ...
Programming
Sun - Mar 01, 2009 : 02:27 am
tired
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Postfix and Dovecot on Gentoo
PoeticIntensity
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I've just got to put this somewhere so I don't forget it.  I just finished installing postfix / dovecot using postgres on my home server by following this wonderful tutorial. I followed it almost to the tee, and ... it just works.  I have no other information other than that.  For all I know, as you read this, it may be interpret...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Jan 04, 2015 : 12:09 am
happy
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Headphones
AudioGuru
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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...
Audio
Fri - Sep 24, 2010 : 09:59 pm
tired
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gentoo + jack + dbus = broken
PoeticIntensity
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Linux + gentoo + jack-audio-connection-kit + dbus use flag enabled = doesn't work any more. Okay... Just a personal note to remember. DO NOT COMPILE jack-audio-connection-kit WITH THE dbus FLAG ENABLED!  IT REMOVES jackd WHICH IS WHAT  qjackctl USES TO START THE JACK SERVER. So... Unless I'm missing something, this is pretty much th...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux