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Mon - Dec 05, 2016 : 11:28 am
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2016 Christmas Adventure
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 So..  I thought I'd write down a little bit about what happened to us on Saturday. I had a recording session Saturday morning while Sarah was doing her monthly stake baptism duties, and we both finished up around noon. We were going to make our yearly journey to Ephraim, UT to climb the mountain and chop down a Christmas tree for our...
Personal
Sat - Oct 01, 2016 : 01:19 am
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Important Things...
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 So, lately I've been thinking a lot about what life is all about, and kind of pondering upon times when I've been doing well, and times when I've been doing not-so-well. I think the most important thing you can do in life is stay close to the Spirit of God.  Lots of things seem to get in the way from time to time, but that's the nature...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - May 13, 2016 : 01:30 am
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13-hour Studio Session
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 Yup..  Today was awesome.  I had a 13.5 hour session, and it was just amazing.  The song creation process was a bit difficult at times, but little-by-little the song formed, and both me and my client (Jed Lefevre) were kind of dumbfounded at the end result.  In the first hour, we had a piano track, and that was it. At th...
Personal / Studio-journey
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 - Jan 19, 2016 : 10:29 am
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2015 Conf #4 - "Yielding Hearts to God"
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"Yielding Our Hearts to God"  or   "Change of Heart" - Man, I love this talk. I wish I could tell you all how much this talk means to me.  When I heard it the first time, I was with noisy kids, so I didn't get much out of it, but the next time I listened to it was during lunch, and I was alone.  I...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 04, 2016 : 07:41 pm
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2015 Conf #2 - "God Is At The Helm"
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 "Hold on with Both Hands" - I love this quote.  It suggests that holding on with one hand isn't enough... and honestly, in my life, it hasn't been enough.  When I live the Gospel half-heartedly, I feel a contrast to the times when I know I am giving it my all.  The closer we draw to God, the closer God draws to us (...
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Wed - Dec 30, 2015 : 02:46 pm
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2015 Conf #1 - "It Works Wonderfully"
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Quote - "Sometimes, the truth may just seem too straightforward, too plain, and too simple for us to fully appreciate its great value.  I wonder if we as Church members might also benefit from asking ourselves from time to time: “Is my experience in the Church working for me? Is it bringing me closer to Christ? Is it blessing m...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Nov 03, 2015 : 12:10 am
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Thanks4giving 2
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 So, today's entry is going to be a bit less, but I still was able to see God's hand in my life quite a bit. I had a late studio session to tend to, but I had felt horrible all day long...  I prayed that I would be able to have a great session, and it went really well.  Everything that needed to happen, happened, and nothing too t...
Thanks4giving
Sun - Nov 01, 2015 : 09:43 pm
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Thanks4Giving 1
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 So, I haven't been one to get on the 31 days of Thanks in November, just because I generally think it's shallow to do such a thing only in November, as we should be doing it all year round, but that, in itself, is even more shallow, because I've never ended up actually doing anyhting of the sort, ever.  So, this November, in the Spirit o...
Personal / Spiritual / Thanks4giving
Thu - Aug 20, 2015 : 01:56 am
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Forgiveness
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 I should be way more tired than I am. I just got done praying, and a day before that I had just got done sinning.  You know the kind I'm talking about.   It's the kind you really need to rid yourself of.  The kind that always keeps creeping around, finding an idle brain-cell to occupy...  So, yeah...  Hundreds, if n...
Personal / Spiritual
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Fri - Nov 05, 2010 : 11:02 am
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Brand-New HTF Album Available!
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Okay, friend, family, and others.  I just wanted to let you know that the season has finally arrived! Jesse and I have been working all year long on Herod the Fink's 2nd studio album.  We are so excited to announce that it's finally available for purchase! The album has eight songs on it, and all of them are awesome.  I'll post...
Herod The Fink / Music
Wed - Aug 05, 2009 : 12:53 pm
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Ballmer at it again...
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I just got done reading about and listening to a wonderful audio-bite from good ol' Steve Ballmer.  Honestly, I don't understand why Microsoft keeps him employed. Anyway...  According to Mr. Ballmer, Linux is no longer free.  So, with that in mind, please do not try to download Linux from here, or here, or here, or here, or here, o...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft / Programming
Sun - Jul 12, 2009 : 03:16 pm
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Love Through Trials
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My marriage, or rather, the marriage I have entered into with my sweetheart for the last 7 years, hasn't really been that bad.  In fact, I'd say we're definitely on the upper-hand of "marital happiness" as far as the national statistics go. There are quite a few reasons for this, I'd say.  One is definitely that I feel I'm giv...
Family / Life / Personal
Sun - May 18, 2014 : 10:40 pm
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My Kindness (musical number)
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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
Tue - Sep 02, 2008 : 08:08 pm
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"Finding" Joy
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Earlier this evening, it was absolutely beautfiul outside, and for some reason, I wasn't drained of energy from the daily grind, so I decided to take my wife and my kids out to the park nearby. While I was pushing Collin and Luci on the swings, I realized how wonderful playing with kids can be.  Of course, this wasn't the first time I reali...
Children / Life / Parenting
Sun - Feb 10, 2008 : 11:47 am
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Comcast Bit Torrent Filtering
PoeticIntensity
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I've been using Comcast for my personal Internet connection now for about 5 years.  Personally, I think they do a great job.  My connection goes down on average about once per year, and it just works really well with my lifestyle.  I think the price is a bit much, but having a steady Internet connection means a lot to me, so I keep i...
Computers / Drm
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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Off To Wisconsin I Go!
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It's about 10 minutes before I have to leave to go to the airport to fly to Wisconsin to meet my new boss and co-workers.  The situation at Nature's Way is definitely changing. Right now, I just wanted to write down some thoughts and feelings to see how they would contrast against what I think after-the-fact. Right now, quite honestly, I d...
Nature's Way / Personal
Mon - Jan 19, 2009 : 12:04 pm
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I Wish I Had a Camera
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Last night, the temperature dropped down to right around 0 degrees fahrenheit.  When I woke up and was almost to work, I almost hit the car in front of me.  No, I'm not a poor driver... It's just that with it being so cold, there was literally about a half an inch of frost which had gathered on.... pretty much anything left outside. ...
Everyday Thoughts / Life
Mon - Apr 13, 2009 : 11:22 am
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Alma : 22
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Well.. I got to verse 3, when a concept which, for some reason, has been pounded into my spirit throughout pretty much my whole life, came ringing true and clear.  What is that concept, you ask? Don't assume to know anything about the effect you may have on others.  Sometimes you can tell, but sometimes you can't. Because of the honesty...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Spiritual
Thu - Oct 02, 2008 : 11:02 pm
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Curtis and Laura's Sealing
PoeticIntensity
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Update:  Due to the popularity of this post, some people are having a hard time viewing the video posted above.  If it won't play for you, simply wait until the gray progress bar has filled 1/4 to 1/2 of the way before you press play.  That should do the trick. Yesterday I took the day off work to go to my bother's sealing to his w...
Family / Lds / Spiritual / Video
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Wed - Sep 26, 2007 : 01:40 pm
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Ugliest Animal Ever
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  This is an unusual post for me, but I can't believe what I just saw. For years I thought the hairless cat was the ugliest animal alive, but no - not even close to tell you the truth. Goes to show that mother nature really isn't discriminatory at all.  "Sickeningly ugly or average or whatever, come one come all", s...
Miscellaneous
Sat - Dec 01, 2007 : 06:56 pm
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Windows 98 Product Key
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  I was floating around the webosphere, when I came upon this key, which, evidently is released by Microsoft themselves.  It is claimed to work on all Windows 98 CDs VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ  I've personally verified that it works with Windows 98 1st Edition (helping my neighbor with computers too old to run XP efficiently...
Microsoft
Fri - Feb 13, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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SOAP, PHP, and WSDL
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I spent pretty much all of yesterday trying in vain to write a soap client to connect to a web service provided by our new partner in Green Bay, WI. After about 6 solid hours of getting the same error, a great programmer and acquaintence of mine, Jared Smith gave me a quick tip on how to fix it. Before I get to the fix, let me say that first, I...
Computers / Linux / Programming
Mon - Apr 06, 2009 : 08:45 am
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Disney DRM, Ripping DVDs
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Lately, I've been viewing a few Disney flicks on DVD.  I got Bolt and Bedtime Stories.  Because I usually rent them on redbox and can only have them for a day, I will rip them, and then when I get around to it, I'll watch em' then delete them.  No problems with that, as far as I can see.  I rent them to view them once, and that'...
Drm / Linux
Tue - May 20, 2008 : 06:50 pm
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FFmpeg Webcam Video in Linux
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Okay...  I've been wondering how to do this for quite some time, and I finally figured it out with the help of this mailing list thread. I've always thought ffmpeg was a pretty amazing program, but now, I will build a shrine to it and worship it weekly. Ffmpeg is the program which allows me to create a video with sound in Linux. I hav...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Oct 12, 2010 : 02:50 pm
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IE min-height solution
PoeticIntensity
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Why does Microsoft insist on making life so hard for developers? There are web standards, Microsoft, in case you missed the memo.  Please adhere to them.  It would do EVERYONE good. Here's yet another hack to get IE to work in cases where min-height is used (according to my browsers, this still doesn't work in even IE8) I found t...
Programming
Tue - Sep 09, 2008 : 02:14 pm
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Evolution / Exchange Howto
PoeticIntensity
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I just spent the last 5 hours trying to get Evolution to connect to our corporate Exchange server.  I finally figured it out, and I can now interoperate 100% with calendars, contacts, meetings, and email from our Exchange server. Due to the wide array of configuration options in Exchange, doing a step-by-step how-to would be, for the most p...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux / Microsoft
Tue - Mar 17, 2009 : 02:46 pm
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Outlook Calendar Events in PHP
PoeticIntensity
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Man, the weather's getting nice out there...  Makes me not want to program.  Yet, here I am. Today I had the task of somehow getting a PHP-generated web app to generate an Outlook appointment based on database information, and have it work. Turns out that 2 hours later, I have it functioning perfectly, thanks, in large part to this bl...
Computers / Linux / Programming
Thu - Jul 16, 2009 : 12:28 am
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Notes on AC3 to MP3 using ffmpeg
PoeticIntensity
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I recently put up a video which I took from a network broadcast, HD recording.  It, of course, was using the AC3 audio code.  As I was trying to get the video chopped and converted  to view in the flash player, I encountered an interesting challenge. When I put the video into kdenlive (which failed miserably to do even the most bas...
Audio / Linux / Video
Mon - Jul 07, 2008 : 10:23 pm
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Phenom VS. Athlon X2
PoeticIntensity
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Ever since I built my first computer with a K6-2 200MHZ processor back in 1998, I've never looked back.  I've been an AMD guy my whole computing career. Recently, AMD has been having some tough times with their processors, and understandably, people haven't been buying their stuff as much. For what it's worth, I definitely had my doubts ...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux