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Sun - Feb 14, 2010 : 11:28 pm
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Happy Valentine's Day
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I spent today away from my sweetheart, so I thought I'd see what kind of a "1 day love song" I could write to her.  So, I took approximately 5 hours and wrote her a love song.... or something...  It's my first attempt at recording myself playing guitar, and the lyrics consist of 8 whole words.  So...  Here ya go. ...
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Sun - Feb 14, 2010 : 07:30 am
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Life, Music and Possibilities
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It's been a while since I just sat down to write about whatever comes out of my fingers.  I now have about an hour of free time, so I think I'm gonna do just that. It's been kind of interesting that in various points in my life, I've wanted to get rid of the thoughts of doing something musical professionally, but it always seems to come back...
Life / Music / Personal
Thu - Feb 11, 2010 : 04:16 pm
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Lucky Day...
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So...  This week has been just one blessing after the other.  I mean, seriously, it's been an amazing week!  I've been recording this great band in my studio, I've been rockin' the code at my day-job, and things are just great. So, to celebrate my happiness, and general good mood, I decided to take myself out to lunch.  I wen...
Cars / Life
Tue - Feb 09, 2010 : 05:00 pm
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Alma : 59
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Okay...  First question about this chapter which really intrigues me is this:  Why would Moroni immediately assume wickedness on the part of the Nephites as soon as Nephihah was taken over? I don't ask this question rhetorically, or sarcastically because if I were him, I guess I could think of a thousand other reasons why a city would g...
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Mon - Feb 08, 2010 : 01:57 pm
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Alma : 58
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Hehe.... According to this verse, I guess even Lamanites can learn! "Stand fast in the liberty wherewith God has made us free!" Yeah... I think I'm gonna have that made into a poster, and hang it on my wall or something. The big message of this chapter, and the few preceeding it, for me, would have to be "Rely on The Lord for y...
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Tue - Feb 02, 2010 : 01:09 pm
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Alma : 57
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Yet another great strategy-based chapter.   I'm kind of tired right now, and this chapter wasn't really loaded with doctrinal insights, but I will say that if there's any question about whether or not obedience has its rewards, you'll have to read verses 21-27.  Definitely makes me want to both learn about and obey my Heavenly Father...
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Fri - Jan 29, 2010 : 03:18 pm
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Alma : 56 - Courage, Faith
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Ya know...  The explanations of the strategy of war really is interesting to me.  But when I come across verses like these, I simply can't help but get chills. I actually tear up when reading these verses.  I guess it's kind of the whole underdog syndrome.  Ya know... When there's a conflict, or a competition, and the odds are...
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Thu - Jan 28, 2010 : 11:38 am
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Alma : 56 - Covenants
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With all that I've noticed about making covenants this time around, I can't help but notice that this chapter has some very interesting words. I really do wonder where the line is with covenants we make.  In the days of the Book of Mormon, people would rather die than lie or break a covenant.  This is made abundantly clear with the eali...
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Wed - Jan 27, 2010 : 03:50 pm
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Alma : 55
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I love Moroni's strategy.  With God on his side, he seems almost unstoppable. So Ammoron decides to be a jerk about the letter-sending, and what-not, so Moroni's like, "Dude...  You did NOT just say that!  A'ight, then, we'll see who gets to keep prisoners around here!!" Let's see what could have gone wrong with this st...
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Tue - Jan 26, 2010 : 06:45 pm
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Alma : 54 - Moroni's Anger
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Wow...  Moroni doesn't mix words, does he...  Reading this through as much of an objective filter as possible, I'd say there's some serious judgements going on.  Moroni blatantly calls Ammoron a "child of hell", and tells him that his brother went to hell.  heh...  Pretty gutsy, if ya ask me.  Going off of wh...
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Fri - Feb 01, 2008 : 01:29 am
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1st Nephi : 20
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I've often wondered why Nephi included the portions of scripture containing the writings of Isaiah. I remember one time during my mission when I was reading the stuff in 2nd Nephi and it actually made sense, but I didn't write any of it down, so.... it still makes no sense to me. Only one verse out of this chapter gave me any inspiration at all...
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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...
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Wed - Apr 09, 2008 : 12:13 am
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Jacob : 5
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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...
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Wed - Feb 04, 2009 : 11:58 am
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Car Mods and Emissions
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Last spring, I modified my car - and then modified it again. The 2nd modifications entailed me re-programming (or flashing, or tuning) my car's computer.  One thing I didn't realize at the time was that evidently, a standard protocol for most tuners out there is to turn off the O2 sensors which monitor emissions after the catalytic converter...
Cars
Tue - Dec 09, 2008 : 11:08 am
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VLC Gripe
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Awhile back, I found that many DVD titles released by Sony weren't able to be viewed with mplayer.  This annoyed me. So, I investigated a bit and found that VLC (another wonderful media player) could not only play them back, but also rip them with ease.  Up until a bit ago, this has been the case since the writing of that article. Whe...
Computers / Linux
Fri - Jun 04, 2010 : 11:08 am
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Helaman : 16
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I'm always slightly dumbfounded while pondering on the things that wicked men come up with to justify the signs given by prophets... "Oh no, we can't hit this guy who is telling us we're wicked, so he must have a devil!  GET HIM!" "Oh my!  All these miracles that are happening just as the prophets said they would - can'...
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Tue - Oct 07, 2008 : 02:22 pm
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More Samuel Stuff...
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Wow....  I guess all of our babies couldn't be 100% perfect in the birthing process. I thought I'd have written 2 or more entries by now, but...  Things definitely are dynamic with birth, so ya never know. If you haven't read the pre-post and the first post on Samuel's birth, I'd recommend it, just to catch up... After the birth,...
Children / Family / Life
Wed - Jan 23, 2008 : 09:47 pm
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1st Nephi : 15
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After reading this chapter for no more than 30 seconds, I simply must type. I love verse 3. Many, many times have I been in a doctrinal discussion with someone and the other person just can't "get" what a scripture or principle means.  Verse 3 could explain why that happens to us. Some things we just can't understand without th...
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Tue - Feb 24, 2009 : 05:27 pm
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Oh, the Possibilities...
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Ya know...  I really wasn't planning on writing anything today, but ah, what the hey.  It's 5:30 and I'm not going to be doing anything else within the next 20 minutes. So, lately I've been pondering this whole "ILoveMyJournal.com" thing I've created, and where I should take it.  So far, there aren't that many users, but ...
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Wed - Nov 07, 2007 : 02:02 pm
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Desktop Tower Defense
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Hehe....  I was looking at this site yesterday while I was browsing around my new RSS feed stuff.  I didn't get past game number 4. I've never been one to spend a lot of time playing online flash-based games, but I have to admit, Desktop Tower Defense is pretty darned amazing.  Amazingly addictive, I mean. If you have a couple ...
Computers / Miscellaneous
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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
Fri - Apr 03, 2009 : 03:43 pm
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ILMJ Auto-Saved Entries
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Lately, I've been getting a lot of feedback concerning lost entries from I Love My Journal.  Occasionally, I would even lose one myself. The session timer for ILoveMyJournal.com is set to 2 hours, which means that you can stay logged in to the stie for 2 hours without being logged out due to inactivity. I initially thought was long enough,...
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Tue - Oct 16, 2007 : 10:22 am
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Gentoo udev NIC Bug
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Something I thought I'd write down, because it took me forever to figure out, has been a bug for at least a year, and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. The bug is quite simple really, and once you know where to look for it, it pretty much stops being a bug due to an extremely easy work-around. The bug is concerning network cards plugg...
Gentoo
Sun - Jun 08, 2008 : 06:33 pm
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2008 - Roth Memorial - Friday
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I just got done making the video for this entry, so take a look if you've got a high speed Internet connection. Today was the 2nd day of the Ed Roth Memorial Reunion held in Manti, UT. There were finksters-a-plenty there on Friday, but even more on Saturday.  I lost count of how many Rat Finks I saw. So, because the days were packed, ...
Audio / Cars / Music / Personal
Wed - Jul 30, 2008 : 01:08 am
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Diving Into ATI
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Okay...    Ever since Nvidia came out with their Geforce series, I've been hooked.  I've built upwards of 100 systems in my life (family / friends / work) and out of those, about 90% of them use Nvidia video cards.  I also highly prefer AMD.  In fact, the very first computer I built was an AMD K6-2 250MHZ machine with ...
Computers / Linux
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
Tue - Apr 01, 2008 : 11:39 pm
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Jacob : 4
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This chapter is full of doctrinal nuggets. Some things I noticed this time around which I haven't noticed before are the following: Verses 6-8 are primarily about the importance of revelation.  We are told this importance is denounced by our time's people in 2nd Nephi 28:5-6.  I had never made that connection before. Interes...
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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...
Fri - May 23, 2008 : 04:36 pm
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Job Security
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I've been pondering on how I am to write about this without seeming haughty or prideful, because quite honestly, I feel nothing more than blessed beyond words. When I was offered this job, it just felt right.  Six months previous to my being offered this job, I was offered another job in SLC which seemed right in every aspect but the fact th...
Nature's Way
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)...
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