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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...
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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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Mon - Jan 12, 2009 : 03:29 pm
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Alma : 7
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I just finished reading Alma 7 and, once again, am in a state of mind which makes it hard to actually get any spiritual nourishment from it.  I'm not entirely sure what's going on with me now-a-days, but I don't really like it all that much. Anyway...  Here goes with what I got from the chapter (it being among the best chapters in the ...
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Thu - Jan 26, 2006 : 10:37 pm
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What to write today...
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Let's see what I can get written in 5 minutes tonight. Work is going quite well. I'm learning tons about Linux and administrating SLES9 servers. This might turn to my advantage because I have a friend (the ever popular Linux evangelist Scott Morris... yeah, that guy) who works at Novell (where I used to work) who will accept some tutorials writ...
Thu - Jun 26, 2008 : 05:50 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Look Back, Move Forward - Monson
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I just got done watching, listening, and reading the last talk of the morning conference session of Sunday this year, and President Monson is indeed our prophet. Nothing in particular spoke anything specific to me.... Well... That's not true.  The following paragraph hit home a bit, "Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove o...
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Sun - Aug 05, 2007 : 11:13 pm
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A Good Sabbath
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I just got home from Jovi's baby blessing (Brandon and Chloe's first baby) and it was a pretty cool experience. Today was a good day because I thought that it was gonna be .... not good. Yesterday night, I stayed out a bit too late, and thus didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night.  In fact, on my way home, my good friend Steve bought me ...
Tue - Oct 04, 2011 : 12:43 pm
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Moroni : 6
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 This was a good chapter.  Starts out stating that worthiness is necessary in order for baptism into the Lord's church: bringing forth fruit of worthiness (not entirely sure what this means, specifically) having a broken heart and contrite spirit, showing a witness of true repentance taking upon yourself the name of Chris...
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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
Mon - Nov 30, 2009 : 05:13 pm
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Alma : 43
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I wasn't planning on writing about this chapter this time, but something which kind of makes me wonder stood out to me this time. What's the deal with the armor of the Lamanites being so slim?  I mean, seriously.  If I were going to war, I would definitely do everything I could to protect myself and ensure victory.  Loin cloths and...
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Tue - Oct 09, 2007 : 05:42 pm
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"I Can't" ... Bah!
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Ya know...  One thing which really irks me is when someone tells me "I can't", for whatever reason. I'm not exactly sure, either, since there really are things which we cannot do, such as transmutate ourselves to become vultures.  I don't believe I've ever met a person who has become a vulture, although, that would mean that he...
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Fri - May 23, 2008 : 12:30 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Neighbor - Burton
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Reading this talk from Bish H. David Burton really made me feel good.  It brought the Spirit of God into my little work office and made me realize how much good there is to be done in the world. I personally had no idea the church was doing so much to help so many people.  I knew of some major disasters in which the church lent a huge h...
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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...
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Thu - Dec 13, 2007 : 03:47 pm
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Microsoft Takes On Microsoft
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Oh, man...  Where do I even begin this post?  And from which angle?  How about I just start typing and figure it out when I'm done....  Yeah, that's what I'll do. I just finished reading this Microsoft article which explains, using no uncertain terms, how to get "IT Management" to see the "value" in upgrad...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft
Mon - Feb 18, 2008 : 10:47 am
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2nd Nephi : 6
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I think this is the first time I'm not really inspired at all to write anything. This is frustrating because I can tell there's a lot of meat to this chapter.  I guess it's partially because I really am not into the whole "gathering of Israel" thing.  That's horrible to say because it's such an integral part of the whole plan ...
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Sun - Dec 02, 2007 : 01:22 pm
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Happy 5th Anniversary, Jason
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When will I ever learn to trust my wife, my brother, and my instinct?  Probably never. You see, Ryan, my brother, noted how bald the tires are on my Mustang GT about a month ago.  My wife also noted the same thing, as well as a pretty big storm coming this weekend.  Anyway...  I'll get on with the story. Sarah and I celebra...
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Sun - May 17, 2009 : 11:10 pm
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Life Comes Fast...
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Okay...  Wow..  A pretty huge amount of stuff has been going on.  I've been writing about it in my personal journal, but some of the stuff shouldn't be public, so I'm writing this as a supplement for those who care. Man...  Where do I even begin.  Awhile back, I posted a couple of private entries about an interview I had...
Life / Personal
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, ...
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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
Thu - Mar 04, 2010 : 02:06 pm
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2011 5.0 Mustang GT
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Although I probably will never own one of these, it's just awesome that the pony cars are gettin' revved up again.  Ford is definitely gonna bring up the competition with this beast.  Bye-bye imports! http://www.thefordstory.com/smart-technology/the-mustang-5-0-is-back/ Buyah!...
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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 - Aug 13, 2010 : 02:46 pm
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3 Nephi : 11
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I've often wondered what the significance is behind them not understanding God's words the first 2 times.  What immediately comes to mind as I ponder this, is the angel Moroni speaking to Joseph Smith 3 times, repeating the exact same message, added upon, each time...  But Joseph understood Moroni's words each time.  I can't think of...
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Fri - Sep 28, 2007 : 02:43 pm
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*sigh*....Microsoft Vista...
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*sigh*.....  Where do I ever begin?  I mean....  I shudder when I say this, but, I've been a Microsoft user longer than I've been a Linux user.  What have you done, Microsoft? I'm referring to this "new and improved" piece of software they've recently released called Vista.  In all honesty, I hoped it would fai...
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