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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 - Jan 23, 2009 : 03:45 pm
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Alma : 13
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Okay.  I've used various verses from this chapter to prove that we had agency in the pre-earth life, but now I'm questioning myself.  Here's the basis: Verse 3 says this: And this is the manner after which they were ordained—being acalled and bprepared from the cfoundation of the world according to the dforeknowledge of God, on ...
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Tue - Aug 26, 2008 : 02:09 pm
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ILMJ Pages
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With the new design of ILMJ, I thought it fitting for people to be able to add their own static links on their blogs...  Doing so is very easy. A "page" in your blog is simply an entry which stays in the left-hand column on both your main blog site, and each individual entry, as is illustrated below: So, as you can see,...
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Sun - Mar 22, 2009 : 12:52 pm
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Alma : 16
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The main thing that stuck out in this chapter was obviously the destruction of Ammonihah.  As I've stated in a previous post, I find it so interesting that one of the judges of Ammonihah was the one who mentioned that "even if thou shalt declare this city shall be destroyed in one day, we shall not believe it."  It was as if the...
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Fri - Aug 21, 2009 : 11:50 pm
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Alma : 39
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First thing out of the gate that I noticed this time around with this chapter is that the first thing Alma says to Corianton regards his disobedience - in a possibly sarcastic way, or at very least - sincerely displeased.  "Haven't your brothers been a good example for you?"  Anyway... I found that interesting Also noteworthy ...
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Wed - Oct 29, 2008 : 12:13 pm
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Mosiah : 27
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Reading the beginning of this chapter, it's interesting that Mosiah put laws into place which made voicing anything which could be interpreted as "persecutions" against the church, illegal - and it seemed to work.  There was "peace" for a number of years due to that law.  The church even began to grow and prosper more ...
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Wed - Feb 16, 2011 : 04:14 pm
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3 Nephi : 27
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 Seems like the first half of this chapter is a gentile rebuke coming from Christ himself, to his Apostles, for not knowing the scriptures well enough.  It seems like he goes on for a bit in the why, though.  I wonder why it's so important to put across the point that things of Christ need to be done in Christ's name...?  Seems ...
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Thu - Aug 09, 2007 : 03:11 pm
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Postfix + Postgres + Dovecot
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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 - Apr 12, 2011 : 09:51 am
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4th Nephi
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 So, it's been awhile since I last wrote about the scriptures, but the fight to the end continues!  I'm in Las Vegas right now for a conference, and what better way to start my day in sin city than to read the holy words of God? 4th Nephi has always been an amazing chapter to me.  I would like to capture in my mind's eye, the way p...
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Mon - Oct 10, 2011 : 12:00 pm
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Moroni : 7 - Part 2
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Today is a good day!  So...  Beginning in verse 12, the main theme I'm getting here is the complete polarization between God and Satan.  Within the rules God has set (such as, "Satan can't kill people", and "Man has free agency", and "God won't save someone just because they're His offspring", and such.....
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Mon - Jul 27, 2009 : 12:14 am
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Great Sunday!
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Ya know...  Today was a good Sunday.  In church, we learned about trials, and the nature of them - why God gives them to us, and why we need them.  D&C 58 1-4 is a great reference if you're looking for some good stuff on trials.  We talked a lot about Zion's Camp, and the general tendency the early saints had toward generati...
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Wed - Oct 03, 2007 : 10:41 am
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MythTV Basement Home Theater
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About 2 years ago I got this hairbrained idea to use mythtv to create a computer-based full-media center for my basement home theater.  At the time, I had a sweet side-job which was paying me nicely, so I had the means to do pretty much exactly what I wanted. I had a couple of things for which I wanted to use the basement, namely 1. My Home...
Computers / Linux
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...
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Fri - Feb 15, 2008 : 09:54 am
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Who Designed Rollover Ads?
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Today I was given a link by a friend to go view, and since I trusted this friend, I immediately clicked it.  A good, interesting article came up, which I began to read. I read for approximately 10 seconds and moved my mouse.  Upon moving my mouse, I accidentally rolled over the link circled in red. Well, after rolling over it, the ...
Computers / Miscellaneous
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 ...
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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 - 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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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...
Thu - Oct 21, 2010 : 03:38 pm
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HTF Wants to play for YOU!
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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...
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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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