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Wed - Jul 29, 2009 : 10:00 am
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Alma : 36 - "Prosper"
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Hmm...  What could "prosper in the land" possibly mean?  This is something I've fought with recently, while think about prosperity in general.  When someone says, "That guy has really prospered", or "she is really prosperous", what could it possibly mean? Some things in the scriptures are mentioned on...
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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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Mon - Jul 20, 2009 : 06:21 pm
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Alma : 35
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I noticed in this chapter that even though many threatenings were made to the king of the land of Jershon (most likely an Ammonite), he didn't seem to care at all.  His concentration was on the many poor people of the Zoramites who were coming to his city. Eventually, I believe this action was the tipping point for the wars forthcoming throu...
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Thu - Jul 16, 2009 : 12:28 am
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Notes on AC3 to MP3 using ffmpeg
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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
Wed - Jul 15, 2009 : 11:40 pm
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Resonating Dance on Addiction
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I've been watching "So You Think You Can Dance" now for about 3 years.  For me, I think it's better than American Idol.  These young people are .... amazing. Well, a couple of weeks ago, there was a dance done which had the theme of "addiction".  It was done by Mia Michaels and the two dancers who danced were fa...
Life / Video
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
Sat - Jul 11, 2009 : 01:01 pm
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Alma : 34
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I read Alma 34 two days ago, and haven't written about it.  I hate it when I don't have time to write about the scriptures when I read them, because each time I read them, I feel something different about different portions of the scripture.  Ah, well..  I'll read it again and see what happens this time. Right out of the gate, Amul...
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Mon - Jul 06, 2009 : 09:53 pm
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Alma : 33
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Hmm...  I really like when prophets, like Alma, quote other prophets to make a point.  The best way to keep the doctrine pure is to look the reference up.  Otherwise, it inevitably will be diluted down.  Ain't no doctrine like pure doctrine. Interesting that the quote from Zenos in verses 4-11 is paraphrased beautifully in Alm...
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Fri - Jul 03, 2009 : 12:21 am
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Yeah, So it's been awhile...
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 Okay...  I think it's time I wrote something.  The last everyone knew, I was jobless, on welfare, losing hope in humanity, depressed, bordering on despair, and a little bit sad, too. Well...  Although it's not perfect, I do have a job now.  My wonderful long-time friend Scott Morris happened to mention to his boss that ...
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Mon - Jun 29, 2009 : 09:32 am
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Zend Studio on Gentoo AMD64
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Since I've been job-hopping for the last bit, I've had the chance to install fresh gentoo builds on quite a few 64-bit computers in the last couple of months. I've also been looking at different IDEs for PHP development.  After using jEdit now for close to 5 years, I've gotta say the one which impresses me the most is Zend Studio for Eclips...
Computers / Linux / Programming
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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
Sat - Feb 04, 2006 : 11:58 pm
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My Wife Says......
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Some very interesting things to me when I ask her "Hmm.... What should I write about today?" She suggests that I write about my undying love for her. Well... If that isn't obvious, I'm obviously not myself. Anyway.... Tonight we went on a date, and it was a good date. We were with Scott and Alison (and Steve, who never showed up..... poop-on...
Tue - Mar 25, 2008 : 09:51 pm
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2nd Nephi : 32
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This chapter, to me, is all about following the Spirit. Verses 3 and 5 are among the most potent in all of scripture. "Feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do." "...the Holy Ghost ... will show unto you all things what ye should do." Doesn't get any clear...
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Mon - May 05, 2008 : 02:11 pm
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Collin's Nursemaid Elbow
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I just thought I'd write a little something.... Since about a year ago, Collin's elbow has been easily pulled out of joint, and thus, has had issues with what is known as a nursemaid elbow. Today, his elbow got pulled out of the socket again, and my wife called me with another appointment to the doctor's office. Well, this time, I got to t...
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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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Wed - Oct 16, 2013 : 11:13 pm
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ETQW won't run, image not found
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 Just thought I'd spread the love... If you get these errors while trying to load Enemy Territory Quake Wars (ETQW), on a Linux box (most claim to have Intel HD graphics cards)   ERROR: idMegaTextureLevel::EmptyLevelImage : generated image has an incorrect internal format (0x8050 expected 0x83f0) It also throws a couple of warnin...
Computers / Games / Linux
Tue - Jun 09, 2009 : 09:40 am
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Alma 28
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Man...  It's been months since I wrote about the Book of Mormon.  I will finish it, though, and I will write about each and every chapter therein. So, about this chapter. Nothing really jumped out at me as being extraordinary, and I didn't expect it to be so short.  It seemed like this chapter was just a wrap-up chapter for the a...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Apr 22, 2008 : 12:11 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Spcl Exprncs - Rasband
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I feel very connected with this talk.  He speaks of the importance of remembering those special experiences we have with the Spirit which enrich our testimonies.  Some of the quotes I love from this talk are as follows: Our personal journey through life provides us with many special experiences that become building blocks of faith and t...
General Conference / Personal / Programming / Spiritual
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
Wed - Aug 06, 2008 : 05:25 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Daughters of God - Ballard
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I just got done watching and reading the talk given by Elder M. Russell Ballard, and it caused me to ponder my wife, quite a bit. Boiled down, the talk was given on how much mothers do, and how much we, as husbands, need to appreciate them. I certainly hope that I'm appreciating Sarah enough.  Heaven knows I've been in Elder Ballard's plac...
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Sun - Oct 07, 2007 : 05:36 pm
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2007 Oct. General Conference
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Man... I'm not entirely sure what happened this year, but conference was amazing! I've already told you what I thought of the first session (Sat. 10-noon session).  The next two sessions were gonna be equally amazing. With two children, it's hard, but not impossible, to really concentrate on what is going on with conference.  There ar...
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Mon - Nov 22, 2010 : 05:21 pm
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3 Nephi : 18
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Sometimes I read the scriptures because doing so fills me with the Spirit.  Today was one of those times.  I need the spirit tonight. This chapter is loaded with details on the Sacrament and serving the Sacrament in congregations. Favorite verse was 32, "Nevertheless, ye shall not cast him out of your synagogues, or your places ...
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Fri - Oct 08, 2010 : 01:11 pm
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3 Nephi : 15
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From the beginning of this chapter, it's obvious that Christ means business when he makes covenants.  Causing entire books to be written, and then keeping 100% of everything that is written means something. I wonder why the people thought that Christ's coming "destroyed" the prophets?  Interesting. I love verse 9.  &q...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - May 02, 2008 : 11:27 am
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Gen. Conf. - Living Church - Eyring
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"God's people have not always been worthy of the marvelous experience we have shared today. The Apostles, after the Ascension of Christ, continued to exercise the keys He left with them. But because of disobedience and loss of faith by the members, the Apostles died without the keys being passed on to successors. We call that tragic episode &q...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Feb 10, 2009 : 10:46 pm
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Green Bay Day 2
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Well..  Today wasn't as bad as I thought.  The only thing that really got to me was this lack of sleep.  I woked up at 6:30 this morning, and by 2:00pm, this afternoon, I was dead. I won't bore you with details, but today was filled with food, and loads of technical information.  I've really got to get to sleep now, so I'm go...
Life / Nature's Way
Thu - Nov 13, 2008 : 03:24 pm
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The New Dodge Challenger
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As a S197 Mustang GT owner, I never thought I'd write about this particular subject, but then again... ...I had never actually seen one on the road, either. All I have to say is - Wow. Dodge definitely did their research on this one.  Although it was all due to the success of the S197 mustang body style, of course, but man... That car ...
Cars
Sun - Jun 08, 2008 : 12:13 am
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Last Three Days
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I've been fighting with my computer for the past hour to get gentoo to import the contents of an SD card in a card reader (announces itself through USB as "07cc:0500 Carry Computer Eng., Co., Ltd"), and was unsuccessful. As such, I have lost all motivation and energy to work on getting the journal entries for the 3 days of Rat Fink (Ed ...
Personal
Wed - Feb 18, 2009 : 12:37 pm
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Thoughts on Open Source
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I was recently reading this article about yet another virus which affects Microsoft.  In reading it, some of the comments below stated such things like, "The patch was already released, so just run your auto-updater and be done with it!".  Seems logical, right? Yeah... Actually, it does.  The exact same mechanism exists ...
Linux / Microsoft
Fri - Oct 24, 2008 : 11:01 am
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Decisions In Life
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I've been pondering, and struggling somewhat, on how exactly to write what I'm going to write today - for quite some time. Growing up, I was encompassed by stability.  I had a stable religion which required us to attend meetings once per week, which we did religiously (pun intended).  I had two parents who loved one another.  My m...
Life / Personal
Thu - Apr 16, 2009 : 12:26 pm
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Alma : 24 - Conversion
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Man...  When I started reading this one,  I forgot it was about the Anti-Nephi-Lehi's who sacrificed themselves for the word of God.  Wow. Along with the previous chapter, I find it interesting that the main source of contention among all the Lamanites are the people who were once Nephites themselves.  The Amalekites and the A...
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