return to I Love My Journal
A Little Closer to Center...
Musings about Life, Linux, and Latter-day Saints.
Close
Customize Your Blog!
Main Background Color:
Main Title Background:
Main Title Foreground:
Sub Title Foreground:
Title 1:
Title 2:
Title 3:
Entries Background:
Entries Title:
Entries Text:
Entries Bottom Corners:
Entries Top Corners Background:
Entries Top Corners:
reset to default colors
Pages
About Me
Links


Tags
PERSONAL 334
LDS 309
SPIRITUAL 295
BOOK OF MORMON 236
SCRIPTURES 152
RELIGION 111
LINUX 79
COMPUTERS 64
LIFE 47
GENERAL CONFERENCE 43
GENTOO 39
MISCELLANEOUS 35
MUSIC 34
PROGRAMMING 32
CARS 28
MICROSOFT 23
AUDIO 20
FAMILY 20
I LOVE MY JOURNAL 18
FUN 15
CHILDREN 11
CURRENT EVENTS 10
DRM 9
VIDEO 9
NATURE'S WAY 8
FRIENDS 6
BABBLINGS 6
COMPUTER HARDWARE 5
HEROD THE FINK 5
GAMES 5
DRUMS 4
STUDIO-JOURNEY 3
AUDIO HARDWARE 3
KDENLIVE 3
GENERAL INSANITY 3
THANKS4GIVING 2
CATS 2
CONEXM 2
POLITICS 1
MY JOURNAL 1
YOUTH CONFERENCE 1
POETRY 1
CHURCH NOTES 1
PARENTING 1
STUDIO 1
PROVO CITY CENTER TEMPLE 1
EVERYDAY THOUGHTS 1


RSS Feed

RSS FeedSubscribe!
Entries
Newest
Wed - Jul 06, 2011 : 10:17 am
content
   rated 0 times
0.35 daily views
836 total views
Ether : 5
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
So... To be honest, this chapter is kind of confusing.  Verse 1 and 2 is like Moroni is talking directly to Joseph Smith, due to his referencing the ability to "translate".  That in itself is kind of cool.  I've often thought what it must have been like to be Joseph Smith receiving the plates and translating when he gets to...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Tue - Jul 05, 2011 : 10:44 am
content
   rated 0 times
0.33 daily views
783 total views
Ether : 4
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
 So, on last chapter's post, someone left a wonderful comment.  Thank you, whoever you are.  That is precisely why I do this. Now... Ether 4.   This chapter starts out with an interesting verse.  I guess Mosiah would have had several channels whereby he could have known he should not let the book of Ether out of the bag u...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Jun 28, 2011 : 06:36 pm
energetic
   rated 0 times
0.33 daily views
797 total views
Ether 3 : Deep...
PoeticIntensity
1 comment
 So, before I even begin reading this chapter, I've gotta say that this is one of those chapters which is seriously deep in doctrine.  I could probably spend the better portion of 2 or 3 days studying this one.  That said, I don't have much time to spend now, so I'll get as far as I can. Verse 1 : An "exceedingly high mountai...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Jun 23, 2011 : 10:53 am
envigorated
   rated 0 times
0.30 daily views
730 total views
Ether : 2
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
 It's quite obvious that this chapter is speaking to anyone and everyone (throughout all time) who lives on this land.  Verses 9,10, and 12 are especially insightful. "What will ye that I should do that ye may have light in your vessels?" I love that question.  I never noticed outright that right after the Lord poses th...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures / Spiritual
Wed - Jun 22, 2011 : 10:08 am
content
   rated 0 times
0.32 daily views
767 total views
Ether 1
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
 Not too much to write about on this one.  I guess I could try to memorize all the relationships mentioned.  hehe. Genealogy must have been pretty important back then (pretty important now-a-days, too), because they mentioned that it would be possible for us to have the history of the entire world up to that time.  Interesting...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Tue - Jun 21, 2011 : 04:43 pm
confused
   rated 0 times
0.32 daily views
778 total views
Mormon : 9 - Love?
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
Growing up, I used to have a mis-conception that those who erred against God in their ways were best suited for rebuke the way God gives it in the scriptures.  I was ignorantly judgemental, and for a long time, couldn't understand why people tended to shy away from my tactics. Reading the beginning of this chapter brings back a lot of those ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Jun 07, 2011 : 12:51 pm
energetic
   rated 0 times
0.81 daily views
1952 total views
iPhone cloud vs Android
PoeticIntensity
2 comments
Okay...  So, this isn't gonna be the rant that you thought it was by the title.  With the little time I have, I couldn't come up with a better one... So, the story is - I had just eaten a delicious burger at Coney's, when on my way home, I happened to turn on Rush Limbaugh.  He was talking about this new "cloud" technolog...
Babblings / Linux / Miscellaneous
Mon - May 16, 2011 : 03:03 pm
blah
   rated 0 times
0.35 daily views
842 total views
Mormon : 8
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
 Figuring out the mood and temprament of Moroni while he writes this is tough.  The things he writes about are horrific.  The Lamanites have killed his entire race, his family, and his father.  The "state of the union", as it were, was "continual warefare, bloodshed, and violence."   He had to be depress...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Wed - May 11, 2011 : 10:48 am
okay
   rated 0 times
0.42 daily views
1020 total views
Mormon : 7 - Guiltless
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
"Remnant of this people".  Talking straight to the American Indians.  heh..  I love the foresight. Guiltless...  I love that word.  He that is found guiltless.  Please note it does not say "sinless". To be found guiltless.  What would that entail?  Continual repentance would probably b...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures / Spiritual
Mon - May 09, 2011 : 10:17 am
content
   rated 0 times
0.34 daily views
842 total views
Mormon : 6
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
 So...  Here's a thought for ya.  Mormon had seen the end of his people.  He knew the Nephites were going to be destroyed, and not only that, he knew how and when they were going to be destroyed.  Verse 6 confirms this by relating, "...and knowing it to be the last struggle of my people".   He knew his people...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Highest Rated
Wed - Jan 07, 2009 : 10:47 pm
excited
   rated 4 times
2.20 daily views
7248 total views
New Song - "Dance With Me"
PoeticIntensity
4 comments
(audio entry)
Well... Nothing too exciting in my life, but I thought I'd tell everyone that I wrote a new song.  As you can probably guess, it's called Dance With Me.  It's nothing more than a bass-line I came up with and a few more instruments. I've gotta say though, Ryan Phillips, the guy on the guitar is awesome.  I love working with him, an...
Fun / Music / Personal
Tue - Jan 05, 2010 : 12:36 pm
happy
   rated 1 time
0.30 daily views
879 total views
Alma : 47 - Continuing The Hate
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
Man...  Amalickiah... I'm more and more convinced that this guy is the epitome of evil in the flesh. I wonder what would have happened with the entire history of the Nephites had Captain Moroni caught Amalickiah, when he was chasing him and his armies last chapter. I really believe that had he been caught (and appropriately dealt with), much...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sun - Sep 28, 2008 : 05:53 pm
tired
   rated 1 time
0.33 daily views
1126 total views
Sept. Overnighter
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
On Friday, around 4:00pm, Bill Hoopes and I took our teachers quorum up to camp out up Hobble Creek canyon.  It was pretty fun.  (This is going to be rather dry because I'm so tired) Anyway...  We had a great time.  Kaiden, Jake, and Josh came with us to camp.  Bill brought his awesome dutch oven skills, and I brought, um...
Fun / Lds / Life
Fri - Aug 29, 2008 : 08:45 pm
sick
   rated 1 time
0.33 daily views
1132 total views
Mosiah : 6 & 7
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
I read Mosiah 6 quite a while ago, but didn't have the chance to write anything about it.  I re-read it again tonight, along with chapter 7. The last verse of chapter 7 hit me years ago, when I realized the bondage to which the Lord is referring is not only physical bondage, but easily can refer to addictions, beliefs, people, choices, anyt...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Sep 22, 2009 : 05:34 pm
amazed
   rated 1 time
0.49 daily views
1489 total views
Unbelievable... *facepalm*
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
I'm not entirely sure how to begin this post, but I'm just sitting here kind of wagging my head back and forth in disbelief.  I hope this is at least exaggerating. With everyone blathering on about how wonderful Windows 7 is, Microsoft hasn't changed a bit. Before I begin, let me just say how wonderfully reassuring it is to be using Linux ...
General Insanity / Linux / Microsoft
Mon - Jun 28, 2010 : 11:32 am
happy
   rated 2 times
0.87 daily views
2414 total views
Sorely Creative Weekend
PoeticIntensity
2 comments
Where do I even begin?  Well...  The craziness began on Thursday of last week, so I'll start there. *THURSDAY: Every year, my uncle Cloy and Evelyn Jones have a family reunion intended for their family.  I'm not entirely sure why, but my parent's family has been invited to this reunion for a long time.  Some years we go, som...
Family / Life / Music / Personal
Mon - Apr 06, 2009 : 08:45 am
okay
   rated 1 time
10.73 daily views
34419 total views
Disney DRM, Ripping DVDs
PoeticIntensity
12 comments
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
Sun - Sep 14, 2008 : 07:54 pm
excited
   rated 4 times
1.23 daily views
4188 total views
Salt Flats 2008!!
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
Oh, man...  I haven't had a day like yesterday in quite some time.  Possibly years. My day started at 6:00AM with about 4 hours of sleep in me.  Ah well...  Caffeine has its purpose, right? We started out thinking there would be 4-6 cars out there on the salt with us, but it ended up being just Steve and me.  As it tu...
Cars / Fun
Fri - Feb 13, 2009 : 03:36 pm
excited
   rated 1 time
0.66 daily views
2148 total views
Green Bay - Summed Up
PoeticIntensity
2 comments
In chatting with my friend Steve, I realized I haven't yet given any details as to my trip to Green Bay this week, so, before this weekend comes, I figured I had better write something. Day 3 (Wednesday) went pretty smooth.  I woke up with a high level of sleep deficiency (surprise, surprise), and went out to the office for the last time.&n...
Life / Nature's Way / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Feb 17, 2009 : 12:04 am
tired
   rated 16 times
0.95 daily views
3078 total views
Deleting Program Data in MythTV
PoeticIntensity
1 comment
Just thought I'd let you all know something that isn't readily apparent from googling - at least it wasn't for me. For two channels, I had program data which was approximately 1.5 hours off.  This did me absolutely no good when it came to recording shows from mythtv. I'm using MythTV .21 I came across a mailing list thread which had the ...
Linux / Video
Most Viewed
Tue - Nov 03, 2015 : 12:10 am
annoyed
   rated 0 times
0.99 daily views
800 total views
Thanks4giving 2
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
 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
Tue - Jan 20, 2009 : 09:41 pm
happy
   rated 0 times
0.99 daily views
3237 total views
Studio Acoustic Treatment 1
PoeticIntensity
3 comments
Okay...  Since I had recently returned from my mission in 1996, I knew I wanted to learn how to record music.  Recording music swiftly turned into wanting to be able to record my drums.  A couple of years ago, I was able to put enough money away to buy a load of recording equipment for my drums. I've recorded quite a few diddies in...
Audio / Music
Tue - Feb 17, 2009 : 12:04 am
tired
   rated 16 times
0.95 daily views
3078 total views
Deleting Program Data in MythTV
PoeticIntensity
1 comment
Just thought I'd let you all know something that isn't readily apparent from googling - at least it wasn't for me. For two channels, I had program data which was approximately 1.5 hours off.  This did me absolutely no good when it came to recording shows from mythtv. I'm using MythTV .21 I came across a mailing list thread which had the ...
Linux / Video
Wed - Aug 06, 2008 : 05:25 pm
content
   rated 0 times
0.95 daily views
3286 total views
Gen. Conf. - Daughters of God - Ballard
PoeticIntensity
1 comment
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...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Jan 19, 2010 : 06:11 pm
okay
   rated 0 times
0.93 daily views
2701 total views
Gentoo XFCE4 / XDM / TWM Problems
PoeticIntensity
1 comment
Okay... So with the latest update to xorg-server (I think it was 6.5), xdm stopped loading XFCE4 and I couldn't get it to load anything but TWM. Here was the problem: Somehow, an important file got removed.  The file is this one: /etc/env.d/90xsession The contents of the file is simply: XSESSION="Xfce4" With that...
Gentoo / Linux
Mon - Nov 10, 2008 : 08:47 am
grateful
   rated 0 times
0.91 daily views
3059 total views
Welcome to Conference - Monson
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
This morning I decided I'd start the traditional blogging of each general conference talk from the last general conference in October. As President Monson began this talk, a familiar spirit filtered in to my office at work and inevitably, my heart was opened to the inspired words of our wonderful prophet. I'm so grateful for our church.  I...
General Conference / Lds / Religion / Spiritual
Sat - Oct 01, 2016 : 01:19 am
content
   rated 0 times
0.90 daily views
425 total views
Important Things...
PoeticIntensity
0 comments
 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
Tue - May 06, 2008 : 06:05 pm
excited
   rated 0 times
0.89 daily views
3160 total views
Luci Singing Frog Song
PoeticIntensity
1 comment
Sunday morning, Luci came into our room, climbed up in our bed (Sarah and I were still half asleep in bed, as groggy as ever), and she started bouncing up and down while singing the "Green Speckled Frog" song. Although I was still not aware of most the world around me, I thought her singing was quite cute.  So about an hour later,...
Children / Music / Personal
Wed - Feb 04, 2009 : 11:58 am
energetic
   rated 0 times
0.89 daily views
2914 total views
Car Mods and Emissions
PoeticIntensity
7 comments
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
Mon - Jun 28, 2010 : 11:32 am
happy
   rated 2 times
0.87 daily views
2414 total views
Sorely Creative Weekend
PoeticIntensity
2 comments
Where do I even begin?  Well...  The craziness began on Thursday of last week, so I'll start there. *THURSDAY: Every year, my uncle Cloy and Evelyn Jones have a family reunion intended for their family.  I'm not entirely sure why, but my parent's family has been invited to this reunion for a long time.  Some years we go, som...
Family / Life / Music / Personal