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Thu - May 05, 2011 : 09:53 am
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Mormon : 5 - Arms of Jesus
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 So, the past few days have been days of trial, and these days come and go largely, I believe, to help me remember the covenants I've made to God, and to help me remember how sweet it is to feel the Spirit. When I read the end of verse 11, I wondered what those who had never felt "clasped in the arms of Jesus" might think of those ...
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Mon - Apr 25, 2011 : 01:00 pm
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Mormon : 4
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 Man... This chapter was brutal.  Wars, wickedness, and death.  Seems to me that this is the result of giving power to Satan, letting him run rampant.  Hating your neighbor and wanting to kill him for the sake of being bloodthirsty.  So terribly sad, and unfortunate. Interesting in verse 5 that Mormon writes that the wick...
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Wed - Apr 20, 2011 : 04:10 pm
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Mormon : 3
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 If there is one thing throughout all eternity that I do *NOT* want to happen to me, is what happened to the Nephites in verse 15 of this chapter.  Having the Lord, God of this earth, proclaim, "Vengeance is mine, and I will repay", kind of makes the hair on my neck stand up.  The Lord makes good on all of his promises, and...
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Thu - Apr 14, 2011 : 08:40 pm
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Mormon : 2
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So, again, something kind of odd.  Mormon was 16 when he was commissioned to be the leader of the entire Nephite army.  Is that not insane?  Seriously.  Every 16-year-old I know barely has the sense to tie their shoes in the morning!  Okay, not really, but - wow.  Mormon was 16 years old when he was put in charge of th...
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Wed - Apr 13, 2011 : 10:47 am
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Mormon : 1
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Not sure why this caught my attention this time, but doesn't it seem a bit weird that Mormon was carried by his father when he was 11 years old?  It seems like he was carried on somewhat of a journey, too - to a different land.   Maybe his father was quite big and could accomplish such a task, because an 11-year-old isn't small enough to ...
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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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Sun - Mar 27, 2011 : 11:27 pm
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Updated Audiofire12 + Gentoo
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 So, I wrote a few days ago how I was able to get my new echo audiofire12 working under gentoo Linux with the old firewire stack.  Well, I couldn't leave well-enough alone, so I tried my hand at updating my kernel and using the new stack.  Turned out there were a few caveats that, without some external help from a great person in the...
Audio Hardware / Gentoo / Linux
Sat - Mar 26, 2011 : 10:00 am
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Echo Audiofire12 + Gentoo Linux
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**UPDATED ARTICLE HERE** (for using the new firewire stack) Okay.  I got my new Echo Audiofire12 3 days ago, and I now have it fully functioning on all 12 ports.  I don't have MIDI working yet, but I haven't really tried on that one. Here's what I did to get it working. First, I'm using the 2.6.33-rt kernel. I enabled the OLD FIRE...
Audio Hardware / Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Mar 22, 2011 : 11:53 am
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Linux: Extracting audio from video
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 So, I used to use the -dumpaudio switch in mplayer to get audio extracted from random videos, but now that seems to do not much of anything.  I found this site which had a great explanation of how to get it done a different way, but was a bit out of date.  The newer version is found below: mplayer -vo null -ao pcm:file=audio_file_...
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Tue - Mar 08, 2011 : 12:20 pm
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3 Nephi : 30
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 So, I'm pretty sure these words are being spoken to us, the Gentiles, and they are meant for people living now.  The last chapter was spoken to those who would be alive during the coming of the Book of Mormon, and it doesn't seem like this chapter deviates from that. Interesting that included in the list of "wicked ways" is t...
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Wed - Mar 03, 2010 : 10:06 am
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Proper Spelling of "Ridiculous"
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Okay...  I rarely ....  well..  I never have posted something like this before in my blog, but this is getting RIDICULOUS.  This is not getting REDICULOUS.  It is getting R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S It seems like when ever I see that word spelled anywhere on the Internet, it's spelled consistently wrong, and I can't for the life ...
Babblings
Tue - Mar 17, 2009 : 02:46 pm
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Outlook Calendar Events in PHP
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Man, the weather's getting nice out there...  Makes me not want to program.  Yet, here I am. Today I had the task of somehow getting a PHP-generated web app to generate an Outlook appointment based on database information, and have it work. Turns out that 2 hours later, I have it functioning perfectly, thanks, in large part to this bl...
Computers / Linux / Programming
Wed - Nov 19, 2008 : 09:39 pm
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What I Miss Most
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Ya know...  I've told many people this, but I'm not sure I've told you.  If I have, suck it up and listen to it again. When I got married almost 6 years ago, I was preparing for the worst.  People told me that marriage was a jar to the system, the knock-out punch, the "learning" experience, and many other metaphors basica...
Children / Family / Life
Tue - Oct 12, 2010 : 02:50 pm
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IE min-height solution
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Why does Microsoft insist on making life so hard for developers? There are web standards, Microsoft, in case you missed the memo.  Please adhere to them.  It would do EVERYONE good. Here's yet another hack to get IE to work in cases where min-height is used (according to my browsers, this still doesn't work in even IE8) I found t...
Programming
Tue - May 20, 2008 : 06:50 pm
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FFmpeg Webcam Video in Linux
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Okay...  I've been wondering how to do this for quite some time, and I finally figured it out with the help of this mailing list thread. I've always thought ffmpeg was a pretty amazing program, but now, I will build a shrine to it and worship it weekly. Ffmpeg is the program which allows me to create a video with sound in Linux. I hav...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
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 - Sep 26, 2007 : 01:40 pm
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Ugliest Animal Ever
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Okay...  This is an unusual post for me, but I can't believe what I just saw. For years I thought the hairless cat was the ugliest animal alive, but no - not even close to tell you the truth. Goes to show that mother nature really isn't discriminatory at all.  "Sickeningly ugly or average or whatever, come one come all", s...
Miscellaneous
Thu - Aug 21, 2008 : 02:59 pm
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Random Thoughts...
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I haven't been getting much sleep lately...  So I think I'll write about.... something.  I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to write about, but it's been much too long since I've written to continue not writing any longer. I found this link today, given to me by this dude.  It's a great theme for a blog, and I hope it goes far. ...
Babblings / Life / Miscellaneous / Poetry
Thu - Jun 18, 2009 : 07:42 pm
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Alma : 31
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Interesting Alma used the phrase "my heart began to sicken" when he heard about what the Zoramites were doing.  That is such a descriptive word, and I can almost feel what he described as I read... I also find verse 5 interesting at this point in my life.  It seems that Alma confirms that sometimes, when moved upon by the spir...
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Thu - Oct 23, 2008 : 06:12 pm
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PHP / PGSQL Character Encoding
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I've been writing a snippet of code to take a list of rows from a table in an Oracle database, and have been having problems with a pesky error having to do with PostgreSQL's character encoding and PHP's handling of it. The error I've been receiving is thus: Query failed: ERROR: invalid byte sequence for encoding "UTF8": 0xae HINT: Th...
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Sun - Mar 20, 2016 : 12:11 am
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Singing In The Celestial Room
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 So, I don't have near the time to dedicate ato this right now as I should, but I'm gonna need half-a-day to get it all out. Yesterday (Friday) I had a 'dress rehearsal' for the Temple Choir, and the singing in the Celestial room was indescribible.  It was amazing to sing there, and the acoustics were wonderful.  But the thing I k...
Personal / Provo City Center Temple / Spiritual
Mon - Jun 28, 2010 : 11:32 am
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Sorely Creative Weekend
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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
Thu - Aug 20, 2015 : 01:56 am
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Forgiveness
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 I should be way more tired than I am. I just got done praying, and a day before that I had just got done sinning.  You know the kind I'm talking about.   It's the kind you really need to rid yourself of.  The kind that always keeps creeping around, finding an idle brain-cell to occupy...  So, yeah...  Hundreds, if n...
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Thu - Jan 13, 2011 : 09:08 pm
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General Thoughts
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I got down here to my studio tonight, after playing with the kids, putting Sam to bed, and taking care of a few other odds 'n' ends, and I got to feeling like I should write in my journal.  Not entirely sure about what, but it's been months, if not a few years since I have just sat down to write, with nothing in mind beforehand.  Some of ...
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Tue - Aug 26, 2008 : 10:51 am
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About Me
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Hi there!  I'm PoeticIntensity I guess this is my journal...  still. I started journaling when I was 14, in 1990, as a new years resolution.  I had no idea then just how much I would get into journaling. It took me 12 years, off and on, to transcode all of my 3000+ journal entries, and then put them into a database.  I ...
Babblings / Life / My Journal / Personal
Wed - Apr 02, 2008 : 11:58 am
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Voicemail From Luci
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I was sifting through some old voicemails today, when I found this treasure.  I almost deleted it when it was originally left, but I'm glad I didn't. This will be fun to show Luci when she's older. The voicemail itself is attached as audio in this entry....
Personal
Mon - Jan 04, 2016 : 07:41 pm
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2015 Conf #2 - "God Is At The Helm"
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 "Hold on with Both Hands" - I love this quote.  It suggests that holding on with one hand isn't enough... and honestly, in my life, it hasn't been enough.  When I live the Gospel half-heartedly, I feel a contrast to the times when I know I am giving it my all.  The closer we draw to God, the closer God draws to us (...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Sat - Mar 26, 2011 : 10:00 am
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Echo Audiofire12 + Gentoo Linux
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**UPDATED ARTICLE HERE** (for using the new firewire stack) Okay.  I got my new Echo Audiofire12 3 days ago, and I now have it fully functioning on all 12 ports.  I don't have MIDI working yet, but I haven't really tried on that one. Here's what I did to get it working. First, I'm using the 2.6.33-rt kernel. I enabled the OLD FIRE...
Audio Hardware / Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Jan 06, 2008 : 09:31 pm
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Song - Livin' Right
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Okay.  I've been working on a song since a while back, actually... I wrote the lyrics on the same night I wrote this entry. Anyway... It's just about done.  All I'm waiting for now is some seriously kicking piano tracks from my good friend Scott.  As soon as I receive those, I'm all but sure they'll kick bootie, and I'll incoropor...
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Sun - Jul 26, 2015 : 11:18 pm
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Sunday Miracles...
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 I'm not quite sure why I chose the title, "Sunday Miracles", but it seems to suit what happens when one chooses to follow the Spirit.  In any capacity. Nothing too earth-shattering for today, but I felt inspired to come down and write.  I personally believe the Holy Ghost is far more active in our lives (even if we choos...
Personal / Spiritual