Tue - Mar 01, 2011 : 10:32 am
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3 Nephi : 29
Seems like chapter 29 is all about "spurning", and to be honest, I really don't know what that means. The word is used 4 times in 3 verses, and is used no where else in scripture. It's definitely something we shouldn't do, and may be related to "hissing" or "making game". Very interesting.
Tue - Feb 22, 2011 : 05:13 pm
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3 Nephi : 28 - Fulness of Joy
So, I was reading this chapter when I came upon the phrase "fulness of joy" in verse 10. The phrase caught my eye primarily because it was only mentioned for the 3 Nephites who chose to stay. It was not mentioned for the others. That caused me to wonder how often the phrase "fulness of joy" is used in scr...
Wed - Feb 16, 2011 : 04:14 pm
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3 Nephi : 27
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 ...
Tue - Feb 15, 2011 : 01:05 pm
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3 Nephi : 26
Woo, baby, am I tired!
One thing that I often think about while pondering the Gospel is how blessed I am to live in a time where the fulness of the Gospel is available - and not only available, but I was born into a practicing family, and have made the life choices necessary for me to continue worthy to obtain the blessings given to God's c...
Tue - Feb 08, 2011 : 04:09 pm
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3 Nephi : 25 - Burn Like An Oven
Among the discussions I've had of the scriptures, this one is always a fun one.
"When God says that the earth is gonna burn, does he mean it literally? Are the wicked really gonna burn at the second coming?"
Honestly, for me, I have enough scriptural evidence to convince me to respond in the affirmative.
Also - I'm...
Mon - Feb 07, 2011 : 05:40 pm
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3 Nephi : 24
Interesting that I should choose to read this today, because my wife and I were talking a bit about the 2nd coming last weekend. The second coming shall be like a "refiner's fire", which, of course, is meant to purify - or to burn out impurities. That which abides by the law is sanctified by the same. A talk I once heard...
Tue - Feb 01, 2011 : 10:40 am
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3 Nephi : 22 - 23
Chapter 22 was another toughy, but I figure I'm gonna better my life if I read and am only able to type a tiny bit, rather than not read at all.
I guess my brain is still getting over this sickness, because I find it difficult to do any critical thinking. Anyway...
I found it interesting the bit about "more are the children of the de...
Tue - Jan 18, 2011 : 05:30 pm
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3 Nephi : 21
Ya know... I've now read this chapter twice, and I cannot remember a single thing I read. I started journaling about the chapters of the Book of Mormon January 1, 2008 - as a resolution to write about each and every chapter of the book. I'm not sure if I can make it through this chapter one more time! I have no idea what's going o...
Thu - Jan 13, 2011 : 09:08 pm
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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 ...
Tue - Jan 11, 2011 : 05:33 pm
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3 Nephi : 20
So, in Gospel Doctrine, from time to time, we talk about praying, and how we're supposed to pray all the time, and then we get the comments that it's impossible to "pray" all the time, and then someone else says that we need to be praying "always" in our hearts. That's true, and verse 1 of this chapter is Jesus' commandmen...
Thu - Oct 23, 2008 : 06:12 pm
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PHP / PGSQL Character Encoding
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...
Mon - Sep 22, 2008 : 08:40 am
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Mosiah : 12
I wonder if Abinadi's disguise was due to him not being welcome in the city anymore, as in, he couldn't get in at all without it. Dunno... Just a thought.
Also, I find it quite prophetic for Abiniadi to be using the analogy of a piece of cloth in a hot furnace, as far as the worth of King Noah's life. He could have just as easily used...
Thu - May 22, 2008 : 08:26 pm
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The new FCKeditor version 2.6 seems to have a bug which for me was quite hard to track down.
I use PHP to interface with it, so the bug which causes images uploaded via the quickuploader is found in the
file on line 291.
The error reported by firebug is: uncaught exception: Permission denied to ...
Fri - Aug 10, 2007 : 01:12 am
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VLC - DVD Rip Command
I must proclaim it from the rooftops!!!!
Yes! I finally figured out how to rip DVDs with that nasty Sony ARccOS protection!! (up yours, Sony)
You see, I'm one of the good guys. I don't condone pirating stuff, and rarely pirate anything myself. The collection of the 5500 songs I own, are 99% mine (I'm not perfect), as well as my hundre...
Fri - Aug 13, 2010 : 02:46 pm
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3 Nephi : 11
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...
Wed - Jun 10, 2009 : 12:11 pm
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ATI fglrx vs radeonhd
Man... Starting my new job, I had the opportunity to build a new computer. They ordered me the parts, and I was good to go.
For this computer, I opted to buy two acer 22-inch widescreen monitors. In doing so, I knew I would have to be up and functioning quickly with a dual-head setup running gentoo Linux. I knew this was ...
Wed - Aug 01, 2007 : 09:13 pm
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Okay... I keep on runing into these people who have learned what I want to learn.
About a year ago, I met a guy named Rick Koerber and he seemed like a normal guy. About 6 months later, I find out he's a freaking multi-millionarie. I also find out that he teaches how he did it, and so I learn about it. It seems really legit...
Tue - Jul 08, 2008 : 03:57 pm
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KNRS 570 AM and Linux
When I'm not listening to music, I love listening to a few AM talk radio programs. Well, about six months ago, one of my favorite radio stations, KNRS 570 AM radio, changed their streaming program that let people use the Internet to hear their content.
This change effectively shut-out all Linux users. I chatted with 4 other Linux use...
Wed - Jan 30, 2008 : 10:03 pm
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1st Nephi : 19
Ya know, I love verse 6, and verses like it (2nd Nephi 4, for example). The reason is quite simple.
Sometimes it's hard to remember that prophets are people, too. They're just subject to Satan's temptations and mistakes and errors and such as we are. Verses like this remind me that they aren't perfect, and it brings them down to...
Tue - Oct 09, 2007 : 05:15 pm
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Elder Holland's Talk
This morning I came to work rather ponderous, but not pondering anything in particular. I so enjoyed Elder Holland's talk this last Sunday that I went and downloaded it, watched it, and did about 4 hours of research into the Nicene Creed, which Elder Holland mentioned.
First, I must say, hearing Elder Holland's talk was... uhhh.... a...
Wed - Jun 04, 2008 : 02:49 am
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Examples of Christ-like Living
I went to bed yesterday around 9:00pm, and I should have learned by now that when I go to bed that early, I wake up about 3 hours later and am up for half the night.
So, I might as well see what I can hack out in my journal.
Lately, I've been pondering how I can be more of an example to those around me. An example of what? I'm not...
Tue - May 06, 2008 : 06:05 pm
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Luci Singing Frog Song
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,...
Sat - Jul 11, 2009 : 01:01 pm
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Alma : 34
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...
Wed - Apr 02, 2008 : 11:58 am
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Voicemail From Luci
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....
Tue - Dec 09, 2008 : 11:08 am
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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.
Sun - Jan 06, 2008 : 09:31 pm
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Song - Livin' Right
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...
Tue - Jan 19, 2016 : 10:29 am
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2015 Conf #4 - "Yielding Hearts to God"
"Yielding Our Hearts to God" or "Change of Heart" - Man, I love this talk.
I wish I could tell you all how much this talk means to me. When I heard it the first time, I was with noisy kids, so I didn't get much out of it, but the next time I listened to it was during lunch, and I was alone. I...
Sun - Jul 26, 2015 : 11:18 pm
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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...
Sat - Sep 06, 2008 : 09:32 pm
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Project : LDS-Quotes.com
Although I use the Internet and Linux to make a living, there's still a bunch I have to learn. One of those things happens to be the most popular ad affiliate program in the world.
Last week, I was doing a bit of research, and found that I could be making a bit of money using google adsense. Enough to get rich? Heavens no, but ...
Sun - Jul 27, 2008 : 06:18 pm
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My Wedding Day...
I got married like a bit more than 5 years ago, and I'm lovin' it.
But, during those five years, I've had some footage gracefully shot and donated to me by my friend
on my wedding day. On that day, Ty told me he was going to put something together and give it to me later, but instead, I told him I'd really, really, real...