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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
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
Sun - Sep 26, 2010 : 10:47 pm
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Two Delta 1010 Config
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Okay...  So I own and operate a recording studio, and I've been using an M-Audio delta 1010 as my primary audio interface.  This provides me 8 channels of simultaneous audio streams coming into my workstation.  Up until about a month ago, this has been very sufficient. About a month ago, I ordered another Delta 1010, and planned o...
Audio / Audio Hardware / Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Sep 24, 2010 : 09:59 pm
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gentoo + jack + dbus = broken
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Linux + gentoo + jack-audio-connection-kit + dbus use flag enabled = doesn't work any more. Okay... Just a personal note to remember. DO NOT COMPILE jack-audio-connection-kit WITH THE dbus FLAG ENABLED!  IT REMOVES jackd WHICH IS WHAT  qjackctl USES TO START THE JACK SERVER. So... Unless I'm missing something, this is pretty much th...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux
Tue - Sep 21, 2010 : 11:57 pm
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Herod the Fink - Coming This Fall
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Some of you may know that I've been working on a Christmas music project called "Herod the Fink" with someone who has been steadily becoming a great friend of mine - Jesse Crowley. This started September of 2009, when he called me up and asked me if I wanted to work on a few Christmas songs he had been cooking up, and I accepted.  We...
Music
Mon - Sep 13, 2010 : 09:08 am
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3 Nephi : 14
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The golden rule seems to have come out of this chapter. The first thing that caught my attention in this chapter is the possible meaning of verses 4 and 5.  the "mote in thy brother's eye" verses.  Some people would interpret this as "live and let live", or "worry about yourself, not others".   To...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Mon - Sep 06, 2010 : 12:00 am
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2 monitor radeon xorg.conf
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So, I spent a few minutes today seeing how bare-bones I could get my xorg.conf.  My configuration is 2 23-inch Acer monitors, which are side-by-side using a Radeon HD4850 video card.  I'm using gentoo.  make.conf : VIDEO_CARDS="radeon". Also, I've got one big desktop from the 2 monitors.  Here's the config. ...
Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Sep 03, 2010 : 03:26 pm
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3 Nephi : 13
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The first six verses of this chapter talk about performing your "alms" without fanfare.  I'm caught wondering why this is important.  What's the concept behind the action? Well, I think that's the very essense of it. - "Why are you giving?"  "Why are you charitable?"  Is it so you can appear to be...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Mon - Aug 30, 2010 : 01:43 am
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New Song - My Wonder Woman
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So lately, I've been posting little snippets on social networking sites about how awesome I think my wife is.  I really don't know exactly what has been throwing me into this state of absolute gratefulness for her, but it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I guess I'm just having a good hard realization that (only 2nd to God himself) she is th...
Music / Personal
Wed - Aug 25, 2010 : 12:31 pm
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3 Nephi : 12
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Lately, I've been struggling with readaing my scriptures.  I'm not entirely sure why, but lately, instead of just hunkering down and doing it because I know it needs to be done (and then reaping the Spirit due to my obedience), I've just had the hardest time sitting down and actually doing it. Well.. Today I did.  I opened to 3rd Nephi ...
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Tue - Sep 21, 2010 : 11:57 pm
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Herod the Fink - Coming This Fall
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Some of you may know that I've been working on a Christmas music project called "Herod the Fink" with someone who has been steadily becoming a great friend of mine - Jesse Crowley. This started September of 2009, when he called me up and asked me if I wanted to work on a few Christmas songs he had been cooking up, and I accepted.  We...
Music
Sun - Apr 04, 2010 : 10:24 am
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Conference Notes 3
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I love the feeling of Elder Uchtdorf's talk.  We really have no basis upon which to judge each other.  We need to accept and love each other.  "Do unto others that which we would hope they would do unto us" Seems like we need to actually do the work we need to do.  Christ "did" the work, he didn't delegate ...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Thu - Feb 05, 2009 : 09:54 am
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New Song - "No Way Out"
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At the beginning of this year, one of the things I wanted to accomplish by next year was to write enough songs to create an album.  So far I have 3 songs I reallly like, and one which I think should be destroyed by fire.  Not too shabby, considering it's only the beginning of February. When I was 26, 1 day after I had broken up with my...
Music
Mon - Aug 06, 2007 : 09:40 pm
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LDS Doctrine
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As I was sputtering around the net today, I found a pretty cool feature within google, of which I did not know.  Did you know that google can search blogs for stuff you're interested in? Well.. Today I typed in "LDS Doctrine" and I found this site which had all sorts of good stuff in it.   I read one of his posts concernin...
Sun - Apr 18, 2010 : 10:48 pm
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Happy Birthday, Jason!
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Okay...  I know it's a little bit late, but I thought I needed to write about my B-day anyway.  It was the 14th, and evidently, the 16th, too. So, the 14th began with a great time eating lots of great food.  Pancakes for breakfast, my best friend Scott took me to my all-time favorite Thai restaurant and we got some insanely delicio...
Life / Personal
Tue - Sep 13, 2011 : 10:42 am
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Ether : 12 - Continued
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 Ya know..  I think the whole "sight" thing is over-rated.  "Dispute not because ye see not" just shouldn't be an issue.  Prime example is Laman and Lemuel.  They saw angels, and it didn't do jack-squat.  Personally, I believe the sense of the Spirit (as opposed to the sense of sight, or hearing, or...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - Aug 21, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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m4a audio conversion in Linux
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Today, an audio file was sent to me in an email.  This audio was compressed and encoded using the aac codec for compression and wrapped in m4a.  In order to use it, I had to convert this file to a wav format.  Usually, I receive files in mp3, ogg, or flac file types, and use lame, oggdec, or flac to decode them back to wav.  Wit...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux
Wed - Jul 16, 2008 : 03:29 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Will Not Yield - Zwick
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Ya know...  I really liked this talk.  There were points in it where I found his words coming through my mind's eye of the past. While growing up, I was probably on the extreme of what Elder Zwick was trying to convey.  Instead of being tempted to go along with the crowd, I thought the crowd was stupid, and I didn't need them. ...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Sat - May 01, 2010 : 12:31 pm
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Helaman : 10
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Amazing.  A couple of chapters ago, I was commenting on the sad state which Nephi found himself in, and the amazing faith he must have had to remain in a state of faithfulness to God, when everyone around him was wicked. I guess that's the way it goes.  God tries us to our breaking point, careful not to give us trials beyond our capabil...
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Fri - Apr 20, 2007 : 02:43 pm
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Contention Sucks.
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This morning, Steve broke in to chat and said something to the effect of "Pride sucks." Ya know... I completely agree with him. Pride does suck. I wonder why... I've heard it said that "Pride is the only unforgivable sin." This is the doctrine according to me because I can't remember who said it, nor if it was an authority figure, so.... no ...
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Tue - Jan 11, 2011 : 05:33 pm
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3 Nephi : 20
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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...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sun - Nov 01, 2015 : 09:43 pm
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Thanks4Giving 1
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 So, I haven't been one to get on the 31 days of Thanks in November, just because I generally think it's shallow to do such a thing only in November, as we should be doing it all year round, but that, in itself, is even more shallow, because I've never ended up actually doing anyhting of the sort, ever.  So, this November, in the Spirit o...
Personal / Spiritual / Thanks4giving
Fri - Jan 09, 2009 : 08:59 am
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Alma : 5
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I actually read this yesterday while I was about ready to fall asleep, so, I didn't write anything.  However, I did make a goal last year to read through the entire Book of Mormon and write about each and every chapter, so here's what I remember about Alma 5. Within the first 3 verses, Alma makes it apparent that he is talking to the people ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 12:29 am
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Coming soon - Customized Blogs
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Since I created this blogging software, I've been thinking that it's quite static.  Although I might enjoy the way the current style is laid out, not everyone does. I'm now in the process of making the stylesheet almost completely customizable.  Keep your eyes out for a new button which will allow you to customize and personalize your ...
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Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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Off To Wisconsin I Go!
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It's about 10 minutes before I have to leave to go to the airport to fly to Wisconsin to meet my new boss and co-workers.  The situation at Nature's Way is definitely changing. Right now, I just wanted to write down some thoughts and feelings to see how they would contrast against what I think after-the-fact. Right now, quite honestly, I d...
Nature's Way / Personal
Wed - Aug 27, 2008 : 08:59 am
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Dave Pelzer
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I just got done reading the book "A Man Named Dave", after reading "The Lost Boy", and 6 years ago, "A Child Called It". Ya know...  To a certain extent, I enjoy doing things from time to time, to keep myself grounded.  To keep myself living in a reality close to what is real for everyone else.  I do t...
Life
Sun - Nov 02, 2008 : 10:10 pm
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Samuel's Baby Blessing
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Well... Today was the big day at church with the blessing of the newest addition to the Jones family, Samuel Jones. The blessing went well, even if I did botch the proclamation of the power by which the blessing was given.  I'm glad God is a forgiving God. The spirit of the meeting was wonderful, and it testified quite powerfully of one sp...
Family / Friends / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Oct 21, 2014 : 10:20 pm
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Seek God Sooner
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 So, I thought I'd write something down that happened today. For those of you who know me, I'm a pretty laid-back, easy-going type of guy. My wife and I went to sleep quite late, mostly because we couldn't stop talking and laughing with one another (not an uncommon occurrence, unfortunately), and also unfortunately, we were woken up early ...
Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 12, 2009 : 12:01 am
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Starting 2009 off right!
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Well....  It became time again quickly to have a LAN party after the craziness of the holiday season.  So, we decided to have one two days ago.  It was fairly awesome. I didn't bring my camera, so I don't have a video of this one, but suffice it to say that this one was pretty darned fun.  It started with Eric Hansen and I lo...
Computers / Friends / Fun / Games / Personal
Mon - Feb 02, 2009 : 09:48 pm
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LVM2 Auto-Reconnect
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I run a server in my home.  It's nothing more than a hobby-type server that runs gentoo Linux, a couple of web-sites, my myth-tv installation for my home-theater, and all the family files.  I also have about 150 compressed movies on there, all of which can certainly take up a lot of hard drive space. I started this project back in 2004...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux