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Fri - Oct 11, 2019 : 04:19 pm
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Gen Conf. 2019 Elder Oaks
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 First off, I don't like at all that the congregation was laughing during the initial parts of the talk.  This interpretation of humor, to me, tells me people aren't really trying to empathize with someone who could ask that type of question.  Considering the implications of polygamy, the question of living in one's own house vs. liv...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Sun - Apr 01, 2018 : 10:51 am
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Solemn Assembly and Hell Week
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 Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the first solemn assembly I remember having attended.  As I raised my hand in my bedroom while sustaining President Nelson, tears welled up in my eyes.  I felt as if I was partaking in something very important.  I was with Luci and Leah.  Everyone else in my family was out doing o...
Personal / Spiritual / Studio-journey
Mon - Dec 05, 2016 : 11:28 am
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2016 Christmas Adventure
PoeticIntensity
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 So..  I thought I'd write down a little bit about what happened to us on Saturday. I had a recording session Saturday morning while Sarah was doing her monthly stake baptism duties, and we both finished up around noon. We were going to make our yearly journey to Ephraim, UT to climb the mountain and chop down a Christmas tree for our...
Personal
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
Fri - May 13, 2016 : 01:30 am
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13-hour Studio Session
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 Yup..  Today was awesome.  I had a 13.5 hour session, and it was just amazing.  The song creation process was a bit difficult at times, but little-by-little the song formed, and both me and my client (Jed Lefevre) were kind of dumbfounded at the end result.  In the first hour, we had a piano track, and that was it. At th...
Personal / Studio-journey
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
Tue - Jan 19, 2016 : 10:29 am
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2015 Conf #4 - "Yielding Hearts to God"
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"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...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
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 (...
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Wed - Dec 30, 2015 : 02:46 pm
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2015 Conf #1 - "It Works Wonderfully"
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Quote - "Sometimes, the truth may just seem too straightforward, too plain, and too simple for us to fully appreciate its great value.  I wonder if we as Church members might also benefit from asking ourselves from time to time: “Is my experience in the Church working for me? Is it bringing me closer to Christ? Is it blessing m...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Nov 03, 2015 : 12:10 am
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Thanks4giving 2
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 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
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Sat - Sep 12, 2009 : 11:05 pm
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Getting the Mix Right...
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When I originally mixed a tune from Sugar Stone, I didn't have enough time to really nail it.  I did a good enough job for the time allotted, but when the product was delivered, I thought there could be a lot of improvements made. So, I decided to spend a few hours today seeing what I could do about it.  Before I go any further, here's...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Thu - Feb 12, 2009 : 06:31 pm
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A temple trip to remember
koyote Dreams
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So the other night my ward had the first temple trip of the year. I was unable to hide the fact that I so badly wanted to go! I needed the peaceful easy feeling that only the temple can give, but I was also very worried at teh same time. Because the last temple trip my ward went on the youth did not behave themselves like they should've and they go...
Tue - Oct 28, 2008 : 10:20 am
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The Sweetest Feeling
SSwims
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~I just feel so much in my heart right now. Words truly cannot express how full my heart is. I just finished watching the movie "A Far Off Place". It has always been one of my favorites since I was a little girl. The music in it has always stirred deep emotions within me. It is just gorgeous. It has a melody that tugs at my heart. I ...
Everyday Thoughts / Family / Friends / Lds / Life / Music / My Journal / Religion / Spiritual
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 11:27 pm
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Flight To Green Bay
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  This sucks.  I just spent the last 10 minutes typing up a nice novel on how today was spent, and I then proceeded to accidentally delete it.  How unfortunate.  Let's see if I can do it again. ....nope.  Sorry...  I'm tired, and it's late (it's now 12:30am), and I've got to get up tomorrow morning. Suffic...
Fun / Life / Nature's Way
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
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Okay...  So lately the studio has been getting some serious upgrades, thanks to all of you who have been supporting me, and creating awesome music. About a month ago, I was chatting it up with a good friend, Jesse Crowley, about how in the world we were going to sell our fabulous new Herod the Fink album this season.  You see, there ar...
Audio Hardware / Drums / Music
Sat - Feb 23, 2013 : 10:03 pm
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Pilot #1 / New Name
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So...  Yeah... Holy cow.  I started writing this as a Facebook update, and quickly realized ther was too much to say, so, into the blog it goes! The bottom line is - We are back in business, people! As of right now, the new studio is close to being finished, but the good news is - we can record.  I've got 3 channels wired up, a...
Studio
Wed - Jul 25, 2007 : 09:38 pm
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Two Motorcycles and The Moon
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"What is a motorcycle doing in *this*?", I thought as I continued upward through the winding Spanish Fork canyon.   It wasn't so much that a motorcycle was in this particular canyon, but rather in the canyon during one of the 3 most torrential downpours I've seen during my lifetime. I was coming home from work today when about ...
Fri - Aug 29, 2008 : 08:58 am
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Book Of Mormon Lands
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I've been reading a few books and websites lately on the "geography of the Book of Mormon", and see that it is quite a contentious point for many people!  A desire to understand the BOM geography was the specific thing that got me into reading the Boook of Mormon for the first time on my own.  That isn't to say that my testimony...
Mon - Aug 04, 2008 : 12:08 am
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Life is Precious
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Well I was going to do this last night but it was just to much to do.  So here it goes.  Wow what a life changing event.  This might be a little bit graphic for some but I am going to tell it how it is.  So here it goes.  Yesterday I worked at the airport I transport people to and from the airport.  I was called to go ...
Mon - Jan 18, 2010 : 01:25 am
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Blues Aces Session
AudioGuru
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Last Friday, we had the awesome opportunity to meet a fairly incredible group of girls.  They call themselves The Blue Aces, and after having listened to them strum a few chords, I'd say they've earned their title. Their manager contacted me after hearing a few samples from Advanced Budget Studios, and was interested in getting a pilot song...
Audio / Mixing / Music
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Wed - Sep 26, 2007 : 01:40 pm
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Ugliest Animal Ever
PoeticIntensity
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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
Sat - Dec 01, 2007 : 06:56 pm
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Windows 98 Product Key
PoeticIntensity
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  I was floating around the webosphere, when I came upon this key, which, evidently is released by Microsoft themselves.  It is claimed to work on all Windows 98 CDs VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ  I've personally verified that it works with Windows 98 1st Edition (helping my neighbor with computers too old to run XP efficiently...
Microsoft
Fri - Feb 13, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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SOAP, PHP, and WSDL
PoeticIntensity
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I spent pretty much all of yesterday trying in vain to write a soap client to connect to a web service provided by our new partner in Green Bay, WI. After about 6 solid hours of getting the same error, a great programmer and acquaintence of mine, Jared Smith gave me a quick tip on how to fix it. Before I get to the fix, let me say that first, I...
Computers / Linux / Programming
Mon - Apr 06, 2009 : 08:45 am
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Disney DRM, Ripping DVDs
PoeticIntensity
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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
Tue - May 20, 2008 : 06:50 pm
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FFmpeg Webcam Video in Linux
PoeticIntensity
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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
Tue - Oct 12, 2010 : 02:50 pm
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IE min-height solution
PoeticIntensity
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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 - Mar 17, 2009 : 02:46 pm
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Outlook Calendar Events in PHP
PoeticIntensity
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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
Tue - Sep 09, 2008 : 02:14 pm
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Evolution / Exchange Howto
PoeticIntensity
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I just spent the last 5 hours trying to get Evolution to connect to our corporate Exchange server.  I finally figured it out, and I can now interoperate 100% with calendars, contacts, meetings, and email from our Exchange server. Due to the wide array of configuration options in Exchange, doing a step-by-step how-to would be, for the most p...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux / Microsoft
Thu - Jul 16, 2009 : 12:28 am
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Notes on AC3 to MP3 using ffmpeg
PoeticIntensity
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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
Mon - Jul 07, 2008 : 10:23 pm
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Phenom VS. Athlon X2
PoeticIntensity
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Ever since I built my first computer with a K6-2 200MHZ processor back in 1998, I've never looked back.  I've been an AMD guy my whole computing career. Recently, AMD has been having some tough times with their processors, and understandably, people haven't been buying their stuff as much. For what it's worth, I definitely had my doubts ...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux