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Sunday thought: "God asks us to enter into these binding agreements, these covenants, with Him because He loves us." - Bonnie L. Oscarson

This weekend, women from around the world gathered to BYU for the annual women's conference. The conference focused on the importance of making and keeping covenants, and included remarks from various Church leaders.

Highlights from many of these addresses can be found here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/2x7id
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I appreciate the testimony shared beginning at about 4:03.
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I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do.
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Took this shot today while working at my client in the content delivery business. This is just one row, there are many rows like this in their broadcast operations center.

Each rack contains eight 300 disc CD jukeboxes, a media manager to control the jukeboxes (driven by back end control systems), and an audio encoder that converts the digital audio in from the player to a 384kbps stream. The encoder produces two streams for each audio channel, and then each of the streams is routed over a separate IP network path to a receiving unit in one of three satellite uplink facilities. The audio outputs from the receiver into a specialized encoder, and the signal is then transmitted to one of three satellites in geosync orbit. If packets are lost on one of the streams, the receiver reassembles the audio from packets in the secondary stream.

The client will soon be delivering hundreds of channels using this new system, replacing a distributed model at each of the uplinks. Want to hear them? If you're a Dish or DirecTV customer, you can. Just tune to your music channels. That's right, the music channels on your satellite TV subscription are being played from one of 450,000 CDs spinning in a broadcast center in South Carolina. Over the network I built.

And before you ask, why CDs? Because licensing in the music industry is a labyrinthine kludge, and spinning from CD versus MP3 saves these guys tens of millions per year in licensing costs. Nuts, isn't it?
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I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do.
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thanks lovey, its a good reminder
love, molly
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