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Download “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty” now!

Finally had time to finish my new album, “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty.” You can download a zip of the MP3 files and ...

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How @purplehayz tweets

Introduction This post was started because I get asked regularly if I ever sleep. I do, typically from 10P Pacific time til about 4:30A each...

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We bought a house

We finally bought a house in SoCal – its not as close to Los Angeles as we wanted (its in Woodland Hills), but its big and its ours; 5...

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ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures

My son Nathan and I attended the Thursday opening of ComicCon 2009; we had a great time, we walked the whole exhibit hall floor. I got a cou...

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A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

Just a bunch of pictures I took with my Blackberry over the last month or so; no one category deserved a separate post, so here’s a ga...

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Visit to Palm Springs, Wayne Thiebaud retrospective

We visited the Palm Springs Art Museum to see the retrospective of Wayne Thiebaud titled “70 Years of Painting.”  Thiebaud be...

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Make your very own IC earring

My geekiest fashion accessory is my IC earring; I’ve made several because friends have asked (sometimes demanded!) them.  I’v...

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Paper model of Chartres Cathedral – IT’S DONE!

I bought a model to assemble of the famous Chartres Cathedral in the Cathedral gift shop, and this entry will track how I put it together. T...

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The Rambling Robbie Rhino cardboard kit

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The Rambling Robbie Rhino cardboard kit

I was on Fab the other day and saw this cardboard kit for sale. It arrived earlier this week. It took me about 15 minutes to assemble – you can get an idea of the size of the finished model from the Mountain Dew can.

Some photos from Palm Desert and Palm Springs

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Some photos from Palm Desert and Palm Springs

Just got back from visiting my mother-in-law; here are some pictures I took while we were there:

Review of Epic projection Bluetooth keyboard

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Review of Epic projection Bluetooth keyboard

Trying out the Celluon, inc. Epic pocket projection Bluetooth keyboard. I got mine from ThinkGeek.  it really works! I`m using it to type this. It really is small and light. Pairing was simple, and it re-pairs when powered on. There are key clicks when you type which helps. The keyboard is bright when projected on […]

Gummi Bear Anatomy

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Gummi Bear Anatomy

I got a new hard shell case for my iPhone; when Aviva saw the case she flipped and thought it was fabulous! I remembered the toy based on the design so I hunted it down on the internet and bought one.  The ‘visible gummi bear’ arrived in a box with its insides in plastic bags […]

New papercraft kits: Skull and pigeon

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New papercraft kits: Skull and pigeon

While at Bergamot Station yesterday, I went into GFA / Lois Lambert Gallery – it’s a great little shop with lots of very odd things. They had a miniature Vince skull kit (I got the large skull from Fab and assembled it) and a new d-torso kit of a flying pigeon (or flying rat as […]

Bergomot Station – Checking out art in LA

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Bergomot Station – Checking out art in LA

Aviva and I decided to check out some shows at Bergomot Station – that’s an old warehouse area that’s been converted into a collection of art galleries. We saw three shows that stood out. First, Aviva wanted to see the Irene Hardwicke Olivieri show – the work is wonderful, colorful, thoughtful. Much of the work […]

The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work (review)

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The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work (review)

Title: The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work (review) Author: Scott Berkun File Size: 1931 KB Print Length: 277 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118660633 Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (August 20, 2013) Language: English ASIN: B00DVJXI4M Loved this book! One of the fastest reads I’ve had lately, coupled with more highlighter and […]

RobotiKits Walking King Crab

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RobotiKits Walking King Crab

I bought this kit in Japantown in San Francisco and finally had time to assemble it today. And it works! Put it in bright sunshine and it slowly walks – check out the video:  

San Francisco (photos)

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San Francisco (photos)

We just got back from a short driving trip to San Francisco. I thought driving through the midwest was boring – try driving north to San Francisco from Los Angeles. In the summer, it’s brown. And more brown. And flat. Very flat. We stayed in Hotel Tomo – a really good choice as long as […]