Archive for July, 2009

July 30th, 2009 by alephnaught

3 Videos: toys making music, a fountain, and bracelets

Three fun videos… This one is two Japanese toys from a Japanese toy band – Giant Robot carries the whole group, I hope to get them all: This one is a fountain at the Grove, a shopping complex in LA: And lastly this one is Aviva’s bracelets reflecting light off the ceiling of hte car: […]

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July 25th, 2009 by alephnaught

Nathan’s first tattoo

My son Nathan got his first tattoo today; I think its really cool: And here’s Nathan getting his tattoo: Translate

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The Getty Museum

July 24th, 2009 by alephnaught

The Getty Museum

After driving home from ComicCon 2009, we decided to visit the Getty Museum, since Nathan, my son, had never been there.  Its a picturesque large museum overlooking Los Angeles; the Getty has the largest art conservatorship in the United States.  Aviva and I have been to the Getty Museum before to see the Bernini and […]

ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures

July 23rd, 2009 by alephnaught

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 couple gifts for people that are friends on Twitter. And I posted tweets regularly with photos from the event, which some folks seemed to really enjoy. Here’s a […]

July 22nd, 2009 by alephnaught

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design

Title: Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design Author: Andy Clarke Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: New Riders Press; 1 edition (November 25, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321410971 ISBN-13: 978-0321410979 This book isn’t really about Transcending CSS but instead equal parts history, technique, design, process and futures. And if you want to do more with […]

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A massage, chairs in a window, the Farmers Market, and some

July 12th, 2009 by alephnaught

A massage, chairs in a window, the Farmers Market, and some

Another posting of miscellaneous stuff we did recently. Aviva got me a massage for my birthday, so I went to the local spa/training place; it was a very nice massage, helped relax my neck. We also took a trip to the Farmer’s Market and the Grove in LA – here’s a metal sculpture there: We […]

My 50th birthday celebration

July 3rd, 2009 by alephnaught

My 50th birthday celebration

We decided to go out for dinner for my birthday on Friday July 3 because most of the good places are closed on the 4th.  We drove down to west Hollywood to check out the latest version of my glasses – they’re still too big but much closer, hopefully we’ll be ready to order them […]

Santa Barbara

July 2nd, 2009 by alephnaught

Santa Barbara

Since my company decided to give everyone an extra day off, I suggested a day trip – Aviva agreed and we decided to go to Santa Barbara. We dropped Basil off at his sitter’s and then drove out to Santa Barbara.  When we got there it was bright, sunny and in the 70s, a nice […]