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“Spring Rolls” is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify!

My new album Spring Rolls is available now on CD Baby at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alephnaughtandthenullset4 You can find it on iTunes at: h...

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My album Parallel Lines is now available on CD Baby and iTunes!

My latest album is out, “Parallel Lines.” My music is influenced by various genres. I recorded this album at home. You can find ...

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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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My mom’s 85th birthday

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My mom’s 85th birthday

Aviva and I boarded Iggy for his first extended overnight (we did a one night test run first) and flew to Columbus, Ohio on Southwest Airlines for my mom’s 85th birthday on August 15; I brought along my copy of Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations which I read […]

The schipperke party

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The schipperke party

Yesterday we took Iggy to a schipperke party. Yes, that’s right – there were 24 schipperkes in one place! So adorable! The dogs were all very well behaved, played and lounged together. Iggy won the award for “Best Dressed!” The pot luck was great, we made pizzas with fresh basil, all the food was really […]

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Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing

Title: Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing (Star Trek : Enterprise) Author: Michael A. Martin Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Star Trek; Original edition (October 20, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 143910798X ISBN-13: 978-1439107980 I admit it – I didn’t watch Star Trek: Enterprise when it was first on television – I didn’t […]

Photos from Santa Monica Pier

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Photos from Santa Monica Pier

The IT group I work in took an afternoon off at Santa Monica Pier, which is a shopping and amusement park out over the Pacific off the Santa Monica beach. I won a small plush fish for Aviva and otherwise talked and took pictures…. Translate

Iggy pulls at Aviva’s dress

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Iggy pulls at Aviva’s dress

Iggy’s started to get nippy with us, and he’s started pulling on Aviva’s dress, especially if I touch her; he’s getting very jealous. We’re going to start telling him no, but this one time was cute so we filmed it.  Hope you like it! Translate

Birthday dinner – Firenze Osteria

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Birthday dinner – Firenze Osteria

We’ve eaten at quite a few Osteria in Italy – those eateries are typically high quality but offer a more limited menu than restaurants; we’ve usually had great success eating at osterias. And Firenze Osteria is no exception! Here is the description from their flyer: A stone’s throw from Universal Studios, Firenze Osteria is setting […]

Iggy, are you going to chew that thing? (video)

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Iggy, are you going to chew that thing? (video)

Iggy is a very submissive dog – I’ve never had a dog so willing to go on his back before. Here, he’s got a bully stick (that’s dried bull penis in case you didn’t know, much better for dogs than rawhide, unfortunately a lot more expensive too) in his mouth but he’s just laying there. […]

Like button stamp

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Like button stamp

Nation, a design studio, decided to make Like and Dislike rubber stamps that mimic the Like button from Facebook. When I saw them, I had to have them, so I ordered them. And they arrived today – here’s a sample: I can’t wait to stamp a paper at work with the Like stamp! Translate

Image transfers

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Image transfers

Aviva has been trying out using image transfers as an underlying part of her latest artwork; this involves copying images onto special “paper” and then using turpentine to transfer the resulting decal onto canvas. Since I know how to use Photoshop, I scan and muck up the images (mostly reducing contrast and blurring them a […]

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Iggy loves dogs on TV

Whenever Iggy sees or hears a dog on TV, he stares intently and then starts barking and doing pat-a-cake; this video is the tail end of his reaction to a segment on CBS Sunday Morning on rescuing a dog. Translate