1 class="post-178713 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-featured category-music category-personal category-portfolio" id="post-178713"> 2 class="post-176053 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-featured category-music category-personal category-portfolio" id="post-176053"> 3 class="post-144305 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-featured category-ireland category-music" id="post-144305"> 4 class="post-2962 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-featured category-social-networking-computer tag-google-reader tag-klout tag-social-oomph tag-tweet tag-tweetlevel tag-twitter" id="post-2962"> 5 class="post-2488 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-featured category-personal category-portfolio" id="post-2488"> 6 class="post-2399 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-california category-featured category-personal category-portfolio category-san-diego category-travel-foreign category-united-states tag-comiccon" id="post-2399"> 7 class="post-1691 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-california category-featured category-los-angeles category-palm-springs category-personal category-portfolio category-travel-foreign category-united-states" id="post-1691"> 8 class="post-1593 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-featured category-palm-springs category-portfolio category-travel-foreign category-united-states tag-los-angeles tag-palm-springs-art-museum tag-pasadena tag-wayne-thiebaud" id="post-1593"> 9 class="post-1398 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-crafts category-featured category-portfolio tag-555-timer-chip tag-computer-chip tag-earring tag-radio-shack tag-timer-chip" id="post-1398"> 10 class="post-202 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-crafts category-featured category-personal category-portfolio tag-chartres-cathedral tag-paper-model" id="post-202">

“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...

Read more »

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

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 ...

Read more »

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

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 ...

Read more »

> Download “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty” now!
>

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...

Read more »

> How @purplehayz tweets
>

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...

Read more »

> We bought a house
>

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...

Read more »

> ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures
>

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...

Read more »

> A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone
>

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...

Read more »

> Visit to Palm Springs, Wayne Thiebaud retrospective
>

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...

Read more »

> Make your very own IC earring
>

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...

Read more »

> Paper model of Chartres Cathedral – IT’S DONE!
>

Recap of the #140conf in Los Angeles

by

Add Comment

Recap of the #140conf in Los Angeles

I arrived at the Henry Ford Music Box Theatre 15 minutes before registration – I’ve lived in LA long enough to know you leave early if you want to make sure you arrive on time, thank you LA traffic. The theatre is a very cool place; I was most impressed with the interior, which is […]

TriMirror – Crowdsourcing fashion

by

1 Comment

TriMirror – Crowdsourcing fashion

I found TriMirror (http://www.trimirror.com/), or perhaps it found me, thanks to @Bellpopping.  I’ve been dabbling in fashion related web stuff for a while now – I was a beta member of Swirl and I’ve started watching the Rachel Zoe Project and subscribed to her newsletter, among other bits. When Basya suggested I take a look […]

Aviva’s studio tour, part of VAST

by

Add Comment

Aviva’s studio tour, part of VAST

VAST (Valley Artist Studio Tour 2010) was this weekend; sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Arts Council, VAST gives its members an opportunity to show off their work and invite non-artists into their studios.  Last night was the reception for the event – quite a number of people showed up, the food was good, and […]

Jett, a new member of our family

by

Add Comment

Jett, a new member of our family

We want to get another dog; dogs are pack animals and we think Iggy would like having a second dog, and another dog would get all the love and food and care they could desire.  The breeder that sold us Iggy has a smaller 11 month old female, Sissie – she brought her over today […]

HTML5 for Web Designers (review)

by

Add Comment

HTML5 for Web Designers (review)

Title: HTML5 for Web Designers Author: Jeremy Keith Paperback: 87 pages Publisher: A Book Apart (2010) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0-9844425-0-8 This is a small book and it’s written in a very engaging and direct way.  Here’s the table of contents: A Brief History of Markup (Read this chapter online!) The Design of HTML5 Rich Media […]

Necromance

by

Add Comment

Necromance

Aviva and I decided yesterday to drive to West Hollywood and visit one of our favorite stores in LA, Necromance (we also stopped at the MOCA annex at the Pacific Design Center, the bookstore was removed to provide more space for a video exhibition, and had a really good snack at LaLa’s). There are two […]

Pictures (and a postcard) from Silver Lake and Los Feliz

by

Add Comment

Pictures (and a postcard) from Silver Lake and Los Feliz

Just two random photos and a very cool postcard: Translate

by

Add Comment

Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps

Title: Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps Author: Josh Clark Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (June 18, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1449381650 ISBN-13: 978-1449381653 If you want to create dynamite iPhone apps, this is the book for you. It won’t teach you to program – there are books on using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript or Objective-C […]

Iggy likes to eat while lying down (video)

by

2 Comments

Iggy likes to eat while lying down (video)

I took this video last night with my Flip. Iggy likes to eat lying down, Greco-Roman style. It’s really funny – as you can see, he’ll move the food around with his snout so he can eat more. He ate most of his dinner this way last night. Translate

Two graphic novels about the post-rapture world

by

7 Comments

Two graphic novels about the post-rapture world

When I read an article about two graphic novels tackling the question of what a post-rapture world would look like, I had to read them. The rapture is when Jesus / God raises the good souls to heaven, this from the Christian liturgy. Both graphic novels consider the time after the good are risen and […]