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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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Basil finally plays right with stuffed animals

Basil used to just tear up stuffed animals when we’d give them to him. But, I won a Snoopy at a MetLaw presentation at work, and he seems to have learned to carry the stuffed toy around like bigger dogs do.  Maybe he learned this from his time in doggy daycare… Translate

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Forest of Pipes: The Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ

Title: Forest of Pipes: The Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ Author: Jennifer Zobelein Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Balcony Press; 1 edition (April 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1890449431 ISBN-13: 978-1890449438 We bought this book when we visited the Walt Disney Concert Hall store.  I love pipe organs; my family built a Schober electronic theatre organ from […]

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Three photos of Chinatown

I took three pictures I thought were pretty cool while in Chinatown today. A flyer pasted on a box A street in Chinatown with cool paper lanterns A closeup of some of the lanterns Translate

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Do you trust executives?

I’ve been thinking about executive salaries among other things.  A few years ago, I read an interesting article on the start of the Great Depression; the author noted that wealth had never been so concentrated in so few hands as it was just before the start. Today I read “In Bailout Furor, Wall Street Pay […]

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YOTSUBA&! Volume 4

Title: YOTSUBA&! Volume 4 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: ADV Manga (July 4, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1413903452 ISBN-13: 978-1413903454 These graphic novels are infectious.  In this issue, Yotsuba learns to fish, Muira learns that she doesn’t like cleaning fish, but Ena enjoys it.  Jumbo once again doesn’t get to spend time with […]

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Bail out foriegn banks? You’re kidding, right?

In today’s New York Times I read “Foreign Nations Pledge Support, but Not Financing” with some interest. I especially liked the following quote: “There’s a view in Europe that this is a U.S.-made problem, and that it should be solved in the U.S.,” said Charles H. Dallara, the managing director of the Institute for International […]

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YOTSUBA&! Volume 3

Title: YOTSUBA&! Volume 3 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: ADV Manga (October 3, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1413903290 ISBN-13: 978-1413903294 And I just finished Volume 3.  Jumbo is a florist, and Yotsuba got to go to the zoo and see an elephant and experience hand-held fireworks and then the real thing at the […]

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YOTSUBA&! Volume 1

Title: YOTSUBA&! Volume 1 Author: Azuma Kiyohiko Paperback: 232 pages Publisher: ADV Manga (June 6, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1413903177 ISBN-13: 978-1413903171 I finished Volume 2 Friday night, and finished Volume 1 last night. This series is keeping my attention well.  Its neat that this is within the manga genre but isn’t about fighting but […]

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Don’t pay me now, I’ll just print money

So I’ve been watching all the shenanigans surrounding our current financial crisis.  And I’ve been reading and hearing about what Barack Obama and John McCain plan to do about it (you can’t miss it, just turn on any television in the United States). Let’s see, we’ve had quite a while where taxes were reduced for […]

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YOTSUBA&! Volume 2

Title: YOTSUBA&! Volume 2 Author: Azuma Kiyohiko Paperback: 184 pages Publisher: ADV Manga (August 1, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1413903185 ISBN-13: 978-1413903188 Yotsuba&! is a manga series that follows a little girl, Yotsuba, who moves with her father to a new house.  Next door live three sisters: Asagi (the oldest), Fuka (the middle one), and […]