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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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Squirrels at the complex

There are a bunch of brown ground squirrels at our apartment complex.  You see, we had grey squirrels in Chicago, so these were quite original for us, as they’re smaller, a bit less bushy, and, yes, brown. And people feed them in the complex, so they are pretty brazen.  Here’s a picture I took of […]

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MOCA and Little Tokyo

We decided to visit the main MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), which is just down the street from Little Tokyo. We parked across the street from the Disney Concert Hall, which was designed by Frank Gehry, who designed the Millenium Park Pavilion in Chicago.  The building is really neat but slightly out of place among […]

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American Born Chinese

Title: American Born Chinese Author: Gene Luen Yang Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: First Second (September 5, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1596431520 ISBN-13: 978-1596431522 This is a graphic novel whose apparent plot is the story of three Chinese: a monkey king, a young boy, and a stereotypical “chinaman” from the turn of the century.  These three […]

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Singing Bowls

Title: Singing Bowls Paperback: 108 pages Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass,India (November 2002) ISBN-10: 8178221039 ISBN-13: 978-8178221038 I’ve wanted to purchase a Tibetan singing bowl for a long time.  I found this book in at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena; I figured this might give me the push to purchase a bowl. I found the book […]

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Studio City, Burbank and Bergamot Station

We drove over to Studio City and had lunch at Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant on Ventura Blvd.  The food was really good – it was nice to find a good deli here. We stopped in a small gift shop that’s going out of business and ended up buying a Piero Fornasetti self-portrait plate for $80; […]

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New York Times article on micro-blogging

There’s a long, pretty good article on micro-blogging today, Brave New World of Digital Intimacy (I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You). The article presents a reasonable short history along with some good psychology research related to micro-blogging. Translate

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Competitive Strategy

Title: Competitive Strategy Author: Michael E. Porter Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Free Press (January 19, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743260880 ISBN-13: 978-0743260886 I found this book used at Op Amp Bookstore in Los Angeles. I figured this would be a good one to read, as it should help connect some of my IT strategy thoughts […]

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Daedalus’s Children: Part Two of Two (Star Trek: Enterprise)

Title: Daedalus’s Children: Part Two of Two (Star Trek: Enterprise) Author: Dave Stern Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Star Trek (April 27, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743476468 ISBN-13: 978-0743476461 This is part two of a two part series (my short review of part one is here). This wraps up the alternate universe adventure nicely.  […]

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Toastmasters award

I won best speech of the day at Toastmasters today – here’s a picture I took of me and the award: My speech, the second in the Toastmasters series, was on the differences in cultures between Saudi Arabia and The Netherlands. Translate

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Frozen River

We just got back from seeing the movie “Frozen River” which stars Melissa Leo.  Ms Leo was a star of one of our favorite TV series of all time, “Homicide: Life on the Street.” The movie involves a woman whose trying to get a real house after her husband runs off; he’s a former gambling […]