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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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Trip to San Diego

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Trip to San Diego

Aviva and I decided to drive to San Diego on July 24 and spend three nights there. It was Aviva’s first time in San Diego. We stayed at the Best Western Plus Bayside Inn. After checking in, we walked to Little Italy and had a good dinner at Buon Appetito. The meal was really good. […]

Cardboard dragon kit assembly from d-torso (pictures)

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Cardboard dragon kit assembly from d-torso (pictures)

I recently purchased another d-torso kit, this time from Fab. This kit looked really cool – a red dragon (of Hannibal Lecter and William Blake fame). I love making things, I’ve made a few of these before (1, 2). Here are pictures of the finished kit – I think it’s fabulous! Translate

California Science Center

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California Science Center

My company, DIRECTV, rented the California Science Center for the night – we’d never been there before so this was a great chance for Aviva and I to check it out. This is where the space shuttle Endeavor ended up; it’s in a huge hanger-like structure with a lot of related material surrounding it. It’s […]

Anime Expo and other recent stuff

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Anime Expo and other recent stuff

A lot has happened over the last month; I was promoted at work to Director and have about half of DIRECTV’s CRM systems (and now that I’ve counted a heck of a lot of folks). My son came to visit on my birthday – we spent two days at Anime Expo, it was amazing – […]

More photos of Iggy

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More photos of Iggy

Iggy wanted attention this morning; he brought a carrot with him, I gave it back to him and he decided to hold it for a while. And he did his “I’m so relaxed I’m going to stick my tongue out” bit. And a couple other pictures I haven’t posted before (Aviva and I laughingly call […]

Delegation 101

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Delegation 101

At work, I get asked all the time how to delegate more effectively; I hope it’s because I do it well and not because they want me to self-examine…. I think I’ve come up with how to get into that discussion now. I start with the common questions we should ask about most things: Who […]

Iggy moonwalking

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Iggy moonwalking

Finally got a short video of Iggy moonwalking. You see, he’s become afraid of walking on some parts of the floors, and sometimes he’ll back over a section he doesn’t like. No, I don’t understand either; he’s a dog and he won’t tell me what’s up. Here’s the video: Translate

Mom, Hart and I

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Mom, Hart and I

From left to right, my sister Hart, my mom, and I. Translate

Vince, the cardboard skull kit

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Vince, the cardboard skull kit

I saw what looked like a cool cardboard skull kit on Fab, so I ordered it. This weekend I had time to put it together. The instructions were simple and clear, and assembly was pretty easy. The parts were numbered with little etched numbers on one side, so I punched them out and arranged them […]

Koreatown

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Koreatown

Saturday we decided to drive to Koreatown – we’d seen Anthony Bourdain’s latest CNN show and wanted to check some of the places out. We hit two of the malls, then had dinner at a place Bourdain recommended, Restaurant Dong Il Jang. We loved dinner – the food was really good and there was just […]