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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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Alif the Unseen (review)

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Alif the Unseen (review)

Title: Alif the Unseen Author: G. Willow Wilson Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Grove Press; First Edition edition (June 19, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0802120202 ISBN-13: 978-0802120205 I found this book while browsing at Small World Books on the boardwalk in Venice Beach. The book starts with an old man who has enslaved a jinn to […]

The dogs

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The dogs

We’ve been dog sitting Bentley for a friend while she and her husband travel the world for over a month; we finally got them to stay in one place long enough to get a picture. Translate

Thanksgiving dinner pics

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Thanksgiving dinner pics

We had family over for Thanksgiving dinner; here are some pics of the dishes and settings. Translate

How Music Works (review)

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How Music Works (review)

Title: How Music Works Author: David Byrne Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: McSweeney’s; First Edition edition (September 12, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1936365537 ISBN-13: 978-1936365531 I purchased the iBooks version, which included a lot of extra material such as photos and lecture material (which was cool) and a bunch of music at the end (which I […]

My first iOS 6 / iPhone 5 panorama photo (Venice Beach, Malibu)

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My first iOS 6 / iPhone 5 panorama photo (Venice Beach, Malibu)

We went to Venice Beach to check out a flea market, then went back to Malibu to have dinner at the Reel Inn, which is the best inexpensive seafood place we’ve found in the LA area. I decided to try the panorama feature of the new camera app – I think it worked well (it […]

Volunteering at Sunrise Elementary School

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Volunteering at Sunrise Elementary School

On Halloween, a bunch of us from work went to Sunrise Elementary School to spend time with the kids and, it turned out, give the teachers a break. It was fun – my group ended up with the kindergartners; we read to them and then directed them in a couple coloring exercises. You have to […]

Giant Robot Biennale and Heavenese

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Giant Robot Biennale and Heavenese

Yesterday we went to Little Tokyo to check out the Giant Robot Biennale at Japanese American National Museum; the show was very cool, lots of highly customized figures from artists that show and sell with Giant Robot. We also ran into a Japanese musical troop called Heavenese – they play music combining Japanese and gospel […]

Wanted to give everyone a hei five!

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The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism

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The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism

Title:The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism Author:Matt Mason Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (May 5, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 141653220X ISBN-13: 978-1416532200 I saw this book in a bookstore when we were trading in books and decided to give it a try – I’m glad I did, overall. The […]

Art Platform Los Angeles

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Art Platform Los Angeles

Aviva and I decided to check out the Art Platform Los Angeles art fair in Santa Monica. It’s held in a few airplane hangers at the Santa Monica Airport. The show was okay, I saw a few things I liked, Aviva saw a few less that she liked (which is normal); we also checked out […]