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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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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 […]

Photos from DreamForce 2012 #df12

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Photos from DreamForce 2012 #df12

I got to attend DreamForce 2012; in case you don’t know, that’s the yearly meetup for all things Salesforce.com. I had a great time and achieved two of my three objectives (the third will have to come later – there were no good sessions covering what I was looking for). The conference was huge, spanning […]

Two gorgeous business cards from Necromance

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Two gorgeous business cards from Necromance

Aviva and I visited one of our favorite West Hollywood shops, Necromance, and I picked up their two business cards. The store is really cool; I bought a skunk skull once and on this trip a pair of bone earrings carved in the shape of a human skull. These business cards are fabulous! Translate

Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land (review)

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Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land (review)

Title: Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land [Hardcover] Author: Paul Buhle, Harvey Pekar, Neal Gabler, David Lasky, Barry Deutsch, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodriguez, Sharon Rudahl Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Abrams ComicArts; Bilingual edition (September 1, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0810997495 ISBN-13: 978-0810997493 This is a very cool book – most of it is a […]

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (review)

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (review)

Title: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business [Hardcover] Author: Charles Duhigg Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1400069289 ISBN-13: 978-1400069286 If you’re into leadership or self-help or helping others, this book should be on your bookshelf (or your iPad). […]

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet [Hardcover] (review)

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Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet [Hardcover] (review)

Title: Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet [Hardcover] Author:Andrew Blum (Author) Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Ecco (May 29, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0061994936 ISBN-13: 978-0061994937 If you want to understand more about the internet, this is a great book. Where most books tell you about web browsers and on-line apps, this book […]

Aviva’s first tattoo

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Aviva’s first tattoo

Aviva got her first tattoo today – it’s based on a French grotesque figure. She said it hurt a little a couple times – she almost pulled away and the artist warned her not to do that. Translate

Photos from Columbus, Detroit, and around LA

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Photos from Columbus, Detroit, and around LA

I just found a folder of photos I neglected to post from our trip to visit our families. My mom, sister and brother-in-law live in Columbus, OH, so we flew there first, then rented a car to drive to Detroit – we couldn’t find a direct flight to Detroit from Columbus (!) and the Amtrak […]