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Weekend in Palm Desert

March 1st, 2010 by alephnaught

Weekend in Palm Desert

Lily doesn’t like dogs. They’re dirty, she says – they smell and they’re dangerous. After this weekend, Aviva’s mom changed her mind a little bit. She agreed we could bring our new puppy Iggy to her house as long as we brought his “cage,” a metal and plastic fence that can be shaped in many […]

How I got the nickname ‘wizard’

January 30th, 2010 by alephnaught

How I got the nickname ‘wizard’

A long long time ago I did real-time programming for a high energy physics research laboratory, KMS Fusion, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I programmed a Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-11/45, and I knew all the assembly instructions required to process an interrupt from the backplane to my code (eventually I wrote a multi-device driver […]

My new wedding ring and another shot of Iggy

January 9th, 2010 by alephnaught

My new wedding ring and another shot of Iggy

I love titanium wedding rings – they are light and typically of modern design.  But, my old one was getting a little tight and, due to its design (a small diamond leaving a hole in the back) I was getting dermatitis underneath. So we bought me a new ring (also titanium): I also took a […]

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Miscellaneous photos

November 2nd, 2009 by alephnaught

Miscellaneous photos

Some more photos I took around and about; all taken with my Blackberry Curve phone. Morning tea in an oriental bowl The sun over my office building A decorative work hanging in the middle of our local Nieman Marcus

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September 21st, 2009 by alephnaught

Fire extinguisher training

No kidding – we had fire extinguisher training at work a week ago; I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to post pictures yet. It was fun; I hadn’t fired off a fire extinguisher since I was a kid.  Now I need to get a couple for home and teach Aviva how to use […]

My new earring

August 17th, 2009 by alephnaught

My new earring

I just got this a few days ago from a vendor on Etsy, Simply Willow.  Her work is somewhat steampunk inspired, and I loved this one when I first saw it.  Its called  Red Key To My Heart Steampunk Earrings.  Here’s a picture of one of them (since I only have one ear pierced I […]

We bought a house

August 7th, 2009 by alephnaught

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 bedrooms and 4 baths big. We bought a painting as our housewarming gift to ourselves – its about 42″ tall and done in a classic Spanish […]

July 30th, 2009 by alephnaught

3 Videos: toys making music, a fountain, and bracelets

Three fun videos… This one is two Japanese toys from a Japanese toy band – Giant Robot carries the whole group, I hope to get them all: This one is a fountain at the Grove, a shopping complex in LA: And lastly this one is Aviva’s bracelets reflecting light off the ceiling of hte car:

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July 25th, 2009 by alephnaught

Nathan’s first tattoo

My son Nathan got his first tattoo today; I think its really cool: And here’s Nathan getting his tattoo:

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ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures

July 23rd, 2009 by alephnaught

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 couple gifts for people that are friends on Twitter. And I posted tweets regularly with photos from the event, which some folks seemed to really enjoy. Here’s a […]