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My 4th album, Virgin, is out!

My 4th full release album, Virgin, is out and available on all the major streaming and downloading services. You can get links to the most c...

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My new album Robot Sex is available everywhere!

It’s finally done – Robot Sex is out there and ready for you to listen to on your favorite services.   You can grab the album direc...

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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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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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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 […]

Continental Art Supply and the Getty Museum

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Continental Art Supply and the Getty Museum

Today we started at Continental Art Supply and the Bead Shop next door; we had lunch at Mort’s Delicatessen, a good lunch spot in the valley. Then we drove down to the Getty Museum to see the exhibition “Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages” which was drawn from their […]

The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides (Voices That Matter) (review)

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The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides (Voices That Matter) (review)

Title: The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides (Voices That Matter) Author: Garr Reynolds Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: New Riders Press; 1 edition (December 9, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321704452 ISBN-13: 978-0321704450 This could be an excellent book for a novice presenter. I really enjoyed reading this book, not only is it […]

Travel tool experiments and experiences

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Travel tool experiments and experiences

I just got back from almost two weeks in northern Italy, and I used a different set of tools for this trip than our other trips. I left my laptop at home – I used my new iPad And iPhone for everything. And it worked well – they took up less space, were a lot […]

Flight home from Bologna

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Flight home from Bologna

We got up insanely early – my flight left at 7:10A so I got up at 3:45A to shower and eat breakfast (breakfast at the Sheraton starts at 4:30A). I made the first shuttle at 5A. I had to ask where the Air France check-in was. While i was waiting in line, a woman from […]

Ravenna to Bologna

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Ravenna to Bologna

We got up late by design – we’re both tired and today is a rest day. We cleaned up and checked out of the hotel. After a quick lunch we took a taxi to the train station and caught a train to Bologna. We ate a really good, vegetarian lunch at Botega Conti-De Francesco. We […]

Ravenna, day 2

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Ravenna, day 2

I woke up before the alarm this morning – because the room is a mini-suite I could get up, use the wash room and get on my iPad without bothering Aviva. We cancelled tonight in Bologna – no one knows anything about a strike so we’ll go back to our original plan to train to […]

Ferrara to Ravenna

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Ferrara to Ravenna

We got up very early (5:30A) so we could get cleaned up and eat before trying to make a train just before 10A to Ravenna – otherwise it’s after noon. We checked out (too bad – this was one of the best hotels we’ve stayed in) and made the 9:22A train! It stopped everywhere… We […]

From Padua to Ferrara

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From Padua to Ferrara

We got up too early – our alarm went off a half hour too early, the battery may be going. We’re moving slowly today – as usual, as our vacations progress we get more and more tired (I need a vacation from my vacation). We’re hoping the recent earthquakes haven’t damaged Ferrara too much; we […]

Padua, day 2

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Padua, day 2

We got up and had breakfast, which was quite good. We’re shipping home dirty clothes and some other things to lighten our load for the next two train trips; it wasn’t cheap but it shrank and lightened our load. Got cleaned up and headed out – our first really cloudy day with a chance of […]