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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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On to Padua

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On to Padua

We got up to our alarm, showered and got breakfast. Then it was off to the train station and to Padua, or Padova in Italian. The train was packed, no air conditioning and it was quite humid. We got to our hotel, Hotel Plaza. It’s a very nice hotel. Unfortunately, it’s Sunday and so almost […]

Bergamo, then back to Verona for the night

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Bergamo, then back to Verona for the night

We got up late, just after 7AM and grabbed breakfast, which was quite good. Got cleaned up and headed out. We took a taxi up to Accademia Carrara – GAMeC; the main building is closed for maintenance but they have a special exhibit up of works by Carlo Ceresa. The show was nice including room […]

Training to Bergamo

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Training to Bergamo

We didn’t sleep well. We got up, cleaned up, and had breakfast. Then dropped our big bags with our hotel to hold and caught a taxi to the a train station. We took a train to Brescia, but then a bus to Bergamo; the desk clerk didn’t know they ran buses to Bergamo… We spent […]

Verona, day 2

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Verona, day 2

We didn’t sleep especially well – I fell asleep quickly and then woke up early, Aviva didn’t fall asleep for a while and then sleep until time to wake up. Aviva’s phone stopped accessing data service, so we called AT&T – my phone was on a different carrier and working fine, but we couldn’t get […]

Our first day in Verona

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Our first day in Verona

We got up very early, sometime just after 4A; we drank the Coke Zeros and got cleaned up; breakfast starts at 7:30A so we had plenty of time. Breakfast was very European – cheese, meats, breads, yogurt and some cereal – we thought the eggs were hard boiled but no, they were raw. There was […]

Arrival in Verona

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Arrival in Verona

This is our first vacation in four years, and for me it’s an experiment in new technology. I’m not bringing a laptop – I have an iPhone and an iPad; I’ve set up the iPhone with international service, voice and data, and the iPad will go WiFi only. I have a bluetooth keyboard from Perixx, […]

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences (review)

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Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences (review)

Title:Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences Author:Nancy Duarte Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 28, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0470632011 ISBN-13: 978-0470632017 This is a wonderful book – I follow Nancy Duarte on Twitter and often read her interesting blog posts; if you want one book that could enhance the way you […]

Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman (review)

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Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman (review)

Title:Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman Author:Dave Hoover, Adewale Oshineye Paperback: 176 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (October 22, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0596518382 ISBN-13: 978-0596518387 I added an apprentice to my software development team and figured I should brush up, so I bought this book. Apprenticeship Patterns is for apprentices – […]

I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions (review)

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I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions (review)

Title: I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions Author: Erran Carmel, J. Alberto Espinosa Paperback: 186 pages Publisher: Nedder Stream Press (January 1, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0983992509 ISBN-13: 978-0983992509 I’m involved in my fourth outsourcing effort, and this book is a must-read if you plan to off-shore. There are so […]

Photos, Palm Desert and Venice Beach

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Photos, Palm Desert and Venice Beach

Some pictures I took over the last three weeks from Palm Desert and Venice Beach. Translate