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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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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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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

The Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion

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The Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion

Title: The Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion Author: Jonathan Mugan Paperback: 206 pages Publisher: Mugan Publishing (January 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0615574734 ISBN-13: 978-0615574738 A disclaimer: the author sent me a free copy of his book in electronic form to review. I really enjoyed reading this book. The title […]

A couple of pics of the Moon

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A couple of pics of the Moon

I just took out the garbage, looked up, and noticed we had a cloudy night in LA, which in itself is unusual. When I saw the Moon I stopped – it looked beautiful. So I ran and grabbed my camera – hope you like the results! Translate

New monster figure! (pics)

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New monster figure! (pics)

We were shopping in Little Tokyo at Anime Jungle and we saw this figure – Aviva freaked out, loved it, so we got it.  I don’t know what it is – can anyone identify this monster for me? Translate