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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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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

Photos from downtown LA

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Photos from downtown LA

Here are some pictures I took yesterday walking around downtown and Little Tokyo. Translate

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You Are Not A Gadget (review)

Title:You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage) Author:Jaron Lanier Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (February 8, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0307389979 ISBN-13: 978-0307389978 This is a fantastic book.  If you spend time thinking about the impact of technology on daily life you’ll want to read this. Jaron Lanier is an early hacker, […]

Catapult kit, assembled

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Catapult kit, assembled

My boss got me a (very cool) wooden catapult kit – as he said before I opened it, “Something he wished he had.” I love it! I wasn’t feeling well, getting over a bout of laryngitis, and spent about an hour assembling the kit. It’s over 6 inches long and can fire a clay ball […]

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Pictures of bottles of rockin’ wine

We went out to lunch this week and the restaurant had some really interesting bottles of wine – here are the pics! Translate

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Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers (review)

Title: Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers Author: Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 30, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0596804172 ISBN-13: 978-0596804176 If you’re often running meetings, trying to get people to help make decisions, think out-of-the-box, consider options, then this is a book […]

Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds (review)

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Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds (review)

Title: Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds Author: Scott Berkun Paperback: 196 pages Publisher: Berkun Media (October 26, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0983873100 ISBN-13: 978-0983873105 I’ve read at least one book by Scott Berkun before, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and I liked it so much I decided to spring for his latest.  Some other […]

Subwayland (book review)

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Subwayland (book review)

Title: Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York Author: Randy Kennedy Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (February 19, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0312324340 ISBN-13: 978-0312324346 Walking around Distant Lands one day, I saw this book and wanted to read it – I have a great interest in subways after living in Chicago […]