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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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Dark Delicacies (Book review)

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Dark Delicacies (Book review)

Title: Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World’s Greatest Horror Writers Author:Del Howison (Editor), Geff Gelb (Editor) Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Carroll & Graf (August 31, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0786716762 ASIN: B00127SGSS I got this book at the bookstore Dark Delicacies, and yes, they published this collection of horror […]

Alessio Bistro Italiano (restaurant review)

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Alessio Bistro Italiano (restaurant review)

We found a new Italian restaurant in our neighborhood, and it’s good! Alessio Bistro Italiano is west of us in West Hills in a strip mall (like so much of this part of southern California) which we hadn’t found before. It’s a dark place inside with a huge bar and a lot of tables. The […]

Schipperke party 2011 (pics + video)

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Schipperke party 2011 (pics + video)

Yesterday was the yearly Los Angeles Schipperke party – last year there were 25 schipps in one backyard – we only stayed for about one and half hours, and we still got to meet a number of dogs, including a young puppy only 4 months old. We had a great time talking with people that […]

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The Information Empire: The Rise of the Los Angeles Times and the Times Mirror Corporation (review)

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The Information Empire: The Rise of the Los Angeles Times and the Times Mirror Corporation (review)

Title: The Information Empire: The Rise of the Los Angeles Times and the Times Mirror Corporation Author: Jack R. Hart Paperback: 420 pages Publisher: University Press of America (November 1982) Language: English ISBN-10: 0819115819 ISBN-13: 978-0819115812 We finally checked out Iliad Bookshop, a very cool used bookstore in North Hollywood, and I found this book […]

My notes from the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) for District 1

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My notes from the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) for District 1

I attended the TLI on July 8, 2011 at California State University, Dominguez Hills. As usual, I stayed for the whole day, first attending president’s training (I’m president this year for WLE Toastmasters club) and the advanced leadership training afternoon session. As usual, I took notes in my iPhone – here’s what I came away […]

Fifty-two years: Technology, social media, and me (and you)

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Fifty-two years: Technology, social media, and me (and you)

I turned 52 today; I’ve seen over a half century of some of the most amazing changes in our world. I remember when we started locking our outside doors … when I was 6. Milk and potato chips were delivered to our basement door every week. There was no voice mail or answering machines or […]

Mission Buenaventura

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Mission Buenaventura

We decided to rustle up the dogs and head to Ventura to check out the last mission close enough to us to easily drive to. Mission Buenaventura is near the coast in the City of Ventura about 45 minutes from us (with traffic though it took about one and a quarter hours to get there). […]

First visit to the DIRECTV call center in Boise, ID

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First visit to the DIRECTV call center in Boise, ID

I finally got to visit one of our call centers, this on in Boise, Idaho. The scenery right around Boise wasn’t spectacular (although there was a wonderful sunset on evening, unfortunately we were in the car and couldn’t stop for a pic), and I suspect just a half hour north would be completely different. We […]