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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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Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing (review)

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Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing (review)

Title: Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing Author: Kate Vitasek (Author), Mike Ledyard (Author), Karl B. Manrodt (Author) Hardcover: 208 pages Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1St Edition edition (February 2, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0230623174 ISBN-13: 978-0230623170 I’ve gotten myself into another outsourcing effort. On the plus side, the company selected a vendor that […]

Pictures from Hollywood

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Pictures from Hollywood

A few pictures from Hollywood yesterday along with a picture of a really good food truck I tried on Wednesday. We first stopped at Wacko, a great fun store and gallery. We also had a great meal at Il Capriccio on Vermont; Aviva’s pasta was clearly handmade, mine perhaps less clearly. Aviva had a squid […]

Solvang, California

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Solvang, California

We decided to drive out to Solvang, a small town in Santa Barbara county in California. We hoped it would be about 2 hours driving but, with traffic, it took about 3 each way (plus stops for the dogs to stretch, pee and for us to eat lunch). We took the scenic route up the […]

Cat in a carrier (pic)

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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 […]

Various photos

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Various photos

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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 […]