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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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Jett jumping for treats (video)

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Jett jumping for treats (video)

Here’s a video of Jett jumping for treats – she really loves the dried chicken tenders, and she let’s us know clearly.  Luckily this is the only time she does this, otherwise we’d have to raise a number of things even higher in our house. Translate

The Watts Towers

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The Watts Towers

We were heading to Little India in south LA and saw the exit to the Watts Towers – we hadn’t been there so we took the sidetrip, and it was worth it. Very amazing, worth the trip if you visit LA; if you want to go inside you have to go on a tour and […]

Craft vs Factory – a simple graphic

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Craft vs Factory – a simple graphic

When I told my boss one day that our waterfall development method didn’t work well, he countered that it was working fine in some parts of the organization. We talked about which ones and I noticed that those were areas where repeated, configuration-style work was performed.  I asked around and found that big projects, things […]

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Patti Smith’s Horses and the Remaking of Rock ‘n’ Roll (review)

Title: Patti Smith’s Horses and the Remaking of Rock ‘n’ Roll Author: Mark Paytress Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Piatkus Books; Reprint edition (January 4, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0749940263 ISBN-13: 978-0749940263 This book was not what I expected. I saw it while browsing in Book Soup, a nice independent bookstore in LA. I had hoped […]

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Zen and the Art of Mixing (review)

Title: Zen and the Art of Mixing (Technical Reference) Author: Mixerman Paperback: 350 pages Publisher: Hal Leonard (October 15, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1423491505 ISBN-13: 978-1423491507 If you’re into making music you need to read this book. Mixerman knows what he’s writing about – he claims extensive mixing experience and it shows. His/her writing style […]

Palm Desert (with pics and a video of course!)

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Palm Desert (with pics and a video of course!)

We visited Aviva’s mom and her boyfriend; we figured we were due a long weekend away from the valley. So we bundled up Iggy and Jett, loaded the Prius and took off. The drive was easy – we left on Saturday and hit no traffic – what a nice change for LA… We had a […]

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iPod and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy) [review]

Title: iPod and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy) Author: D. E. Wittkower (Editor) Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Open Court (November 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0812696514 ISBN-13: 978-0812696516 I like philosophy – I took 9 credit hours in college and have had many late night philosophical conversations. And I say don’t buy this book of […]

The San Fernando Mission

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The San Fernando Mission

We’re finally getting back to doing tourist stuff around southern California, so today we decided to visit the Mission San Fernando Rey de España.  It’s located pretty close to us; we took Iggy and Jett so they could also get out of the house and smell the, um, well, not roses. Also, Bob Hope’s family […]

Los Feliz and Mulholland Drive

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Los Feliz and Mulholland Drive

On Presidents Day we decided to walk the dogs around Los Feliz, a neat little shopping area in LA, and then drive down Mulholland from the 101 to the 405. Of course, I took pictures… All with my iPhone. Translate

Volunteer day at Sunrise Elementary School

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Volunteer day at Sunrise Elementary School

Our team at DIRECTV decided to do a volunteer day at Sunrise Elementary School. We packed up in cars and drove over; the school is on the edge of East LA. We had lunch, the principal told us about the history of the school, and then we broke up into teams of 4 to teach […]