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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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Two graphic novels about the post-rapture world

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Two graphic novels about the post-rapture world

When I read an article about two graphic novels tackling the question of what a post-rapture world would look like, I had to read them. The rapture is when Jesus / God raises the good souls to heaven, this from the Christian liturgy. Both graphic novels consider the time after the good are risen and […]

More pictures from Santa Monica

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More pictures from Santa Monica

Aviva and I and Iggy went to Santa Monica – have you figured out yet that we both like to walk around Santa Monica? This time we did some shopping and then walked along the escarpment overlooking the beach – there is a park along the cliffs and its beautiful – we watched the sun […]

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Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

Title: Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less Author: Alexander Aciman, Emmett Rensin Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics); 1 edition (December 29, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0143117327 ISBN-13: 978-0143117322 I saw this book while browsing at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadina and had to have it. It’s hilarious! For example, the last […]

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Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda

Title: Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda Author: Andy Capper, Vice Media, Gabi Sifre Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: MTV; Original edition (November 17, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1416595406 ISBN-13: 978-1416595403 I heard about this book from the video of the same name – MTV sent a crew to Baghdad to record the heavy […]

My mom’s 85th birthday

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My mom’s 85th birthday

Aviva and I boarded Iggy for his first extended overnight (we did a one night test run first) and flew to Columbus, Ohio on Southwest Airlines for my mom’s 85th birthday on August 15; I brought along my copy of Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations which I read […]

The schipperke party

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The schipperke party

Yesterday we took Iggy to a schipperke party. Yes, that’s right – there were 24 schipperkes in one place! So adorable! The dogs were all very well behaved, played and lounged together. Iggy won the award for “Best Dressed!” The pot luck was great, we made pizzas with fresh basil, all the food was really […]

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Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing

Title: Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing (Star Trek : Enterprise) Author: Michael A. Martin Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Star Trek; Original edition (October 20, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 143910798X ISBN-13: 978-1439107980 I admit it – I didn’t watch Star Trek: Enterprise when it was first on television – I didn’t […]

Photos from Santa Monica Pier

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Photos from Santa Monica Pier

The IT group I work in took an afternoon off at Santa Monica Pier, which is a shopping and amusement park out over the Pacific off the Santa Monica beach. I won a small plush fish for Aviva and otherwise talked and took pictures…. Translate

Iggy pulls at Aviva’s dress

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Iggy pulls at Aviva’s dress

Iggy’s started to get nippy with us, and he’s started pulling on Aviva’s dress, especially if I touch her; he’s getting very jealous. We’re going to start telling him no, but this one time was cute so we filmed it.  Hope you like it! Translate

Birthday dinner – Firenze Osteria

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Birthday dinner – Firenze Osteria

We’ve eaten at quite a few Osteria in Italy – those eateries are typically high quality but offer a more limited menu than restaurants; we’ve usually had great success eating at osterias. And Firenze Osteria is no exception! Here is the description from their flyer: A stone’s throw from Universal Studios, Firenze Osteria is setting […]