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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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The Savvy Presenter: 100 Tips for Mastering Presentations

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The Savvy Presenter: 100 Tips for Mastering Presentations

Title: Savvy Presenter: 100 Tips for Mastering Presentations Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd.; Pap/DVD edition (February 15, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 186470361X ISBN-13: 978-1864703610 I saw this book in an independent bookstore in LA; I wanted to give them some business so I bought it. The book is a sparse collection […]

More pictures of Iggy

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Aviva took some really great shots of Iggy today – here they are: Translate

Pictures from Earth Day in Santa Monica and shopping in Venice, CA

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Pictures from Earth Day in Santa Monica and shopping in Venice, CA

Many pictures taken during the Earth Day celebration on the Promenade in Santa Monica and a trip shopping in Venice, CA. Translate

Facebook Connect: Without an SLA, can you trust it with your business?

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Facebook Connect: Without an SLA, can you trust it with your business?

I was just listening to a SpoolCast podcast, “SpoolCast: Moving Beyond Static Forms with Luke Wroblewsk.” Mr. Wroblewski talked about the value of Facebook Connect in speeding up and simplifying the form-based process for registration, especially for social media web sites. This reminded me of a huge issue I just had with Facebook, one that […]

Universal City

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Universal City

I noticed via TripIt that a former colleague from LaSalle Bank was coming to town for a week on business, so we arranged to have dinner. We ate at Karl Strauss Brewery – the beer was wonderful and the food was also quite good; I had their mac and cheese with meats – extremem comfort […]

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Snuff

Title: Snuff Author: Adam Huber (Author), Eric Enck (Author) Paperback: 184 pages Publisher: Snuff Books (April 6, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0981896723 ISBN-13: 978-0981896724 I bought this book at a local horror bookstore, Dark Delicacies. I loved the store and wanted to buy something. The quote on the cover, “Snuff is by far the single […]

Pictures from West Hollywood and Lookout Mountain

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Pictures from West Hollywood and Lookout Mountain

We decided to play hookie on Saturday afternoon and shopped around West Hollywood. On the way home we saw Lookout Mountain, which was a big hippie spot in the ’60s and has some great lookouts, so we drove up it part way; we got to a narrow section and had to back out to let […]

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Air Vol. 2: Flying Machine

Title: Air Vol. 2: Flying Machine Author: G. Willow Wilson (Author), M.K. Perker (Illustrator) Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Vertigo (October 20, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1401224830 ISBN-13: 978-1401224837 I’m not sure why, but I’m really digging this graphic novel series.  This is the story of a flight attendant who has the ability to “fly” by […]

Review: the Otamatone, a musical note you can play

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Review: the Otamatone, a musical note you can play

I recently bought an Otamatone; I had seen an ad for a show at the Giant Robot store on Sawtelle to introduce the instrument / toy but couldn’t attend. I was so happy when I saw ThinkGeek offering one a couple days later; you can purchase one from them here. There are four controls for […]

Wherein we take the in-laws to Chinatown (and a few other pictures too)

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Wherein we take the in-laws to Chinatown (and a few other pictures too)

Aviva’s mom Lil and one of her brothers, Brian, came to visit us. I took a day off and we decided to go to Chinatown. In addition to pictures we took in Chinatown, there are a couple shots from a shopping trip at a garden supply shop and Aviva meeting the monster… Translate