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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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Web Analytics 2.0

Title:Web Analytics 2.0: The Art of Online Accountability and Science of Customer Centricity Paperback: 504 pages Publisher: Sybex; Pap/Cdr edition (October 26, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0470529393 ISBN-13: 978-0470529393 I really like this book; its written in an engaging manner. Some of the explanations and definitions are perhaps a little too easy and simple, but […]

Weekend in Palm Desert

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Weekend in Palm Desert

Lily doesn’t like dogs. They’re dirty, she says – they smell and they’re dangerous. After this weekend, Aviva’s mom changed her mind a little bit. She agreed we could bring our new puppy Iggy to her house as long as we brought his “cage,” a metal and plastic fence that can be shaped in many […]

Demo music track: Bliptronic (updated again)

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Demo music track: Bliptronic (updated again)

I got my Bliptronic 5000 from ThinkGeek a few weeks ago and was inspired by a riff I created on it. This is now a fully-formed song – needs more work, especially the introduction, quiet middle section and ending. Please leave comments to let me know what you think – anything from “I hate it” […]

How I got the nickname ‘wizard’

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How I got the nickname ‘wizard’

A long long time ago I did real-time programming for a high energy physics research laboratory, KMS Fusion, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I programmed a Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-11/45, and I knew all the assembly instructions required to process an interrupt from the backplane to my code (eventually I wrote a multi-device driver […]

Table topics: Toasts

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Table topics: Toasts

Today I was once again Table Topics Master (my club likes that I pick themes for the questions and often pick things they didn’t expect). Since this was my last meeting with Navigators Toastmasters (I’ve taken a job that makes it impossible for me to make their meetings any longer), today was my last meeting. […]

Pasadena

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Pasadena

Yesterday, we decided to take a trip out to Pasadena with our new puppy Iggy. As usual, we got a late start… 🙂 Our first stop was the Armory Center for the Arts, which was formerly an armory (seems like its very popular to turn armories into art galleries); the photo show was interesting: Jeff […]

Table topics: What is your favorite…

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Table topics: What is your favorite…

Today I was once again Table Topics Master for my Toastmasters club – I love this role because I get to ask my club members questions and therefore learn more about them. I love using themes for my Table Topics – today’s theme was, “What is your favorite…?” and here are the items I planned […]

The Griffith Observatory (and dinner in Los Feliz)

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The Griffith Observatory (and dinner in Los Feliz)

We decided to check out the Griffith Observatory, which stands on one of the higher hills in Los Angeles; Aviva’s brother Howard took his family up there and said the views were amazing. We stopped at Wacko on the way – its a cool store for books and odd gifts; I kid you not, there’s […]

A gallery of more pictures of Iggy

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A gallery of more pictures of Iggy

Now that we’re all humming “Pictures of Lily” by The Who, here is a gallery of pictures taken yesterday and today of our puppy Iggy, who is almost 7 months old. Translate

Yotsuba&! 6 and 7

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Yotsuba&! 6 and 7

Title: Yotsuba&!, Vol. 7 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Yen Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0316073253 ISBN-13: 978-0316073257 Title: Yotsuba&!, Vol. 6 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Yen Press (September 15, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0316073245 ISBN-13: 978-0316073240 I completed the first 5 books a few months […]