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My 5th album, Something’s Missing, is available everywhere!

My 5th full release, Something’s Missing, is now available on most streaming and purchase services. This has taken a little over a yea...

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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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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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Lip Service

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Lip Service

Nathan wanted to check out a clothing store that specializes in custom and steampunk clothing called Lip Service. It took over an hour to drive there, but it was worth it – they make the clothes there, and they have some really great designs!

My iPhone wallpaper

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My iPhone wallpaper

When I got my iPhone of course one of the first things I did was customize the wallpaper, which is the image you see when you unlock it (and that’s the only time – hummm). So I downloaded an image of the HAL 9000 to use as a stop-gap until I could make one of […]

Abstract photograph

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Abstract photograph

I love high-contrast abstract photography. After cleaning the grill, I noticed what I thought was a cool shot, so I grabbed my camera; here’s the picture:

Ojai

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Ojai

Aviva has mostly gotten over her surgery, so since this is a holiday weekend, we decided to drive to Ojai. Ojai is a town about one hour west of us down the 101. There are a number of resorts and spas there – we just decided to walk around and shop a little. One of […]

Yotsuba&!, Vol. 8

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Yotsuba&!, Vol. 8

Title: Yotsuba&!, Vol. 8 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Yen Press (April 20, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 031607327X ISBN-13: 978-0316073271 This series of Manga is slowing being translated; its the story of Yotsuba, a young orphan who is being fathered by a Japanese man. She has a naivety that’s quite funny, naturally along […]

Aviva’s surgery

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Aviva’s surgery

Aviva had a cyst removed from her left ovary – she thought she was going to die from the anesthesia but of course she was fine, in fact she did incredibly well. Here is a pic of her in her hospital gown before surgery: And a couple of pics of the cyst (her doctor gave […]

Aviva’s birthday!

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Aviva’s birthday!

We decided to go out for dinner; Aviva wanted to try a seafood restaurant in Calabasas called Kings. The food was very good; the decor was similar to family-style seafood places in Chicago, but the food was much better. Aviva had king crab legs and I had a steelhead filet with a dry rub – […]

The #140conf LA meetup May 10

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The #140conf LA meetup May 10

I finally had time to crank up Photoshop and clean up pictures I took with my new iPhone. I had a great time, although I didn’t meet everyone I wanted to meet at the event; I did get to use the Bump app (thanks Linda!) and did meet some fun folks. And the speakers were […]

Revoltech’s Sci-Fi Alien figure

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Revoltech’s Sci-Fi Alien figure

At my son’s recommendation, I ordered a Revoltech Alien figure – its quite nicely detailed and articulated. The figure holds its pose well but can be hard to shape; the “ball” connectors at the joints snap into fixed positions, and the figure came out of the box with the balls not properly oriented forwards. If […]

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 […]