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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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My new wedding ring and another shot of Iggy

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My new wedding ring and another shot of Iggy

I love titanium wedding rings – they are light and typically of modern design.  But, my old one was getting a little tight and, due to its design (a small diamond leaving a hole in the back) I was getting dermatitis underneath. So we bought me a new ring (also titanium): I also took a […]

Malibu Hindu Temple and metal animals at Oasis Imports

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Malibu Hindu Temple and metal animals at Oasis Imports

We decided to go for a drive yesterday; Aviva had rediscovered the Malibu Hindu Temple and we both wanted to check it out. So we bundled all three of us, including Iggy, into the car and drove to Malibu. The temple is quite impressive as you can tell from the pictures below. Best of all, […]

Iggy’s first long car ride, the Chemosphere house, and the Hollywood Bowl

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Iggy’s first long car ride, the Chemosphere house, and the Hollywood Bowl

Yesterday we took Iggy for his first longish car trip; we decided to drive down Mulholland drive from Laurel Canyon to the 101. Our first stop was the Chemosphere house; this is a famous architectural landmark designed by John Lautner, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1960. It looks like a space ship landed […]

Iggy chasing his leg

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Iggy chasing his leg

Iggy gets excited when he sees his reflection in the mirror – today he got so excited he chased his leg. You see, they dock a schipperke’s tail as very young pups, so they chase their legs instead of their tails (naturally). Translate

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Why unfollowing everyone is un-Twitter

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I think @ev is wrong; I think unfollowing almost everyone is a bad idea. Let’s say you only follow a few people; why should a lot of people follow you? Because you tweet good content? That turns Twitter into a broadcast medium, which I think would […]

Iggy! Our new puppy!

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Iggy! Our new puppy!

Our beloved dog Basil died three weeks ago, and we just couldn’t be without a schipperke. We contacted all the schipperke breeders in southern California and found two puppies. One of those pups is Jake, who is now Iggy (yes, after Iggy Pop) and a member of our family! A made a little video aggregate […]

How @purplehayz tweets

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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 night (regular sleep hours are best after all). But, you might not know that if you look at my tweet stream, since I have tweets happening at all hours of […]

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Confessions of a Public Speaker

Title: Confessions of a Public Speaker Author: Scott Berkun Hardcover: 238 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 10, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0596801998 ISBN-13: 978-0596801991 I saw the previews for this book on the author’s site.  I’m heavily involved with Toastmasters International so I had to read this book. And I’m so glad I […]

The Bliptronic 5000 from @ThinkGeek – A Tenori-on for the rest of us

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The Bliptronic 5000 from @ThinkGeek – A Tenori-on for the rest of us

I first saw the Tenori-on in a video by Little Boots; it is a real-time, matrix input musical instrument.  It is also very expensive (to me at least) at $999.00 (a less expensive plastic cased version is coming out soon). I got the regular “what’s new” email from ThinkGeek and I skimmed it.  I saw the […]

Spykee, the spy robot, by Meccano

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Spykee, the spy robot, by Meccano

I got a Spykee robot kit from http://www.woot.com on sale; I had some time recently so I assembled the robot. The kit comes in a square box about a foot on each side; inside are lots of small parts including screws and the tools required to assemble a robot. I choose to assemble the default […]