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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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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…

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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 […]