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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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Et tu, Brute

This is a poem I wrote a very long time ago: Thin shadows engulf the man, They would wound the land. As metal and human merge into sculpture The birds fly south to dawn. As one the glints light the shadows And Juno cries a bloody tear. The light scatters into a funeral pyre, Eulogies […]

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A quick, incomplete guide to social networking tools for business

Social networking is hot.  Businesses see value in improving how team members work together: “Internal social networking platforms more valuable to organizations” .  There are a number of possible approaches; the best choice depends on what problems you want to address first, the size of the business, and the availability of internal Information Technology staff […]

Dinner at Genghis Cohen in Hollywood

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Dinner at Genghis Cohen in Hollywood

We went shopping most of the day, including ordering a new frame for me to check out from Retrospecs, which is our favorite optician now. We walked over to the Pacific Design Center, which is closed on the weekend, and then to the MOCA gallery. We couldn’t decide where to go for dinner when we […]

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Dinner at Villa Piacere

We had dinner at Villa Piacere, a restaurant on Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills.  The service and food were quite good; we parked in their spare lot across the street which is daytime parking for a bank – the bank locked the gates on the lot but the restaurant sent people over to unlock them […]

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Marks and Meaning (M+M) 0.5

•    Title: Marks and Meaning 0.5 •    Author: Dave Grey and friends •    Paperback: 382 pages •    Size: 6″ x 9″ This book is available as a PDF file because its not done.  This book may never be done.  The book contains a mix of typeset material, hand-written and drawn material, and open areas to […]

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Séraphine

We saw the movie Séraphine today.  The movie is about Séraphine de Senlis, a famous French “modern primitive” painter; you can read more about her here.  The film is dark, mirroring her internal landscape; there is very little dialog, again mirroring her psychological state.  She works as a cleaning woman and paints because God and […]

Burbank, Ikea, duct tape wallets and cardboard creatures too

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Burbank, Ikea, duct tape wallets and cardboard creatures too

We decided to run errands today, especially a trip to the Ikea store in Burbank, CA. First off, I’ve switched wallets – the leather one I bought in Italy is starting to wear out, so when I ordered some stuff from ThinkGeek, I figured I’d try a duct tape wallet.  it works!  It snaps shut […]

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Aviva and I wanted to see the current show “Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples” so we dropped Basil at his sitter’s house and drove to the museum. A car with the license plate HEATHER – made me think of the movie “Heathers” On the way into the […]

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Office toys (some new, some old)

I have quite a collection of toys in my office – I like to have things to look at and play with when I need to think.  Creativity often surges when you take your mind off the problem and let your thoughts operate independently.  Here’s a picture of the credenza behind my desk: I got […]

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The Culver City Art Walk

We decided to do the Culver City Art Walk today – a bunch of galleries open their doors to the public along La Cienega and Washington in Culver City. A pretty cool billboard – wonder what its selling? Painted exterior of a non-profit on La Cienega Mao in lights in front of Maloney Fine Art […]