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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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Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Title: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us Author: Seth Godin Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover; 1 edition (October 16, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 1591842336 ISBN-13: 978-1591842330 I’ve read a few of Seth Godin’s books before and always learned something from them.  So, I decided to bring this along on my vacation to Italy. […]

Prato and Florence

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Prato and Florence

We got up pretty early, got cleaned up and are ready to take the train to a couple towns outside of Florence. Its another cold day but at least today it looks mostly sunny. We took a train from Santa Maria Novella to Prato. Prato is the home of biscotti, the famous hard, twice-baked cookie […]

Florence

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Florence

We both took sleeping pills; this is one of our tricks to switch timezones, stay up as late as you can and then take a sleeping pill to help you sleep through the night. We got up and had breakfast; the hotel has a great buffet breakfast including fresh eggs and bacon. That little girl […]

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Florence

We woke up much too early and ran ragged all day. After breakfast, we walked by a painted facade and decided to shop at the open market near Piazza Republica. It was really cold (it only got into the 50sF and was really windy) so Aviva bought some purple globes and I bought some half […]

Arrival in Florence

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Arrival in Florence

Our flight from LAX to Paris was delayed an hour. When we got on the plane, we realized that they didn’t seat Aviva and I in aisle seats across from each other. We were across the plane from each other, and worse, we were in the last row, which meant we had less legroom, less […]

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Uzumaki, Volume 2 (2nd Edition)

Title: Uzumaki, Volume 2 (2nd Edition) Author: Junji Ito (Illustrator), Annette Roman (Editor) Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 2 edition (December 18, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1421513900 ISBN-13: 978-1421513904 I recently finished the first volume of the Uzumaki series and just had to continue the story of the spirals. The main characters, Kirie, […]

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Mac software: DropBox, Googaby, and Things

Thanks to Twitter, I found three tools that are now a critical part of my computing life. The first tool is Things.  Things is a task list manager that implements the important parts of the personal task management system created by author David Allen called Getting Things Done.  Tasks can have tags and notes; notes […]

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MAKE YOUR POINT!: SPEAK CLEARLY AND CONCISELY ANYPLACE, ANYTIME

Title: MAKE YOUR POINT!: SPEAK CLEARLY AND CONCISELY ANYPLACE, ANYTIME Author: Bob Elliott (Author), Kevin Carroll (Author) Paperback: 132 pages Publisher: AuthorHouse (February 8, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1420804391 ISBN-13: 978-1420804393 Our Toastmasters club, Navigators Toastmasters, hands this book each week to the second place speaking finisher.  I don’t like competition and don’t like awards […]

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Witchblade Volume 1: Witch Hunt (v. 1)

Title: Witchblade Volume 1: Witch Hunt (v. 1) Author: Ron Marz (Author), Mike Choi (Author) Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Top Cow Productions/Image Comics (February 13, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 1582409064 ISBN-13: 978-1582409061 I’ve been on a graphic novel kick lately, so when I saw this in a store (probably a Borders or a Barnes and […]

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Uzumaki, Volume 1

Title: Uzumaki, Volume 1 Author: Junji Ito (Illustrator), Annette Roman (Editor) Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 2 edition (October 16, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1421513897 ISBN-13: 978-1421513898 I saw this book at my favorite Japanese bookstore in Los Angeles (and in New York City too), Kinokuniya, and thought I’d give it a shot. […]