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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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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. […]

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The meaning of life – the 42 Firefox extensions I use

I thought it was time to share my own list of Firefox extensions that I use (I constructed this list using the Extension List Dumper, which I used to help me move from Firefox 2 to Firefox 3 by identifying the extensions I needed to update or replace).  I currently have 42 extensions installed. Aardvark […]

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Glasses, books and Formosa Cafe

We headed out late after doing some cleaning around the apartment. First stop was Retrospecs, a nice glasses shop on Melrose in West Hollywood.  Aviva ordered a new pair of glasses there, and I found some nice circular frames. The Bodhi Tree book store was nearby so we walked over.  I got a book on […]

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Dinner, some shopping, and “Revolutionary Road”

We did a bunch of apartment cleaning (always made interesting by being skrunched into a one bedroom apartment while still looking for a home).  We dropped Basil off at our dog sitter’s and did some errands. We ate dinner at Bistro Ka’s at the local (huge) mall, Topanga Canyon Mall run by Woodfield.  The food […]

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slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Title: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Author: Nancy Duarte Paperback: 294 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc.; 1 edition (August 12, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0596522347 ISBN-13: 978-0596522346 If you want to take your presentations to the next level, I suggest these things: Find a local Toastmasters club, Read this book and […]

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Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Rich Internet Application Developers

Title: Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Rich Internet Application Developers Author: David Tucker, Marco Casario, Koen De Weggheleire, Rich Tretola Paperback: 446 pages Publisher: Adobe Dev Library; 1 edition (November 24, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0596522509 ISBN-13: 978-0596522506 I found this book very useful for someone just starting out with Adobe Air […]

Some pictures from Little Tokyo

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Some pictures from Little Tokyo

On Valentines Day Aviva arranged for his and hers shiatsu massages.  So we drove down to Little Tokyo separately (Aviva was volunteering at a MOCA event that evening) and had our massages.  A traditional massage is done through clothes, so make sure to wear loose fitting comfortable clothes.  And the massage did wonders for both […]

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“The Wrestler”, Magellan’s and dinner in Santa Monica, CA

I had a manicure and pedicure at 8:30A (those that know me know I’m a morning person) and a haircut at 11A, so we lost our morning, although I certainly enjoyed both. So Aviva and I headed out for Santa Monica after lunch.  Our first stop was the cinema, as we both wanted to see […]

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Learning all the time, really

While blowing through RSS feeds this morning, I found Seth Godin’s latest post, Learning all the time.  I had two reactions. First, I wouldn’t equate reading blogs to continuous learning; I know people who go through blogs and don’t seem to learn anything – there’s no change.  You can gain knowledge or you can learn; […]

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Schitzophrenic social networking – multiple online personality disorder

By day you’re a mild mannered news reporter, and at night you’re a dominatrix; you want to maintain a separate persona for your work-related actiities and the rest of your life.  This is easy to do. First, pick a name for each persona you want to maintain.  Let’s assume your name is Jane B. Doe […]