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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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Pictures from Palm Desert

We drove out to Palm Desert to visit Aviva’s mom and her boyfriend Dave.  They’re snowbirds – they spend the winter in Palm Desert and the summer outside Detroit. We walked on El Paseo on Thursday (lots of closed stores, not a good sign for the economy), and walked around Palm Springs on Saturday (the […]

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Tales From Nowhere

Title: Tales From Nowhere Author: Don George (editor) Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Lonely Planet (September 1, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1741045193 ISBN-13: 978-1741045192 I saw this book in a travel bookstore in Burbank and figured it would be a good read for Italy.  We put off our vacation (so we could spend the time searching […]

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Pictures from Renton, WA and Venice, CA

I was in Renton, WA on a business trip, visiting the main office of Classmates.com (I manage a satellite office in Woodland Hills, CA).  It rains a lot there, and while the weather was clearing, we had a rainbow. Saturday (yesterday) we went to Venice to check it out again; we both really like the […]

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Impotence in the Boardroom: MySpace Caught an STD

Title: Impotence in the Boardroom: MySpace Caught an STD Author: Yvette Bowlin, Sonni Carr Paperback: 89 pages Publisher: B Rae Reese Press (2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0980125308 ISBN-13: 978-0980125306 I saw this book on the bottom shelf of a local newstand and, given my interest in social networking and marketing, I figured it might be […]

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Freedom or fundamentalism?

Interesting article in today’s New York Times, “For South, a Waning Hold on National Politics.” The Republican Party has become a mouthpiece for Christian fundamentalists that want to force everyone to live their life just like they do.  How is this any different than Muslim fundamentalists that want everyone to live their life like they […]

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What to do with an economy on the rocks?

In today’s New York Times, there are four articles by four noted economists suggesting alternative approaches for improving the current economic conditions: It’s a Time to Listen, and to Obey the Laws of Arithmetic Put Away the Wish List, and Help Households Bounce Back The Mood Always Matters, So Restore Confidence First The Real Mandate […]

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Darren Waterston and Holly Lane

We dropped the dog off with Uncle Jeff and drove into LA to visit Michael Kohn Gallery to see the show of Darren Waterston’s work.  He’s one of Aviva’s favorite living artists; we once almost bought one of his watercolors, but we like his paintings much more.  His work is very ethereal and now celestial; […]

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The unopened bag at 7-11

I am a creature of habit – ask any of my friends, or especially my spouse. Most mornings, I drive over to a nearby 7-11 and buy two Diet Mountain Dews and one Diet Coke, and take them to work to drink over the morning.  So, the Indians that run the store know me – […]

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A win, and a loss

On the plus side, Barack Obama is our president-elect.  Its high time a non-white minority candidate won the Presidency of the United States.  Obama ran a great campaign.  Now he needs to turn his landslide victory, with a near-record voter turnout, into real change. On the negative side, it looks like our country isn’t about […]

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Tank Girl 2

Title: Tank Girl 2 Author: Alan Martin (Author), Jamie Hewlett (Illustrator) Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Titan Books (March 1, 2003) ISBN-10: 184023492X ISBN-13: 978-1840234923 This wasn’t as good as the original Tank Girl comic; too complex, too many attempts to do too many things on one page.  But, there were high points, especially the “Summer […]