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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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Star Trek: the manga Volume 3: Uchu

Title: Star Trek: the manga Volume 3: Uchu Author: David Gerrold, Nathaniel Bowden, Luis Reyes, E. J. Su Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: TokyoPop (July 15, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 1427807876 ISBN-13: 978-1427807878 While I liked Volume 2, this is even better.  The artwork is clean and clear, and the stories are […]

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The Los Angeles River

We looked at a house that’s on the Los Angeles River.  One might think that would be idyllic, but its not – the Los Angeles River is almost not a river at all; the Army Corps of Engineers has threatened to take if off the list of rivers because a body of water must be […]

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YOTSUBA&!, Volume 5

Title:YOTSUBA&!, Volume 5 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: ADV Manga (October 24, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1413903495 ISBN-13: 978-1413903492 This is the last book of the series that’s been translated to English – there are at least 8 volumes overall, and I hope someone translates the rest soon! I really liked this book.  […]

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Hollyhock House and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

We decided to go out to Wacko Bookstore, and after spending an hour and unknown quantities of money, we picked Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park. The views from the park are amazing – the hill is pretty tall and provides striking views of the Hollywood sign, the Planetarium, and downtown Los Angeles. The famous Hollywood […]

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The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)

Title: The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life) Author: John Maeda Hardcover: 127 pages Publisher: The MIT Press (August 21, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0262134721 ISBN-13: 978-0262134729 I saw this book at MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles).  So, I took down the information about it in my Blackberry, ordered […]

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Low expectations, and she could be your next president

Not since Dan Quayle took the stage in 1988 have debate expectations for a major party candidate been as low as they will be on Thursday for Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. (link to article) I would think this was funny if it didn’t affect me.  Sarah Palin could be our next vice president, meaning […]

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Trust, liquidity, and the Great Depression too!

There’s a good article in today’s New York Times comparing some of the circumstances surrounding the Great Depression with what’s going on today, Lesson From a Crisis: When Trust Vanishes, Worry. The article talks about the lack of response to the early warning signs of the Great Depression and especially about the public’s view that […]

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There may be value in sleeping on it after all

I’ve been fighting back against making snap decisions at the office.  I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I’ve found that I rarely had to make a fast decision, that gathering a little information and, most importantly, sleeping on it, or taking time out where I’m not directly thinking about the problem, aid […]

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Basil finally plays right with stuffed animals

Basil used to just tear up stuffed animals when we’d give them to him. But, I won a Snoopy at a MetLaw presentation at work, and he seems to have learned to carry the stuffed toy around like bigger dogs do.  Maybe he learned this from his time in doggy daycare… Translate

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Forest of Pipes: The Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ

Title: Forest of Pipes: The Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ Author: Jennifer Zobelein Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Balcony Press; 1 edition (April 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1890449431 ISBN-13: 978-1890449438 We bought this book when we visited the Walt Disney Concert Hall store.  I love pipe organs; my family built a Schober electronic theatre organ from […]