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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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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 […]

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New study by Rubicon Consulting on online communities

I read “Study: Influencers are Alive and Well on Social Media Sites” in the New York Times today, which led me to the underlying study by Rubicon Consulting, “Online Communities and Their Impact on Business: Ignore at Your Peril.” I’ve only just started reading the article, but I didn’t want to loose the link and […]

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When media file upload won’t prompt for files in WordPress

A couple days ago, I tried to use the web interface to my blog to upload some media files, mostly pictures I had taken. I clicked the upload button and nothing happened. I had to do some serious digging but finally found the culprit – Flash 10. It turns out that file selector is powered […]

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Some data to support the concentration of wealth

I’ve been writing about the concentration of wealth in the United States here and here for example; now the New York Times has provided a series of graphs on the US economy since Harry Truman’s Presidency that shows this trend: So why would we continue a tax policy that places more and more of the […]

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Bernini and Illuminated Manuscripts at the Getty

The Bernini show at the Getty Museum was due to finish in just over a week, so we decided to go see art on a hilltop. The Getty Museum is a huge complex just off the 405 heading south from us.  You pay $10 for parking; that’s it, there’s no entrance fee.  There’s a tram […]

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Added the Simile Timeline plugin to my blog

While getting the paging navigation working in my theme, I found the Simile Timeline plugin.  It took some real effort (the plugin is, as the author admits, in alpha state – ya gotta start someplace afterall), but now I’ve got a timeline for my administrivia posts.  You can find it as one of the tabs […]

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Fixed another problem with the blog

It turns out the template I’m using (and have modified quite a bit) depends on a plugin to display the additional pages for archives.  I’ve added that plugin, customized its look a bit to more closely match the blog look, and voila, we have archives that work much better now. I’m going to look into […]

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Redistribute wealth? That’s what taxes do

I saw part of the last debate between Senators McCain and Obama.  I’ve read a number of articles and seen news stories on TV about “Joe the Plumber.”  And everyone is concerned about “redistributing the wealth” as if its some socialist (or, if this was the 50’s, communist) plot. Taxes by their nature redistribute wealth, […]