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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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Competitive Strategy

Title: Competitive Strategy Author: Michael E. Porter Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Free Press (January 19, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743260880 ISBN-13: 978-0743260886 I found this book used at Op Amp Bookstore in Los Angeles. I figured this would be a good one to read, as it should help connect some of my IT strategy thoughts […]

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Daedalus’s Children: Part Two of Two (Star Trek: Enterprise)

Title: Daedalus’s Children: Part Two of Two (Star Trek: Enterprise) Author: Dave Stern Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Star Trek (April 27, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743476468 ISBN-13: 978-0743476461 This is part two of a two part series (my short review of part one is here). This wraps up the alternate universe adventure nicely.  […]

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Toastmasters award

I won best speech of the day at Toastmasters today – here’s a picture I took of me and the award: My speech, the second in the Toastmasters series, was on the differences in cultures between Saudi Arabia and The Netherlands.

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Frozen River

We just got back from seeing the movie “Frozen River” which stars Melissa Leo.  Ms Leo was a star of one of our favorite TV series of all time, “Homicide: Life on the Street.” The movie involves a woman whose trying to get a real house after her husband runs off; he’s a former gambling […]

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Santa Barbara

We woke up Sunday looking for something to do.  Aviva wanted to go for a drive.  I suggested we go out to Santa Barbara.  So Aviva, Basil and I packed into the Prius and headed west. It took about two hours to get out there because somebody got rearended on the highway; auto accidents around […]

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The Lake Shrine

We decided to check out the Lake Shrine, which is run by the Self-Realization Fellowship and is located in Pacific Palisades on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean; the original shrine was dedicated by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1950.  This is a place for reflection and meditation. The grounds are beautiful, with several small statues mounted […]

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Gedogen

I’m working on my second speech for Toastmasters, and decided to describe the differences in cultures I found in traveling from Jubail, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Then I found this article in the New York Times, “Nudists Want State to Look the Other Way.” This article describes a continuing battle between nudists who […]

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The new racism?

I just read the New York Times article “Blacks Debate Civil Rights Risk in Obama’s Rise;”  perhaps its time to stop managing public policy just on race, but instead start focusing on how to help poor people have better lives, regardless of whether they are in Appalachia or inner city Detroit. Perhaps Barack Obama’s nomination […]

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A new toy figure – Dan Board

I discovered a comedy manga set called Yotsuba&!, which is all about two sisters, their family and friends. In episode 28, Yosuba’s young friend dresses up in cardboard boxes to “become” a robot; they play together for a day and then “he” goes home. A Japanese company makes figures after the series, and the Dan […]

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Who is rich?

Found an interesting tidbit in the LA Times today in the article, “Wealth is key in candidates’ tax platforms.” When asked for the demarcation for defining rich in the US, Barack Obama drew the line at 250,000 USD. McCain “somewhat flippantly” set the bar at 5M USD. To which Obama said, ” I guess if […]