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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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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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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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New search site: Cuil

Its been a good day for reading the NY Times. I found an article (“Former Employees of Google Prepare Rival Search Engine“) on a new search engine, Cuil (pronounced “cool”), that’s being built by former employees of Google.  The Wall Street Journal also has an article, “Former Google Engineers Launch Search Engine.” So I tried […]

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We are subsidizing the increased price of oil

This one should be obvious – governments subsidize the price of goods or add tariffs to imports as a way to stimulate the local economy. The problem is, you can’t just turn it off; when you do, people feel real pain as jobs are lost, capacity is lost, and the general economy depresses. After reading […]

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Only loan money to people that can pay it back

I found this quote in the article, “Worried Banks Sharply Reduce Business Loans,” from the NY Times today: “Mr. Epstein, forced to limit his production to what he can finance with his existing cash flow supplemented by his own money, has been tightening credit himself: He has been turning down orders from companies with any […]

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Leopard upgrade so far

I performed my upgrade to Apple Leopard on Friday, July 25, 2008. I did an in-place upgrade, not a clean reinstall. And its been pretty good so far. I had to download and install the latest developer tools. Then I had to download and install the latest driver for my HP OfficeJet (a 7210 – […]

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Tamiya motorized forklift kit

I won a Revell Rat Fink model kit on eBay, and needed glue and primer to assemble it. So, after picking up a couple paintings Aviva did to apply to a local co-op gallery, I went to Kit Kraft, a neat hobby shop on Ventura Place in Studio City. They carry many of the Tamiya […]

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Tolerance

This morning I read a short article in the NY Times that got me thinking again about tolerance, “At the Intersection of Synagogue and Boardwalk, a Feud.” The author writes about the last Synagogue on Venice Beach, which is next to a store that sells tee shirts, string bikinis and undergarments; apparently there have been […]

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Daedalus: Part One of Two (Star Trek: Enterprise)

Title: Daedalus: Part One of Two (Star Trek: Enterprise) Author: Dave Stern Mass Market Paperback: 344 pages Publisher: Star Trek (October 1, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743471180 ISBN-13: 978-0743471183 Another fun read, this book uses a typical Star Trek construct, the alternative universe. The neat part is the appearance of people from the past of […]

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Taking a look at atomserver

I read the XML Daily Newslink, and saw the following reference: AtomServer Helps Serve Up AtomPub Taylor Cowan, O’Reilly Technical The most interesting development within the XML world of late is AtomPub. It abstracts the details (however simple they may be) of REST and provides them in a well specified protocol. Instead of writing home […]

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U.S. criminal law and blogging

Just finished reading the N.Y. Times article, “At the Uneasy Intersection of Bloggers and the Law.” For those of you blogging in the US, you should read this article. It talks about a recent attempt to gather the real identities of people blogging anonymously, without their knowledge. The subpoena said that anyone disclosing information about […]

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Tattoos can be kosher

Aviva pointed out an interesting article in the NY Times on Jews and tattoos, “For Some Jews, It Only Sounds Like ‘Taboo’.” Since I got my tattoo, I’ve been thinking about what effect that might have on my post-death options, so this article helped; for example: “The eight rabbinical scholars interviewed for this article, from […]