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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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I’m doing a bunch of stuff I should have been doing all along

Time, the enemy of humankind. United Online gave all employees an extra day off for the 4th of July holiday, so I’ve got some unexpected free time. I’m doing a few things…. First, working on my WordPress blog – I want to try to fix the Twitter Tools plugin, it doesn’t know about the local […]

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GPS tracking getting better (still not great for the unwashed masses)

Today’s New York Times has an article titled, “See Spot Run. Now Find Out Where He Went.” The author tried out the Zoombak, a GPS tracking tool designed to be used on dogs and children. As the author noted, it didn’t work so well, with lots of false locations and slow updates. Luckily I’m past […]

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where

I’ve been playing with where for two days now. Where is an application for smart phones, including the RIM Blackberry, that creates a widget environment for GPS location information. So, for example, there’s a GasBuddy widget, which shows you the prices of gasoline at nearby stations, including the distance to the station from where you […]

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Surak’s Soul (Star Trek Enterprise)

Title: Surak’s Soul (Star Trek Enterprise) Author: J.M. Dillard Mass Market Paperback: 218 pages Publisher: Star Trek (March 1, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743462807 ISBN-13: 978-0743462808 Dilliard has written a number of Star Trek books. This one is worth reading. The story revolves around the death of a peaceful civilization, the Oanis, and a sentient […]

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Wacko / Soap Plant Store

We decided to drive down to Wacko / Soap Plant, a cool store that I was turned onto by the guy that did my first tattoo. Wacko / Soap Plant is located at 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California, (323) 663-0122. They moved into the Hollywood Blvd. location in 2000. Aviva in front of Wacko […]

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Dinner at Il Tiramisu in Sherman Oaks

We had a good week at the office (mostly things were quiet and so we made lots of progress on everything – very nice), so I left early and Aviva and I tried an Italian restaurant she wanted to check out. Il Tiramisu (13705 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 – 818.986.2640) is located on […]

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Whither Instant Messaging and Twitter?

Twitter’s IM feed has been down for ages. For me, this is a real problem for two reasons. Since Twitter is all about what you’re doing / thinking / feeling at a given moment, access to tools while mobile is critical. I hate SMS. I love GoogleTalk on my RIM Blackberry. Using the Twitter IM […]

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Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices That Matter)

Title: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices That Matter) Author: Garr Reynolds Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: New Riders Press; 1 edition (January 4, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321525655 ISBN-13: 978-0321525659 A friend of mine suggested this book to me over a year ago and I finally got a chance to read […]

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What makes for a common culture?

In these days of declining birthrates in the developed world along with greater immigration and rising third world economies, what makes for a common culture? What makes the US a desirable place to live, and what makes us Americans as opposed to Italians or Dutch? I thought of this while reading a NY Times article […]

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Woodland Hills Arts and Crafts Fair

We took the dog and went out at about 11A to see what the fair had to offer. Well, it offered lots of heat and sunshine – it was already in the 90s F when we arrived. We brought water and a portable dog bowl so the dog wouldn’t get overheated, but even with water […]