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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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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 […]

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Miracle Mile art walk

We visited about half the galleries that participated this month; the work was so bad that I brought home no (that’s zero for the algebraic or null for the mathematicians) cards home. I stopped in the small gift shop for the Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Blvd. I bought a book of Japanese […]

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Yang Chow Restaurant

We ordered carry out from Yang Chow Restaurant – who’d have thought there’d be a good Chinese restaurant within walking distance of our apartment? While they are known for their seafood, Aviva didn’t like the scallops – she felt they’d been frozen and were therefore chewy. My Szechwan chicken was very good, not too spicy […]

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Stop using the 1-click button then

I guess Amazon.com is learning that it too can play Microsoft’s game. In the NY Times article ” Small Publishers Feel Power of Amazon’s ‘Buy’ Button“, Doreen Carvajal discusses the plight of publishers that are being squeezed for profits by Amazon. Now that Amazon.com is one of the largest book distributors globally, they can use […]

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Star Trek: the manga Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou

Title: Star Trek: the manga Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou Author: Bettina Kurkoski (Author), Christine Boylan (Author), Wil Wheaton (Author) Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: TokyoPop (September 11, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1427806209 ISBN-13: 978-1427806208 I found this book in a Japanese bookstore in Little Tokyo. I didn’t have a lot of time to look at […]

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Nothing’s Sacred

Title: Nothing’s Sacred Author: Lewis Black (Author), Hank Gallo (Editor), Michael Frost (Photographer) Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (July 11, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1416914811 ISBN-13: 978-1416914815 My favorite curmudgeon’s first book and I still think Lewis Black might indeed know God thanks to find two Starbucks across the street from one another. […]

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Venice Beach

We decided to take the dog down to Venice Beach – it was hitting over 90 degrees in the Valley and it was only in the mid 70s at the water front, and we’d heard that Venice Beach was still a hippie holdover from the ’60s. I liked it. We walked perhaps a quarter of […]

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My first spambot registration!

Since this is not a highly publicized blog, I see when people register or drop comments (can’t miss it really). So when I saw a new registration email I thought I should check it out. Its a spambot apparently; when I googled the email address I found this post. Since I don’t think you can […]