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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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Hopefully this is my blog’s new home

I’ve installed WordPress on my web site, which took perhaps 5 minutes, and moved my blog entries over here, which took perhaps 20 minutes.  I’ve used a free template I found that looks okay along with some widgets. I’ll do more formatting after I take some time to catch up on entries.

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Sawtelle and Govindas

Got to kick everyone out of work early today. So, Aviva and I took a trip into West Hollywood. First, we stopped on Sawtelle. This is yet another Japanese area, with a few really cool stores like Giant Robot, which is a cool store that sells Japanese toys, books, and just general stuff; I bought […]

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Still getting moved over

I’ve still got to finish moving the images over to my blog, then I’ll start adding some new entries. Most will be in the past, for example some of things we’ve done in Los Angeles. I’ll probably add a page to my travelogue for our trip out here (we drove from Chicago, IL, to Westlake […]

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Switching blog tools

I haven’t posted anything new, although so much has changed in my life lately.  Why? Turns out the company (and author) of the blogging software I’d been using, iblog, has left it in a semi-finished state that won’t run on Leopard (MacOS X 10.5); I’ll never buy anything from them again and suggest you don’t […]

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Chinatown in Los Angeles

We decided to take a drive to Chinatown. Not as big as the ones in San Francisco, New York City or perhaps even Chicago, but its still pretty neat. There’s a big sign when you walk up The gates look really cool There are some nifty, oriental-looking buildings And of course a statue of Dr. […]

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The Getty Villa

We went to the Getty Villa to celebrate Aviva’s birthday. The Villa is located in Malibu across from the ocean on a hillside. The building is modeled after an Italian villa; one part is designed after Hadrian’s villa. The collection is centered on art of the ancient world. There are two gardens, call peristyles, one […]

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Found a cool store in West Hollywood, New Stone Age

While killing time before dinner, we happened upon a cool little store in West Hollywood called New Stone Age, 8407 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, 323.658.5969, frannie@newstoneagela.com. We bought two cool things, a glass object with what looks like a jelly fish inside (its just glass, but its very cool looking), and a […]

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The Good That Men Do

Title: The Good That Men Do (Star Trek: Enterprise) Author: Andy Mangels, Michael A. Martin Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Star Trek (February 1, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743440013 ISBN-13: 978-0743440011 The first (and as far as I can tell only) pulp fiction book based on the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series. It uses […]

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Soda Can Robug

I assembled a soda can Robug from a kit. I bought the kit at a book sale in the lobby of my office building yesterday; I had to bring in a small philips head screwdriver to complete the project. I built it while waiting for the post-release meeting to start early today (we rolled our […]

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Arrived in California

We drove five days from Chicago, Illinois, to Westlake Village, California. Here are some pictures we took along the way. View Larger Map Some of the boxes in our former living room Loading up the moving van Aviva in Colorado A Pizza Hut in Nebraska A Shell station in Utah