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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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The Medici Giraffe

Title: The Medici Giraffe Author: Marina Belozerskaya Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (August 21, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0316525650 ISBN-13: 978-0316525657 The title of this book is a misnomer – only one chapter out of 7 talks about the Medici Giraffe, which was a gift from an Egyptian ruler to get the […]

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Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence

Title: Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence Author: Tim Parks Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton; 1 edition (May 15, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0393328457 ISBN-13: 978-0393328455 I read this book while traveling to and from San Diego for an interview. The book is very interesting – it weaves the historical events […]

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13949712720901ForOSX

13949712720901ForOSX You can read about why this string is important here.  Suffice it to say that this seems like a nice, non-violent way to support the port of Java 6 to the Mac platform.  Although, I suspect Apple has it almost ready anyway – they delayed the Leopard launch to get the iPhone done, and […]

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Dinner at Alhambra Palace Restaurant

Alhambra Palace Restaurant is a good Morrocan restaurant on Randolph Street. 1240 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL – (312) 666-9555 We went to the antique market on Randolph and went by this restaurant on the way there. You can’t miss the facade – its a bad takeoff of the Arabian Nights. Aviva had wanted to try […]

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Chicago Metra comuter train schedule stuff

I’ve written a little web app to find the next four trains running between two stations on the Chicago Metra comuter train line.  I also loaded CalTrain, a little Blackberry application, with the lines I and a friend usually take (the application can’t handle a large set of data for some reason). Translate

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Stardust

Title: Stardust Author: Neil Gaiman Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Harper (July 31, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0380804557 ISBN-13: 978-0380804559 I read Anansi Boys and American Gods a bit ago and, when I saw this book had been made into a movie, I figured I should read it. This was a quick, fun read.  […]

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More paper models!

I built two more paper models, one of the Duomo and the other the Campanile, both in Florence. I also started a web page on my paper modeling hobby. I made two more paper models, which I bought on eBay and from Daedalus Books (a good overstock and discount on-line bookstore). The models are of […]

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Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis

Title: Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis Author: Orson Scott Card Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Forge Books; New Ed edition (November 29, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0765341298 ISBN-13: 978-0765341297 Just finished this book.  I liked it quite a bit; it goes along with Card’s books on Sarah and Rebekah. Card is doing a series of […]

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My Brother Is An Only Child

A good Italian film from the Chicago International Film Festival. Since I’m between jobs I’ve been trying to spend more time with Aviva.  She and I don’t typically like the same films, but I agreed to go with her to see this one for a Saturday night out. We ate dinner at a restaurant next […]

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The Deathworld Trilogy

Title: The Deathworld Trilogy Author: Harry Harrison Paperback: 438 pages Publisher: Berkley (September 15, 1983) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425068277 ISBN-13: 978-0425068274 I don’t know what made me think of this book….  When I was a child, my sister had the second volume of this trilogy – the cover had a great photo of half-naked slaves […]