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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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The Orphanage

Guillermo del Toro’s latest movie is yet another fantastic journey Guillermo del Toro’s new movie, “The Orphanage,” follows in the footsteps of his other movies.  This is magic realism set in an orphanage where, as you’d expect, things are not what they seem. In this film, the special effects take a back seat to the […]

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Haganah

Title: Haganah Hardcover: 295 pages Publisher: New American Library (1964) ASIN: B000JJVW5E I found this book at a rare and used bookstand at an antique sale on Randolph Street a couple of months ago, and I finally finished it. Its a good book on a subject rarely covered, the defense (which is a loose translation […]

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The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade That Transformed Wall Street

Title: The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade That Transformed Wall Street Author: Jonathan A. Knee Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (July 31, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0812978048 ISBN-13: 978-0812978049 I bought this book at the Phoenix airport on the way home from an interview (I didn’t get the job, bummer).  This […]

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Youth Without Youth

We saw “ Youth Without Youth,” the new Coppola movie. The internet database entry is here and the studio web site is here. I liked this movie and Aviva didn’t – its a story about love, life and the metaphysics of time.  Tim Roth plays the main character, who is struck by lightening and becomes […]

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The Kite Runner

Saw it this afternoon at a midday matinee. Wow, what a movie – I cried twice during the film, and Aviva cried through most of it. Its a story of family, trust, friendship, bullys and standing up for one’s beliefs.  Its set mostly in Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion and then during the Taliban. […]

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Spertus Museum reopened and the One of a Kind sale

We did two things this week to take my mind off of my job search. The Spertus Museum, which is attached to the Spertus College here in Chicago, is a Jewish museum and educational facility on Michigan Avenue.   We went in on Thursday this week to check out their new digs – its a […]

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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 […]