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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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Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light

Title: Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light Author: Mort Rosenblum Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: North Point Press (October 17, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0865477302 ISBN-13: 978-0865477308 I bought this book a while back because it looked interesting.  Little did I know that I’d be going to Paris for a short vacation this summer, […]

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Laid off

It finally happened – I got laid off from LaSalle Bank on June 29, 2007.  First time in over 20 years.  LaSalle Bank has been trying to reduce costs for years, and they’re finally putting out a bunch of people to do that.  Will it work?  I don’t know. I probably should have followed events […]

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Infidel

Title: Infidel Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Free Press (February 6, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0743289684 ISBN-13: 978-074328968 I was in Amsterdam, on business, when Theo van Gogh was murdered by an Islamic extremist angry over the short film, Submission Part 1. The author of this book, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, wrote the […]

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Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web

Title: Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web Author: David Weinberger Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Perseus Books Group; 1st edition (March 2002) ISBN: 0738205435 ISBN-13: 978-0738208503 This was the last book I asked my team (and I) to read at work as part of our little internal MBA program. We never got […]

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24 Declassified: Vanishing Point (24 Declassified)

Title: 24 Declassified: Vanishing Point (24 Declassified) Author: Marc Cerasini Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: HarperEntertainment; Mti edition (February 27, 2007) ISBN-10: 0060842288 ISBN-13: 978-0060842284 Yes, I also read pulp fiction…. I’ve read a bunch of the ian Fleming James Bond books along with Edgar Rice Borrough’s books. I’m hooked on the “24” television […]

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Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Title: Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae Author: Steven Pressfield Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (September 27, 2005) ISBN-10: 055338368X ISBN-13: 978-0553383683 I started this one on the way home from Italy, but I was already reading a book on the train (my previous blog entry), so this […]

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Starting Something: An Entrepreneur’s Tale of Control, Confrontation & Corporate Culture

Title: Starting Something: An Entrepreneur’s Tale of Control, Confrontation & Corporate Culture Hardcover: 409 pages Publisher: Ravel Media, LLC (January 15, 2004) ISBN-10: 1932881018 ISBN-13: 978-1932881011 I got this book from inbubblewrap.com ; another really good business book from them. This is the story of Neoforma, a medical equipment and supply company that was part […]

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Tilton’s Reading Challenge

LaSalle Bank partners with Tilton Elementary School. We’ve helped them set up a computer lab, done career days, mentor students, a lot of things to try to help the students. One thing LaSalle does is the annual Reading Challenge. We ask the students to read, and report on, a number of books each year. The […]

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Return to Chicago

We got up early and had a room service breakfast; the busboy brought in the breakfast on a cart while Aviva was in her nightie – whoops! We’re both tired and sore from all the walking and traveling. There’s an air controllers strike scheduled for today at 10AM and we leave at 9:25AM – I […]

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American Gods

Title: American Gods Author: Neil Gaiman Mass Market Paperback: 624 pages Publisher: HarperTorch (April 30, 2002) ISBN-10: 0380789035 ISBN-13: 78-0380789030 I saw a used copy of this in a bookstore just before leaving on vacation and figured I’d give it a try. I loved his Sandman series of graphic novels and hoped that he might […]