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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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Rome

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Rome

Aviva woke up early, really early (like 4AM), so I woke up early too. We got organized, which is always a nice thing. I realized I forgot the special cable for my new camera (I knew I’d do that), and I couldn’t get the zip USB cable to work with Aviva’s camera (funny, it powers […]

Departure for Rome

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Departure for Rome

We bought the tickets and used miles for upgrades back when I had Platinum status with Northwest Airlines. Unfortunately, we had to fly through Detroit and Paris to reach Rome, but at least we have business class seats except for the jog between Paris and Rome. Our flight from Chicago left on time, we got […]

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A History of Orgies (Prion Lost Treasures)

Title: A History of Orgies (Prion Lost Treasures) Author: Burgo Partridge Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Prion; New Ed edition (August2002) ISBN-10: 1853754919 ISBN-13: 978-1853754913 This book was a fun read. I read it over a couple of months. A History of Orgies discusses the history of orgies including a number of descriptive examples. Unfortunately, there’s […]

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An interesting article on bicycles

An article from the Wall Street Journal on how The Netherlands and Denmark (and others) are using bicycles to reduce polution.

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Hiding in the Mirror: The Quest for Alternate Realities, from Plato to String

Title: Hiding in the Mirror: The Quest for Alternate Realities, from Plato to String Theory and Beyond Author: Lawrence M. Krauss Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (November 28, 2006) ISBN-10: 0143038028 ISBN-13: 978-0143038023 I wanted to catch up on the latest theories in quantum mechanics without the detail (I haven’t looked at math like […]

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Dinner at Mitsuwa Market

We saw Mitsuwa Marketplace, 100 W, AlgonquinRoad, on the TV show Check, Please! This is an oriental market, selling a lot of Japanese and some Chinese and Korean food and, well, stuff, especiailly books. We got food at the dim sum shop, but there are 5 different food preparation stores, including one that’s Korean. The […]

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The Song of Hannah : A Novel

Title: The Song of Hannah : A Novel Author: Eva Etzioni-Halevy Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Amazon Remainders Account (August 30, 2005) ISBN-10: 0452286727 ASIN: B000F5FQZO I liked this book. It was well written and the story was gripping. Its loosely based on the story of Hannah and her son, the prophet Samuel. There are some […]

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Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Title: Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything Author: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover (December 28, 2006) ISBN-10: 1591841380 ISBN-13: 978-1591841388 This was a good book and worth the cost and time to read. The book begins with seven aspects of what Tapscott and Williams call “the collaboration economy”: Peer […]

Palm Desert, CA, March 21 – 26

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Palm Desert, CA, March 21 – 26

Aviva and I had to expend some effort to get to Palm Desert this year. We originally had a flight through Dallas on March 20th, but that flight got canceled so they put us on the later, non-stop flight. Weather in Chicago canceled that flight. American put us in a Delta flight on the 21st, […]

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American Commercial Banking: A History

Title: American Commercial Banking: A History Author: Benjamin J.Klebaner Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company. (September 1990) ISBN-10: 0805798153 ISBN-13: 978-0805798159 This was a good introduction to American commercial banking; as a history it connects well with other books I’ve read about the history of American currency (which had a major impact on banking […]