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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 Whole Deal: Fulfilling the Promise of Acquisitions and Mergers

Title: The Whole Deal: Fulfilling the Promise of Acquisitions and Mergers Edited: Michael Sisk and Andrew Sambrook This book is a collection of articles from the magazine Strategy+Business . The first three-fourths of this book is right on target, discussing mergers and acquisitions. There is a section on strategic alliances which, while useful, seems out […]

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Apocalypto

Aviva and I went to see Apocalypto on Christmas day. Interesting film – as I suspected, it was visually stunning and very, very violent (I had to cover my eyes a couple of times). The movie is somewhat predictable – man is separated from his family, survives by luck and skill, returns, saves his family […]

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Anniversary dinner at Merlo on Lincoln

In preparation for our 16th anniversary night out, Aviva was in a quandry – where to go to dinner? We wanted Italian food – we love Italian food, but there are very, very few places in Chicagp that have food that, in our opinion, tastes at all like the preparations in Italy. I mentioned Merlo […]

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Management of the Absurd

Title: Management of the Absurd Authors: Richard Farson and Micheal Crichton Paperback: 176 pages Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (March 13, 1997) ISBN: 0684830442 I didn’t like this book at all. It contains a number of paradoxes related to management, but there are precious few ideas about what to do about them. The book brings […]

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Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World

Title: Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World Author: Paul Cartledge Hardcover: 376 pages Publisher: Overlook Hardcover (November 2, 2006) ISBN: 1585675660 Having studied ancient Spartan history in college, I just had to read this book when I found out it was available. The book is divided into three main sections: the lead-up to the […]

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More Space: Nine Antidotes To Complacency In Business

Title: More Space: Nine Antidotes To Complacency In Business Edited by: Todd Sattersten Paperback: 152 pages Publisher: Astronaut Projects (October 25, 2005) ISBN: 097700483X This book was another free one from inBubbleWrap.com . This is a collection of nine stories by different authors having to do with complacency. I found the book somewhat lacking – […]

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The Story of Writing

Title: The Story of Writing Author: Andrew Robinson Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Thames & Hudson; New Ed edition (September 1, 1999) ISBN: 0500281564 I bought this book a year or so ago at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. I’ve always been interested in language, especially since I don’t seem able to learn much […]

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Live At KEXP Volume 2

I heard about the CD “Live At KEXP Volume 2” on Sound Opinions (a weeklypublic radio show that features interesting new music and interviews and performances in their studio). Its pretty good – you can find it at http://www.kexp.org . Translate

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Sapori Trattoria

Sapori Trattoria is on Halsted just south of Diversey. Its a small Italian restaurant with a reasonably diverse menu and a pretty good wine list. I had the squash soup and the ossabucco on lasagna – the food was really good but the service was terrible. I think something was wrong in the kitchen because […]

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Sarah: Women of Genesis

Title: Sarah: Women of Genesis Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Forge Books; 1st Forge Ed edition (August 30, 2001) ISBN: 0765341174 I enjoyed this book a lot. Its very much fiction – as Card writes in the end notes, the Torah includes little detail and so any undertaking like this […]