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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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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Title: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Author: Chip Heath Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Random House (January 2, 2007) ISBN-10: 1400064287 ISBN-13: 978-1400064281 This is a really really good book – I’ve been using ideas from Made to Stick during my work day while I was reading it! It should come […]

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Hannibal Rising

We saw “Hannibal Rising” yesterday. We wanted to see this Saturday but the Chicago Reader had the wrong show times for the theatre. So, we went to the first showing on Sunday morning. The movie was fun; it explains why Hannibal Lechter eats people, how he got involved in art and medicine, and why he […]

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Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium

Here’s a link to the page from Cirque du Soleil in case you want to learn more about this show and to get tickets. Aviva and I braved the cold (its just now getting above freezing here) to see the show last night. It was similar but different from the other shows we’ve seen. This […]

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A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder – How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place

Title: A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder – How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place Author: Eric Abrahamson, David H. Freedman Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (January 3, 2007) ISBN-10: 0316114758 ISBN-13: 978-0316114752 I don’t remember how I found out about this book, […]

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24 Declassified: Cat’s Claw

Title: 24 Declassified: Cat’s Claw Author: John Whitman Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: HarperEntertainment (December 26, 2006) ISBN-10: 006084227X ISBN-13: 978-0060842277 Just to show that I don’t only read deep tomes…. I’ve been reading each of these books as they come out (I have a pre-order at Amazon for the next two). I love […]

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Borat

Probably the most tasteless movie I’ve seen in a long time, “Borat” is really funny! He makes fun of everyone, but especially anti-Semites. Really worth the price of admission. Especially the “running of the Jews.”

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Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution

Title: Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution Author: Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, David Robertson Hardcover: 234 pages Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (August 8, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1591398398 ISBN-13: 978-159139839 This is a great book once you have some knowledge of what architecture and strategy are. I think a […]

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How to Survive in the Jungle of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: Creating or Choosing an Enterprise Architecture Framework

Title: How to Survive in the Jungle of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: Creating or Choosing an Enterprise Architecture Framework Author: Jaap Schekkermann Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Trafford (July 6, 2006) ISBN-10: 141201607X ISBN-13: 978-1412016070 This book disappointed me. There are some good recommendations, but there’s little empirical material to lend credence to the claims. And, over […]

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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 […]