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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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Getting Things Done

Title: Getting Things Done Author: David Allen Paperback: 267 pages Publisher: Penguin Books (January, 2003) ISBN: 0142000280 This is a very good book – it was recommended, as an aside, in an RSS news feed I read regularly (the main thrust was recommending a web-based list management site, tasktoy). David Allen suggests that we spend […]

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Dutch debate rights in struggle against terror

An article from the NY Times, reprinted in the Herald-Tribune, about the difficulties facing the Dutch in fighting terrorism.

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Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption

Aviva and I went to the “Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption” exhibit at the Field Museum. This was a very good exhibit (even if visting it on the Saturday after Thanksgiving may not have been good timing). It was very very busy – there was some crowd control but not too much, and the staff […]

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At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tails of Terror

Title: At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tails of Terror Author: H. P. Lovecraft Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Del Rey; Reissue edition (September 13, 1991) ISBN: 0345329457 My son Nathan recommended this book to me – I had nearly finished the book I brought along for the flights and hotel room, and he said […]

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The Great Heresies

Title: The Great Heresies Author: Hilaire Belloc Paperback: 161 pages Publisher: T A N Books & Publishers (October, 1991) ISBN: 0895554755 This book was a waste of my time. The author is obviously Catholic – the viewpoint of the book is that all heresies are wrong, the Catholic Church is the one right church, and […]

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The Perfect Heresy: The Life and Death of the Cathars

Title: The Perfect Heresy: The Life and Death of the Cathars Author: Stephen O’Shea Publisher: Profile Books (May 21, 2001) ISBN: 1861973500 I bought this book at Waterstones on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam – I had almost finished the book I brought along with me (A War Like No Other : How the Athenians and Spartans […]

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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Title: The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century Author: Thomas L. Friedman Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374292884 I’m glad I got to read this book – I got it by responding to a survey by Infosys. Friedman ties a bunch of seemingly separated things into a […]

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The Life of David

Title: The Life of David Author: Robert Pinsky Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Schocken (September 6, 2005) ISBN: 0805242031 I’ve read the Old Testiment and the Torah, but I knew little about the life of the King that probably marks the height of Judaism. This book was worth reading, but I feel it rambles a bit […]

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A War Like No Other : How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War

Title: A War Like No Other : How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War Author: Victor Hanson Hardcover: 416 pages Publisher: Random House (October 4, 2005) ISBN: 1400060958 I read this book on my most recent trip to Amsterdam, and right after finishing a book on the life of King David. This book […]

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Turing (A Novel about Computation)

Title: Turing (A Novel about Computation) Author: Christos H. Papadimitriou Paperback: 283 pages Publisher: The MIT Press (April 1, 2005) ISBN: 0262661918 I saw this book on a table at a Borders and I wanted a book to take traveling, so I decided to try it. I’m glad I did! This is a very nice […]