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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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Visit to Palm Springs, Wayne Thiebaud retrospective

We visited the Palm Springs Art Museum to see the retrospective of Wayne Thiebaud titled “70 Years of Painting.”  Thiebaud be...

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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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Maven: A Developer’s Notebook

Title: Maven: A Developer’s Notebook Author: Vincent Massol, Timothy M. O’Brien Paperback: 220 pages Publisher: O’Reilly; 1 edition (June 20, 2005) ISBN: 0596007507 This book is similar to others in the notebook series – it provides an example-based approach to learning from the first basic tasks undertaken to the more detailed and skilled ones required […]

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The Battle of Salamis

Title: The Battle of Salamis Author: Barry Strauss Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 28, 2005) ISBN: 0743244516 The battle of Salamis was a great naval victory for the Athenian-allied navy over the Persian navy, ultimately saving the Athenians from defeat and enslavement. This book is a very detailed account of the campaign […]

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Hacking Mac OS X Tiger: Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations

Title: Hacking Mac OS X Tiger: Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations Author: Scott Knaster Paperback: 378 pages Publisher: Wiley (July 5, 2005) ISBN: 076458345X I’ve read it once and now need to work through it more carefully. There’s lots of good stuff inside this book, especially hands-on examples of working with the new Automator tool […]

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Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

Title: Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change Author: Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, Erik A. Roth Hardcover: 312 pages Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (May 1, 2004) Language: English ISBN: 159139185 This book is written by the guy that wrote The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution. The […]

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Firefox Hacks

Title: Firefox Hacks Author: Nigel McFarlane Paperback: 398 pages Publisher: O’Reilly; 1 edition (March 11, 2005) ISBN: 0596009283 I saw a chapter of a similar book on line and wanted to improve the performance of the Firefox web browser on my Macintosh PowerBook. The book provides a good survey of things you can do with […]

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The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes

Title: The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes Author: Mark Urban Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Perennial (March 1, 2003) ISBN: 0060934557 This is the story of George Scovell and the British operations under the Duke of Wellington during the Napoleonic campaigns of the Peninsula (Spain) and the 100 Days (Waterloo). Scovell was a low ranking officer […]

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Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire

Title: Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire Author: Alan Axelrod Paperback: 274 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2002) ISBN: 0735203571 This book reflects upon the reign of Elizabeth I of England from the perspective of her leadership traits. I found this book by accident – […]

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Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Title: Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Author: Mary Roach Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May, 2004) ISBN: 0393324826 This book was wonderful! I read it while on a vacation to Antwerp and Bruges . The book is full of interesting tidbits. For example, there’s a chapter on how plastic […]

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Microsoft Secrets: How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People

Title: Microsoft Secrets: How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People Author: Michael A. Cusumano Paperback: 528 pages Publisher: Free Press (December 4, 1998) ISBN: 0684855313 This is a page of stuff copied from this book that I thought was interesting dealing with project/people management. Running a large team […]

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Three books on creativity

I have an active interest in creativity, and here are three books I read (pretty much in a row) on the subject: The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms , Margaret A. Boden, BasicBooks, 1992, 0-465-01451-8 Software Creativity , Robert L. Glass, Prentice-Hall, 1995, 0-13-147364-6 Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Business Creativity for the 90s , Michael […]