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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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Arrival in Dublin

We got in on time even though the plane left an hour late. We picked up our bags and caught a cab to the hotel, the Best Western Royal Dublin– it was less than 20 Euros to get from the airport to the hotel. The room wasn’t ready so we went to the bar and […]

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Flying to Dublin

I brought only two books for this trip: Serendipities: Language and Lunacy by Umberto Eco, and Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments Of The 20th Century by Lauren Slater. We left way too early for the airport; security wasn’t a big deal. We’re flying Aer Lingus on the trip out. We had to check our […]

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Flying home

We awoke early, showered and ate breakfast. Aviva checked out while I showered. We packed the last things and caught a cab – me to the airport, Aviva hopefully to the train station to go on to Florence for a week. The ticket counter for KLM in Bologna is on the lower level to the […]

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Bologna

We awoke, showered, got breakfast and a cab to the center of Bologna. As we walked, we found Aviva's street! We then walked to Museo Ebriaca, which is located on the edge of the old Jewish Ghetto; this is a Jewish history museum that was funded and started by the non-Jewish community in Bologna to […]

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From Siena to Bologna

We woke slowly today. We got breakfast and got out – we decided to go to the Pinacoteca de Siena, the painting gallery in Siena. No pictures and no catalog, so there's not much for me to do but say that the art is very interesting. Sienese art is very gothic. We drove to Bologna […]

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San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena

We woke up very early and had a shower and breakfast. Aviva’s legs and my back are still sore – just too much walking on stone surfaces for our old bodies I suppose. The weather for our trip has been superb, as its been in the 70s and sunny every day. Diet Coke is called […]

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Siena

We woke at 7A and ate breakfast and showered and planned our day. Aviva’s feet and legs hurt, and my lower back has started hurting, so we went slowly today. We started at the Duomo. This time we got to go inside, and we got lucky – the floors are decorated with inlaid patterns which […]

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Siena

We woke at 7A. Breakfast was good – this hotel’s buffet includes eggs and Italian bacon, which is saltier and seasoned with pepper. I finished A History of Sparta, 950-192 B.C. this morning while Aviva showered; I’ve started Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. Along the walk from the hotel we found a sculpture of […]

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From Arrezo to Siena

We awoke at 6A (I had control of the alarm clock today). We got breakfast and went out to see Arezzo. The hotel provided a small ma We walked down to the Duomo – there’s a Piero della Francesca fresco of the Madonna on the side wall. The museum was closed (the woman working the […]

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From Assisi to Arrezo

Well, we slept through the alarm – Aviva turned it off, rolled over, and both of us fell fast asleep until after 7:30A today. We needed the sleep but today is a busy day – we intend to drive through Perugia (the chocolate capital of Italy – yes!) to Arrezo. The hotel brought our car […]