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August 22, 2005

Synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog has died

Bob Moog has died at age 71 of brain cancer. His work was a cornerstone of everything that has been called electronic music, from Wendy Carlos to Herbie Hancock, from the Beatles to electronica.

August 21, 2005

Ready to ride?

Up before dawn to prepare I find it hard at the moment to imagine the hundred kilometer bike ride I've set myself up for today. Wish me luck!

Update (22 Aug., 5:21 PM EDT): With twenty-four hours of perspective I feel pretty good about the ride. It's a very hilly route, one I completed this time last year, but this year it was much more humid and somewhat hotter and that made it feel a lot harder than I expected. I had to make more stops than I would have preferred to and I can't say I felt good very often during the ride but I finished it, and with the extra four miles we tacked on due to a missed (and unmarked) turn this ride became my longest to date at seventy miles.

August 09, 2005

Back home again

I'm glad to see that the Shuttle Discovery is back safe and sound.