News Archive 12
April 28, 2003
Hello. I feel really bad about not being able to dedicate as much time to getting betamountain.org 2.0 up, but life is very hectic right now (Now I know how Rabbi Bob always felt). I'm busily working on bm.org 2.0 and will have it up shortly.
Former writer for the Galaxy Rangers, Mr. Cy Voris has done an outstanding job with Bulletproof Monk.
I read several reviews about Bulletproof Monk prior to seeing it and overall, it's not a critical success; however, it is one of the most entertaining movies I have seen in a long time. Matter of fact, it's now my favorite movie of all time. Makes me wanna become a buddhist... oh, wait a minute... I did become a buddhist... I still don't get the whole 10 hot dogs, 8 buns thing, but when I do, I'll have achieved Nirvana.
Feb 27.2003: LeavingEarth.jpg
Somehow the banner picture name was fitting.
I am retiring from editing/webmastering www.betamountain.org as of today. I've enjoyed the last four years of having the site out there and even more just getting the random email from far corners of the globe saying "I can't believe there are other people out there who liked the show!" Knowing that there wasn't only myself, but an entire group tucked away on Ranger-L made it that much more worthwhile.
I was surprised earlier this month when I finally browsed the access log and found that by Feb 13th the numbers were Avg daily hits: 1549 & Monthly total: 18599. Of course with my luck 80% of those were web spiders <EG>. I posted nearly 1 year worth of access stats here.
Warm thanks to Dan, Kaymo, Mr. Mandell, Cy, David Rosler, John Rawlins from the series for spending the time with help, comments, stories, submissions and just plainly being loyal to the fan base. I'm going to miss pimping Dan out like I used to as it wasn't a true update unless I posted about something new he had written. <EG> Thanks to everyone who contributed to the GR CD's, for without that work, Betamountain would be a pale comparison of what it is today. Thanks to E.B. & LN for the morale support here & there. (I never say moral support; to me it is like Water Resistant not meaning "resistant to water". My morals were never in need of support, my morale however...)
The wife and I are moving back to Maine in a few weeks. The baby is on the way in May and I see time for projects that are already collecting dust getting smaller and smaller. Rather than let a good thing grow more stagnant, I'm handing it over.
Xander Christ will be the new webmaster and sooner or later (probably later) the site itself will move to his own server. I'm sure the site will move forward in a much better (and faster) direction and will be in capable hands. After four years of having the site, I'm a little touched <G>. It came along way from "The Cryocrypt" on Geocities.
My email address will be rabbibob @ betamountain.org after we move and I'll be lurking as always on Ranger-L in some capacity, off in the corner where I think I belong.
Things you may want to visit and archive for your own usage:
|For my final plug, check out Christopher Rowley's latest book titled Doom's Break the 3rd Book of Arna. Here is a link to it on Amazon. Good to see another chapter in the series out there.|
Nov 12.2002: Moment Of Silence
Oct 2.2002: Out of touch...
|Out of touch with reality for awhile. It seems my account on Ranger-L decided to stop receiving posts, so where I would normally have the spill over from the list to give you links to new fanfic, this time it is not the case.|
| While not GR related totally, I wanted to announce that the Wife & I are expecting a child next year :) She's only nearly a couple months along, but we're just plain giddy (except when she's nauseous, then the giddiness is at a low).|
Finished reading a slew of Christopher Rowley books: War For Eternity, The Black Ship, Starhammer and now I'm reading Golden Sunlands. Having read most of the fantasy novels already, the science fiction books by Rowley are quite change of pace.
|Andy Thomas emailed me with a link to his webpage where he has the intro videos for numerous 80's cartoons (including Galaxy Rangers, of course) in the WMV format for download. Check out 80's Multimedia at SFXB for more. Thanks Andy!|