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Thursday, April 27, 2000

BM1.0 Icon RecycleEmpty.gif From the mailing list, Daniel Fiorella was posted in the New York Post online column concerning his opinion regarding Bring Your Daughters To Work Day. Check out the innocently title article "BRING THE GIRLS TO WORK & SCARE 'EM STRAIGHT" - (Thanks Daf)
RB Note: As the NY Post isn't into keep continuity after all of these years, you can see the article over at and by scrolling down to see a scan of the article (which is far cooler than reading a webpage.)

Sunday, April 23, 2000

BM1.0 Icon Full.gif Happy Easter!
BM1.0 Icon Full.gif Check out CybertOOn's Cartoon Campaign over on Tripod (link updated to point to - RB) . A good site dedicated to getting those favorites back on the air. You never realize how fast information moves on the internet until you see your own posts somewhere else...
BM1.0 Icon Full.gif 3 more weeks of classes and then it's back to full time work. Also, I've been invited to join my company's website development team this summer. So, if anyone would like to help out here in lieu of a cramped schedule, feel free to ask!

Wednesday, April 19, 2000

BM1.0 Icon RecycleEmpty.gif We're back up!
BM1.0 Icon RecycleEmpty.gif would like to say "hi" to Mr. Robert Mandell, who graced the site with a visit during the first of April. In case you're wondering who he is, check out the credits pages...
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BM1.0 Icon RecycleEmpty.gif Due to the upcoming semester finals, we'll be focusing on basic tidying up around the camp. No major changes to be expected until mid-May. We're currently working on a message board for everyone to drop off their comments about the series and the site.

Monday, April 17, 2000

BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif Quick note: If you're here, then the DNS swap works. Betamountain's host server "Eagle" died this past weekend and we are moving into our new residents on the appropriately named "Vger.' Please excuse the mess, it should be straight by Friday. Stay tuned, there are rumors stirring around the GR series & this time it's not "April Fools!" Check out the first completed entry in the Episode Guide: Gift of Life

Tuesday, April 4, 2000

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif The Character Guide conversion is complete! I'd like to tip my ball cap to Christian for the amount of work he put into creating the guide in the first place. If converting it was this mind wracking, I can't imagine actually putting it together from scratch. "Good work man!"
BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif BE AN EDITOR!!! Okay, after converting 164+ pages, there has bound to be some things that I may have missed. Please feel free to browse the character guide and send along any comments, additions, or fixes to Please include CHAR-GUIDE or something like that in the subject line. Be subjective and, above all, send the correction along with the problem. Thanks!!
BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif From the Ranger-L list, Ann has a new Galaxy Ranger website up at It's quite well done, and she's claims it's her first attempt at a site, but we think Mogul has been working some magic there. (The site will be added to the Links section later on (Hint Ann: keep on me if it doesn't show up soon :] ))

Sunday, April 2, 2000

BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif April Fools :P

Saturday, April 1, 2000

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THIS JUST IN!!!! The Cartoon Network will be running the Galaxy Rangers series, in it's entirety!!!! The scheduled broadcasts will begin June 1st and will be aired at 12:00 p.m. (EST) daily. WOOHOOOOOO!!!!

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The above note got a small reaction from an unanticipated source, you can imagine my surprise at his surprise. I found out through this exchange that at the time he was working Hearst and Central Park Media to release the series in a collectible set. RabbiBob (talk) 09:51, 1 April 2018 (EDT)

  From:	Robert Mandell 
  Sent:	Saturday, April 08, 2000 5:16 PM
  To:	rabbi_bob [at]
  Subject:	galaxyrangers

I was admiring your site, its great work; Can u fill me in on information
regarding the post of the rangers airing on the cartoon network.  This 
is news to me and I would like to investigate this further.

Robert Mandell

BTW, Someone left out Geezi the Pedulant on the character breakdown

  • Note: Message edited for display
  • Note: I added Geezi post haste

Wednesday, March 29, 2000

BM1.0 Icon Normalcursor.gif From the list, series writer Christopher Rowley will be in Southern California in April:
".....In case any Southern Cal Rangers folk are interested, I'll be GOH at ConFurence 11 in Orange County next month. April 7-9th. First time I've been out there in many years. The Convention is at the Irvine Hilton at Orange County Airport. ConFurence is an SF con for animal loving fans and this is the year of the Dragon....'nuff said."
BM1.0 Icon Normalcursor.gif Only 19 more characters to go. School vacation next week, so it should be a snap getting done. It's been an uphill walk between school, playing with the video card & SCSI drive, and work. That and the fact that the Sun is making a nice appearance lately. I'll be re-installing my OS (mostly due to getting new hardware and moving the old out), so this should be the last update for the week here.
BM1.0 Icon Normalcursor.gif Does the name Queen Rajjar mean anything to anyone? I expect this is a French name for the Queen. I came across it on this eBay auction. Speaking of which, here is a quick search of the current GR auctions on [eBay].
BM1.0 Icon Normalcursor.gif Finally, Happy Birthday to D.C.S. this month :)

Wednesday, March 22, 2000

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif Been a little while since the last update! For a short while, the DNS wasn't resolving correctly here (though worked), but Chitaz nipped that one in the bud. As of today, the character guide is good from A to P. Almost through it all, 43 to go. After that, I plan to patch up a few holes I've noticed through the site and the onward to the Episode Guide.
BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif The latest word from our favorite Mel C. Horse, owner of the Ranger-L mailing list, is that the Mailing List directions are in fact up to date and working properly. Remember to give the directions a good reading before trying to hop on board, and when all else fails, ask one of us for help.
BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif This is too funny: Mr. T webmasters

Wednesday, March 8, 2000

BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif From the mailing list:
Lady Niko has come across another mailing list at Here's the description:
  • This mailing list is for the Fans of the animated masterpiece that is Galaxy Rangers. This show didn't last more than a season but through our efforts we will attempt to keep it alive through discussions , sights , sounds , and most especially FAN FICTION stories. My Name is Buffywatcher but I also go by the name of ArenaJade. I will be the Hostess of this mailing list and will endeavor to bring you a lively list to keep you interested. Please join today. I know you'll like it here
  • We're sending our spydroids over to check it out. You can too at
The "" watch takes another turn. It now points to ""San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines" Here's the description:

"San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines SFV99s is a chapter of the NINETY-NINES, INC., an international organization of licensed women pilots. Meetings are held at the Van Nuys Airtel Plaza Hotel, on Valjean Avenue and Sherman Way, on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m."

Last time, the address pointed towards a Microsoft NT service pack update page....

BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif email redirects are ONLINE. Sorry for the inconvenience.
BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif Little quiet on the updating front. I've acquired an ATI All-in-Wonder 128 (32MB) video card & have been tinkering with it. Not too shabby of a card. It'll help out during the episode guide conversion by providing some opportunity for screen shots to accompany the descriptions.
"Buzzwang takes a trip." - Marshmallow trees
BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif Finally, it seems that the mailing list instructions may be outdated, but we're not quite sure yet. Will update on the information when we get it. Our beloved Mel is on spring break (enjoy it!)

Friday, March 3, 2000

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif Betamountain turns 5 months old today. Slowly growing :) With no advertising and manual search engine entries, the access log had these nice things to say:
(Figures in parentheses refer to the 7 days to 01-Mar-2000 20:10).
  • Successful requests: 17,793 (4,998)
  • Average successful requests per day: 147 (713)
  • Successful requests for pages: 3,450 (578)
  • Average successful requests for pages per day: 28 (82)
  • Failed requests: 2,368 (523)
  • Redirected requests: 8 (1)
  • Distinct files requested: 593 (235)
  • Distinct hosts served: 940 (153)
  • Data transferred: 128.900 Mbytes (30.623 Mbytes)
  • Average data transferred per day: 1.071 Mbytes (4.374 Mbytes)

I peeked at the error.log and most of the errors are due to the inactive links between the character guide & the episode guide, so those will be resolving themselves as the building progresses.

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif As it stands, the character guide conversion now runs from 0-9, A-M. Only 63 characters left until the episode guide conversion starts.
BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif Currently, all email redirects are offline. Sorry for any inconveniences. I'm loosing email too. And if that's not enough...Yahoo/Geocities (Geo-Who?) killed my account this morning. For now, can be used to contact me with for Betamountain info.
BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif Betamountain is holding a banner contest! CGfWiG & Fatima have been great enough to toss messages to the list in the absence of my working emails addresses:

Hi! Our webmaster Rabbi Bob asked me to host another contest. This time, the goal is to design a banner for Well, here we go.

  • Rules: (a la Rabbi Bob)
    • All banners must comply with either class 1 or class 2 dimensions. Class 3 will be only considered on if exceptionally done.
      • Class 1) 468 pixels x 60 pixels
      • Class 2) 60 pixels x 60 pixels
      • Class 3) free for all
    • Size should not exceed 40kb in file size. [**Strictly enforced**]
    • File formats will be either *.jpg or *.gif (animated accepted).
    • Deadline for entries: May 1st, 2000

How to contribute

Well, Rabbi Bob didn't tell me what you might win, but I think at least one thing we can offer is an E-Mail forwarder like "" --- if you don't have one already

CGfWiG --

Which means I have to think of a prize ;P .......

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