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I can't stop using my digital camera. I already have a digital video camera but I find myself using my camera a lot more. This time, I've created a scene from outer space using; the camera, Photoshop and the inside of a lamp.

By Bert Ehrmann
12/27/2001



Merry Christmas from all of us at Dangerous Universe. See what Christmas looks like in Northern Indiana.

By Bert Ehrmann
12/25/2001



I was going through the *AMAZING* Google Groups the other day and came across a very early post made back in 1983 about the return of Halley's Comet. Remember the big-to-do about Halley's Comet? I remember back "in the day" I was attending Haley Elementary School and our school mascot was a comet.

Pretty big stuff for a seven year old!

By Bert Ehrmann
12/21/2001



I just got through watching ”Blood Simple”. Great movie, I highly recommend it. The movie had a very in-depth story and was entertaining.

By Bert Ehrmann
12/15/2001



You aren't excited about LOTR? Are you ok? That movie, fan of fantasy or not, is visually stunning. And being based on a book revered on many lists as the best ever has to be working in its favor.

By Alex Faurote
12/12/2001



Anyone remember "MegaForce"? "Deeds, not words". "Ma-Ma-Ma-Megaforce"! In trying times such as these, we need heroes – like Barry Bostwick and his incredible flying motorcycle.

By Bert Ehrmann
12/11/2001



Right now, my favorite Weezer song is Mad Kow. I'm not sure why, I just like it a lot:

I'm watching
And waiting
I'm disintegrating
I know that You'd hear me
If you could come near me
But no one
Can save me now
I'm lost
Just like a cow
Madness burning inside my brain
My brain
I'm falling
To pieces
I'm breaking my leases
I know that
You'd hear me
If you could come near me

By Bert Ehrmann
12/7/2001



Say it ain't so. This news is a heartbreaker.

By Bert Ehrmann
12/6/2001



We're having a bit of a heatwave here in Northern Indiana. Some would call call it "Indian Summer". The usual highs for December for my area should be in the mid 30's. Right now the temperature is 66º.

All I can say is that I'm happier that we're closer to our record high than our record low (-18º). Brrrr.

The record low for December is -18º. That's a difference of 84º between today's high and the record low.

By Bert Ehrmann
12/5/2001



Right now, I am teaching a high school senior (Han Nguyen) how to do web design. Unfortunately, she knows more than I do!

By Bert Ehrmann
12/3/2001



I saw the preview/ advertisement for the upcoming "Lord of the Rings" (LOTR) movie last night on Fox. It seems as if everyone I know is really excited about seeing this movie, but for some reason I'm not. I've never really been interested in the whole fantasy genera – I've never read a fantasy book or played "Dudgeons and Dragons".

About the only movie that's like LOTR that I liked was "Willow", and it's not all that great.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/30/2001



The Hubble Space Telescope has spied the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a star 150 light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/27/2001



U.S. Marines have entered combat in Afghanistan. Also, learn all about the various "special (military) forces" around the world.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/26/2001



Anyone else remember the classic video game 'Wolfenstein 3D, The First Encounter'? I do, and was pretty surprised to find out that there's a new version of the game out there that was just recently released.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/22/2001



The bandwidth for the server that Dangerous Universe (DU) is housed on just got THREE TIMES faster.

Woohoo for DU!

By Bert Ehrmann
11/21/2001



Weezer. Unreleased Summer 2000 songs. Download the live stuff while it's hot. I recommend Mad Kow, it's one of my favorite Weezer songs and it's not available on any CD. 'Nuff said.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/20/2001



Apparently, the Leonids were amazing this year. Some people reported seeing up to 1000 meteors an hour, well short of the 100,000 seen in 1966 but still more than the average of 100 or so. Unfortunately, northern Indiana (where I live) was socked in with a thick layer of fog and I saw no meteors.

Still, seeing the Northern Lights a few weeks back sure makes up for not seeing the "storm" of meteors.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/19/2001



I'd like to chime in on Bert's endorsement of the iPod. I bought mine 3 days ago, and it's already brightened up my life. Really. It's an outstanding product, perfect for anyone that listens to a lot of tunes at home/work/car/exercising etc. And though I'm sure in 6 months or so Apple will release a new version that allows twice the storage at a lesser price, I endorse this thing wholeheartedly! Go get one! - Matt

By Matt Kelley
11/19/2001



This is quickly becoming a fresh bands site, so I figured I'd make my addition. Want some emotional based punk rock? Check out Student*Rick for info, details, and some MP3's. These boys have just gotten picked up by Victory Records, and they rock. They are from South Bend, Indiana (Home of the Fighting Irish) Song to hear: October Skys.

By Jay Ehrmann
11/18/2001



here's the truth boys and girls... Why must the right always be down on things basically everyone else loves. Like Harry Potter.... Today on television I heard one man say, "Harry is evil, becasue is in not a good hero, he makes poor decisions, and uses magic." So now if you make poor decisions and mistakes, you're an evil person? I thought everybody made mistakes, isn't that what makes us human? Parents, there is a thousand things worse that your children could get into besides Harry Potter, trurt me I know.

By Jay Ehrmann
11/18/2001



I got to hold and listen to an iPod today. It's probably the most amazing piece of technology that I've seen in a while. It's so small, the iPod weighs in at around 6.5 ounces, that it can fit in a jeans pocket.

I simply cannot believe that the iPod is this cool. I might just have to buy one for myself!

By Bert Ehrmann
11/16/2001



Okay, I'm confused. Am I the only person in America that's NOT interested in seeing the "Harry Potter" movie? Isn't "Harry Potter" just a modern day version of the 1980's series "The Worst Witch"?

Won't someone please make "Harry Potter" go away?

By Bert Ehrmann
11/15/2001



Microsoft takes it upon itself to add graffiti to Sidney, Australia. My favorite quote from the story is "We have hired a third-party company to do the street sprays ... I can't remember who they are..". Yeah. I buy that. You hire a company and then forget who they were? Sounds kind of suspicious to me.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/14/2001



The commercial for the movie "Black Hawk Down" that aired during the broadcast of "Saving Private Ryan" has made it's way onto the net. It can be found over at the Jerry Bruckheimer : Get Ready to Rock site.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/13/2001



Here's the way-cool new poster for the movie BLACK HAWK DOWN. This poster is much better than the teaser poster released a few months ago. If I were grading the poster, I'd give it an A+. Thanks goes to Dark Horizons.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/12/2001



For the first time in at least three years, the design of the Pixar (the creators of TOY STORY and MONSTERS, INC.) web site has changed. I like it a lot.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/9/2001



Another reason to watch SAVING PRIVATE RYAN on ABC this Sunday:

BLACK HAWK DOWN
: A new 2-minute trailer will air during "Saving Private Ryan" on ABC this Sunday… Thanks goes to Dark Horizons.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/9/2001



Today I was called "the devil". As in "You're the Devil" – several times from the same person in fact. I guess I'll have to add it to the long laundry list of things people have called me in the past.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/7/2001



Greetings,

My favorite band from Fort Wayne (actually, formerly from Fort Wayne) just had their Austin, TX debut this weekend. Jackie Fly flies again! Check out this great band -- the fact that they are un-signed is a crime and will surely change soon as they solidify their new lineup. They have a groovy site that is put together by their lead singer, Chad Beck. It's full of goodies, including MP3s. Do some digging and check out 'Sugar Grove' and 'Mr Splinter.' Pure confections.

By Matt Kelley
11/7/2001



Last night, there was a spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights). Absolutely beautiful. They made the entire northern horizon glow in an eerie shimmering blue. Overhead was a deep red. Almost the entire sky, I'd estimate 85 to 95% was covered by this light.

I haven't seen anything like this since the last time the Aurora Borealis got this far south (Northern Indiana), eleven years ago.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/6/2001



An interesting read about the incredible security precautions being taken at every level of our society. Now there are fighter jets protecting the Space Shuttle.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/6/2001



It's been over two years since the last installment of the epic series STAR WARS, and today the trailer for EPISODE II was released. One question begs to be answered – was it any good?

By Bert Ehrmann
11/5/2001



The latest installment of the SIMPSON'S TREE HOUSE OF TERROR airs on Fox Tuesday (Nov. 6) night. Don't miss this once a year treat!

By Bert Ehrmann
11/5/2001



The STAR WARS: EPISODE II trailer's online. It's very disappointing, but it's online.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/5/2001



More info on the WEEZER and TENACIOUS D "Extended Midget Tour". There is nothing better than this.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/2/2001



Ok, help me out. Is there any better concept than Tenacious D and Weezer in concert? I thought not. This is probably the best tour in recent history. Also, this will be among the better movie seasons in recent past based on preview magazines I have read. Too bad I have no job and thus no money.

By Alex Faurote
11/1/2001



Awesome Aussie rock band – YOU AM I. They RAWK.

By Bert Ehrmann
11/1/2001



Tomorrow night, Thursday November 1st, PBS's Frontline will re-air their show "Ambush in Mogadishu" at 9:00 p.m. The show focuses on "the harrowing 17-hour battle on the streets of the Somali capital in a newly updated version of (their) 1998 documentary "Ambush in Mogadishu," told unforgettably through the eyes of Army Rangers who fought there."

This story is being made into the movie BLACK HAWK DOWN, opening next January in theaters.

This is show that introduced me to the story of BLACK HAWK DOWN. Trust me, watch this show!

By Bert Ehrmann
10/31/2001



Hope and Glory. Such a great film. This is one of the first movies that I saw, that, became more than a movie. This was the movie for me, that changed film from just moving pictures, to something more dynamic, more real, more me I guess. I became Bill for a while.......

By Jay Ehrmann
10/30/2001



An extremely interesting article on just what it's like to fly a combat mission over Afghanistan. I didn't know that the jets were being directed to their targets (somewhat) by "U.S. operative(s) on the ground". Typical military half logic, though, – the pilots are thoroughly briefed on attacking one target, only to be diverted to another target with no prior briefing in mid-flight.

What gets me is that these guys are in my age group. People that I grew up with (conceivably) are out there defending our country.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/29/2001



There's been even more activity at the web site for the movie BLACK HAWK DOWN. The site's gone live with a cool Flash intro. Although there's not a whole lot in the site now, there's a bit of good news. The movie's now set to open in theaters January 18, 2002 instead of March.

I can't wait for this movie.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/29/2001



The pilot episode of the keen TV series ALIAS is going to be aired again this Tuesday,. If you missed this episode when it originally aired back at the end of September, now is your chance to catch it.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/28/2001



I've seen one good movie this weekend, RUN LOLA RUN, and one bad movie, FINAL FANTASY. It wasn't that the entire movie FINAL FANTASY was bad – the animation and design was awesome – it was that the story totally sucked. Bad, bad, bad.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/28/2001



This photo says it all.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/26/2001



Pretty amazing stuff – an antiaircraft missile misses a US jet flying a ground attack mission north of Kabul. These guys are out there putting their lives on the line for us. Thanks!

By Bert Ehrmann
10/25/2001



Blasphemy!

By Bert Ehrmann
10/24/2001



Anyone familiar with the television show ALIAS knows about the bank "Credit Dauphine" – it's the bank where Sydney Bristow works. Is this bank real or are the creators of the series trying to pull a fast one on the viewers AKA the A.I. marketing campaign of last summer?

Still, in my opinion, it's pretty interesting to see a show use the web in an untraditional manner.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/22/2001



Fifteen years in the academy, he was like no cadet they'd ever seen. A man so hard his veins bleed ice. Once he speaks he never says it twice. They call him Judge his last name is Dredd, so break the law and you'll end up dead. Truth and justice is what he's fighting for, Judge Dredd's the man he is the law.

Respect the badge, he earned it with his blood. Fear the gun, your sentence may be death because I AM THE LAW!

By Bert Ehrmann
10/17/2001



When I read this story, it sent shivers down my spine.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/16/2001



Taking the lead from Alex, here is Bert's current top ten movie list:
1) Memento (2000)
2) Fight Club (1999)
3) Traffic (2000)
4) The Usual Suspects (1995)
5) Goodfellas (1990)
6) The Way of the Gun (2000)
7) Ronin (1998)
8) Go (1999)
9) The Wild Bunch (1969)
10) Toy Story 1 & 2 (1995, 1999)

By Bert Ehrmann
10/16/2001



In my ever all consuming obsession with the upcoming movie BLACK HAWK DOWN, I present to you my fan made poster for the movie in comparison to the official poster.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/15/2001



I almost forgot about this. I was recently bored and started making a list of movies everyone needs to see. Any suggestions?

By Alex Faurote
10/15/2001



I almost forgot about this. I got bored recently and started making a list of movies everyone needs to see at some point. Any suggestions?

By Alex Faurote
10/15/2001



Been awhile since I said anything, so here goes. The movie Momento is absolutely astounding. Thank you Bert for recomending it. Also, I have read stuff from Kevin Smith himself about Fletch Won and Jason Lee's involvement.

By Alex Faurote
10/15/2001



Mac OSX 10.1 is lightning fast. It puts 10.04 to shame!

By Bert Ehrmann
10/12/2001



One month later.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/11/2001



An interesting read about the men hunting Osama. From Mark Bowden, the man who brought us BLACK HAWK DOWN.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/11/2001



The best two new shows on television have to be FOX's UNDECLARED and ABC's ALIAS. Plus, now there's BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER on FX at 6:00 p.m. (Indiana time) followed by STAR TREK TNG on TNN.

I'm in couch potato heaven.

By Bert Ehrmann
10/10/2001



The BLACK HAWK DOWN movie site has gone "hot". Right now, about all you can do is download a hi-res version of the movie trailer. On a more serious note, it was eight years ago today that the real life events that inspired the movie BLACK HAWK DOWN occurred in Somalia. For more information on the real life events, read the Philadelphia Inquirer article that lead to the book BLACK HAWK DOWN (and then the movie).

We pause to remember:
CLIFF WOLCOTT - DONOVAN BRILEY - DANIEL BUSCH - WILLIAM CLEVELAND - THOMAS FIELD - RAYMOND FRANK - DOMINICK PILLA - JAMES MARTIN - JAMIE SMITH - EARL FILLMORE - RANDY SHUGHART - GARY GORDON - CORNELL HOUSTEN - CASEY JOYCE - JAMES CAVACO - RICHARD KOWALEWSKI - LORENZO RUIZ - TIM MARTIN (a nod to CineMAYHEM).

By Bert Ehrmann
10/3/2001



New Pics from the upcoming Resident Evil flick are out. Check em out! Resident Evil Pics

By Mo Alexander
10/2/2001



Here is my Kevin Smith Allert!!! From a reliable source on the web, I've been hearing rumors of beginning pre-production of Fletch Won. It would star a favorite of Kevin's, Mr. Jason Lee. how cool.......

By Jay Ehrmann
9/23/2001



Frontline is the best show on television, it crosses the line between entertainment and information.

By Bert Ehrmann
9/21/2001



Anyone else have problems with the "Nimda" virus? Clean it up here

By Bert Ehrmann
9/20/2001



I've added a new desktop background to the "Desktop Accessories" section. This time around, it's for the new show ALIAS. I can't wait for this show!

By Bert Ehrmann
9/16/2001



Actually, both Transformers and G.I. Joe are back, in toy form at least.
G.I. Joe makes a return to the 3 3/4' figure form early next year and a new
generation of the "classic" Transformers are already on toy shelves

By Bert Ehrmann
9/13/2001



hey everyone...Image comics have reinstated the troops known as GI Joe! (a real american hero!) to fight what? Terrorism. Well Joes, your fight against Cobra is needed now more than ever. Check this comic out, it contains all your old favs (Duke, Snake-Eyes, Scarlett...etc.) It's them today, 10 years after being mothballed, fighting for freedom wherever there is trouble, GI Joe is there. (now I ask when do the Transformers get to make a comeback???)

By Jay Ehrmann
9/13/2001



"At approximately 940am, Tuesday morning, I was busily doing my routine server checks, when I happened to stumble across the washingtonpost web page, clearly showing the horrific pictures of the WTC burning.. And shortly thereafter, while listening to the radio for more news, Reports of the Pentagon getting hit began to filter down.. After 10 oclock, Washington DC was considered a Chaos zone. And I was stuck in the middle of it all." -- More to follow on that. For additional news, check out cnn.com

By Mo Alexander
9/13/2001



Observing in stunned silence.

By Bert Ehrmann
9/11/2001



I went to see JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKES BACK last night and liked it a lot. I thought the movie would blow, but was wrong. It’s the funniest movie that I’ve seen in a while. Then again, maybe I’m just saying that so Jay and Silent Bob don’t come to my house and kick my ass like they did to “Magnolia Lover”!

By Bert Ehrmann
9/9/2001



What does "Eng" mean anyway? And why is there a whole "Land" full of it as in "England"?

By Bert Ehrmann
9/7/2001



Having problems with a DNS server blows. Just look what happened to me!

By Bert Ehrmann
9/6/2001



I had some time off yesterday and decided to try my hand at creating some icons for the OSX platform (my OS of choice). I only had time to create two icons, the first is from the upcoming show "Enterprise" and the second is from an old favorite show of mine, "Space: Above and Beyond".

Please note, these icons will only work on the Macintosh platform and best through OSX.

By Bert Ehrmann
9/5/2001



HBO's new WWII Series is coming out soon! Be sure to check it out. Band of Brothers

By Mo Alexander
9/5/2001



The "Man" of B-Rated movies gets interviewed! Where is my Autographed Chainsaw...?? Bruce Campbell Speaks

By Mo Alexander
9/4/2001



I went outside late last night to take a gander at the stars. Overhead were the stars/ constellations of summer shining in the night sky. However, something caught my eye low on the eastern horizon. There I spotted The Pleiades, a cluster of stars that marks the end of summer and the start of fall (they're located in Taurus, a constellation that shines overhead all winter long). That's it, first Labor Day (the unofficial end of summer) and now this.

Winters are long and cold here in Indiana, I'll miss the summer. Want to see The Pleiades yourself?

By Bert Ehrmann
9/3/2001



In my opinion, Oni Comics are producing some of the best material out there. With talent like Steve Lieber , Greg Rucka, and Steve Rolston (to name a few) and books like "Whiteout" and "Queen and Country" you can't go wrong in picking up one of these comics. Interestingly enough, "Queen and Country" is set to become a major motion picture.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/31/2001



Cinescape has some nice pics from the new show "Enterprise" as well as the returning show "Roswell". From what I've read, script included, "Enterprise" is looking very good.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/30/2001



Yowsa!! I stumbled across some seriously good web sites today. For all you art fans, check em out!! PolyKarbon (Anime Style Artwork) Art of Greg Martin

By Mo Alexander
8/30/2001



My favorite (free) OSX application is the MoonDock, by Gary C. Martin. It's nice to know which days of the month I'm a man, and which I am a wolf-man.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/28/2001



First of all, I have to agree with Jay. “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” is great. I went with many people who weren’t as familiar with the View Askewniverse as I am (which is to say, disgustingly familiar) and they all enjoyed it. Also, Mo said something about “Iron Monkey” I have to agree with him as well, this film looks interesting. But when I saw the preview, everyone is the theatre was as confused as I was (yes, I did ask them). How seriously are we supposed to take a movie called “Iron Monkey?” Speaking of oriental choreographers and their movies, “The Musketeer” looks equally well done.

By Alex Faurote
8/28/2001



Perhaps the most violent and sexually explicit mainstream comic book in history, HARD BOILED, is set to be turned into a big screen movie. The best part is the director, David Fincher of FIGHT CLUB. The worst part is the actor set to star, Nicolas Cage.

If the movie holds true to the comic the MPAA will eat this movie alive.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/27/2001



For all you Apple/Mac lovers out there, a nice little HTML page for you. This Page Cannot Be Displayed

By Mo Alexander
8/27/2001



Caught a new Trailer over at Ifilm. Looks like another excellent choice in the martial arts. Iron Monkey

By Mo Alexander
8/27/2001



movie to watch: JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK! I just got back from this fine motion picture. Outstanding, I was not let down by the ending, and I couldn't stop laughing.... Oh yeah, all I can say is watch for Daredevil, and Scobby-Doo........and I am the master of the...ahem....

By Jay Ehrmann
8/24/2001



The trailer for Jet Li's upcoming flick "The One" is out on Apple's website. Check it out when ya get the chance!

By Mo Alexander
8/24/2001



Okay I give. Windows wins the coveted award "Worst Looking Operating System in History ". Good job to the team at Microsoft.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/24/2001



Ever wonder who developed the icons for the original Macintosh, or Windows 3.0 for that matter? It was Susan Kare, the mother of computer icon designs.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/23/2001



Hey Everyone! My band is playing a gig on friday the 31st at Mickeys Pub in downtown Decatur. you can also see definitelygary and Strut Train (www.struttrain.com)....aww yeah!

By Jay Ehrmann
8/22/2001



I've finally had a chance to collect my thoughts and experiences about my trip to the WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON. Read about the comic book "phreaks", Erin Grey, and an on-slaught of THUNDERCATS. Plus glorious COLOR photographs! Read all about it.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/22/2001



Miss the 80's as much as I do? Head on over to "X-Entertainment"'s web site, and check out their media section. "Scary stuff, and the sad thing is, I remember most of it!" http://www.x-entertainment.com/media/

By Mo Alexander
8/22/2001



Pick up your own copy of "MAX PAYNE" from God Games sometime soon. Definitely offering a true to life Drama in a PC / Cinema-Like experience. Theres nothing better than snubbing a bunch of New York Goons with a pair of Ingram Uzis. "This game is WACK!"

By Mo Alexander
8/22/2001



The GOONIES are good enough!

By Bert Ehrmann
8/22/2001



Section 31 has posted some nice stills from the upcoming show STAR TREK ENTERPRISE. The only problem I see with the series, so far, is that the show "looks", design wise, to be further in the future than the original STAR TREK series was (the show takes place before the adventures of Spock and Kirk). The show seems to be "on course". Get it? I just made a joke!

By Bert Ehrmann
8/20/2001



JEERS to MTV for editing out the best bits of their series, JACKASS. Anyone miss "The Omelette" skit from tonight’s episode? I sure did. Unfortunately, I only see more of this in the future for the re-runs of the show.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/19/2001



I love a whee from time to time....but if you do not know what I am talking about, check out this: man, now I wanna go whee!!!

By Jay Ehrmann
8/19/2001



I've just returned from a FOURTEEN hour trip to the "Wizard World Chicago Con 2001". FYI: That's a FIVE hour drive there, spending four hours wandering the con, and a FIVE hour ride back. Then again, I got to see Alex Ross, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Lou Ferrigno, and Erin Gray! ERIN GREY! Okay, maybe not so much Erin Grey,

More later…With *color* photos!

By Bert Ehrmann
8/18/2001



Out of curiousity, is anyone else losing sleep out of anxiety for Kevin Smith's next bit of evidence that he is the next step in the evolutionary chain. He is brilliant, and is set to prove it again Wednesday, I believe

By Alex Faurote
8/17/2001



All those interested in what's looking like the best movie of 2002 please raise their right hand. All those who raised their hands, please go and download the BLACK HAWK DOWN movie trailer and watch. Repete as needed. From Dark Horizons.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/17/2001



I rented "Enemy at the Gates" last night. Coolest sniper movie I've seen in a long time. All I can say is this, next time you think you're safe, remember someone could be 1000 yards away, waiting to have you meet the big man upstairs. And you know what they say, you never hear the one that gets you.....

By Jay Ehrmann
8/16/2001



Astromoners have discovered a solar system that looks like it may be like our own (big planets like Jupiter and Saturn far out from the star, little rocky planets like the Earth and Mars close in). If their discovery holds up, then this is probably the most important astronomical discovery that has happened in the last few years.

Maybe it looks something like this out there.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/16/2001



I find myself being drawn more and more towards the older computers and operating systems … for sentimental reasons of course. I remember the first computer we, as a family, owned. It was a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A. We played games on it, and even did a bit of hand coding with it – as much as I could do seventeen years ago. Whenever I get upset at my Macintosh G3 not having enough RAM or a large enough hard drive, I think of the old machines and realize just how far computers have come.

Multics - A mainframe timesharing operating system begun in 1965 and used until 2000.
Graphical User Interface Gallery - Screenshots of all the old operating systems. Everything from the original Xerox PARC to the new OSX.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/14/2001



After weeks of hard work, I've finally got the new Dangerous Universe online. Hooray for Bert!

By Bert Ehrmann
8/13/2001



Every night, I say a little prayer that goes a little something like this: “Dear God, please let the new STAR TREK series ENTERPRISE be more like DEEP SPACE NINE and less like VOYAGER.” Amen.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/12/2001



I predict that the next big show to hit HBO is the mini-series BAND OF BROTHERS, premiering September 9th. The series follows “E Company, 506th Regement, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest” and their fight during World War Two. The series is based on an excellent book written by Stephen E. Ambrose , which I highly recommend.

By Bert Ehrmann
8/12/2001



Anyone who grew up in the 80’s probably has an affinity for the movie THE GOONIES. I remember seeing it with my grandparents in the movie theater when it originally came out back in 1985. Now the movie comes out on DVD on August 21, with the cut scenes. Can anyone say, “The octopus was really scary”?

By Bert Ehrmann
8/12/2001