All of the pages have been updated as well as the pictures uploaded. I am surprised it only took about 18 hours. I am now in the process of converting all the pages to a new, hopefully, easier to read format. If the page title (the big current news is an example on this page) is in “purple,” I have not made it to that page, yet. It will still take me a few more days to finish all 560+ pages, but the most popular ones should be completed.
I have am in the middle of completely updating the HTML and images on the domain. Unfortunately, it takes quite a few attempts to upload over 167 MB of content on a pathetic dial up. Needless to say, you may encounter pages with just a white background and a few other strange happenings. It may take a few more days to complete the process.
This may stem from the fact that your ISP told you to configure your system as DHCP (vice static). But, in order to get an IP address, your PPoE connection needs to negotiate on top of TCP/IP… which needs an IP address. A catch-22. Solution? You can purchase a hardware firewall/router solution. You could also get away with placing a static IP address on your internal network card, effectively configuring it for local networking. Service configuration may also contribute to the cause, but under most situations, utilizing a hardware firewall will do [Continue Reading]
NetMeeting is already there, it just needs to be registered. Perform the following: Select Start –> Run, and enter conf then select ok. In the NetMeeting Wizard, complete the required information, and then select the “Put a shortcut to NetMeeting on my desktop” check box. NetMeeting should then be available for use.
Introduction Having information posed for the world to view for free has its advantages and disadvantages. I love it when I receive E-Mail telling me how much people enjoyed my information and glad I have taken the time to post it. Praise for my site layout and easy navigation arrive often in my E-Mail. Please keep them coming! Other times, I get rude E-Mails, often not very literate, that tell me I am worthless, should be taken off of the internet, death threats (yes, really) and many more. This is the reality of giving free [Continue Reading]
I have am in the (long) process of converting the whole domain over to a new format. The site will look rather strange and inconsistent in some places, but “this” page is the look that I am after. Hopefully, I can get it the way I want it.
Windows XP Praise and Flames ~ I have posted a few kind comments from the many readers of my domain. I thank each and every one for taking the time out to send me encouragement to continue. I have also posted Flames.
Ask BV ~ FAQ ~ I have the answers to these questions: "How can I get NetMeeting to work in Windows XP? Where is it?" "Upon boot, I am experiencing a delay of around 60 seconds before I can do anything. I am using a PPoE DSL account. What is wrong?" Read the answers to these and more in my Windows XP FAQ.
Dungeon Siege ~ GPG has "officially" release an update to version 1.1. Check the release here [link removed] for more information. I am currently downloading it, so I eagerly await word as to whether or not one of the fixes destroys the problem that I have previously outlined. I hope it does: "Switched to 100% client/server model to be more NAT- and firewall-friendly."
SETI@Home [link removed]~ I am proud to announce that I have just uploaded my 10000th SETI unit packet.