Due to “very” high winds locally; a power pole fell, fiber exploded or a router blew up. Exactly, I do not know, but access to www.blkviper.com has been down since ~3:30 PM. However, www.blackviper.com is doing just fine. 🙂
Updated the Ask BV (FAQ) page with additional firewall configuration information pertaining to "SVCHOST.EXE": What is "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services?!?"
Even though it has not happened yet, I have included on my Ask BV (FAQ) page the answer to this question: Why can’t I view any images on your domain?
It is because I block all clients from accessing my images without proper “referer” (sic) information being transmitted to the server. This “referer” (sic) information is logged to find out “where you came from.” It helps figure out the bad links people are sending my way. It helps to discover what people are “searching for” when they click on in, and it identifies theft of bandwidth. Why do I do this? It is to avoid other sites stealing my images and my bandwidth by “inlining” images on their domains. Of [Continue Reading]
It looks as though, at approximately 6:00 AM, the first www.blackviper.com traffic began to access the local network. One small leap for the Internet. One big leap for BV! Any issues you may have, including performance, content not being transferred correctly, etc: Please contact me so I can address and fix them ASAP. I am currently checking my E-Mail often to ensure a prompt response.
It seemed that after adding the additional domains, the local web server was performing very slowly, even on the local LAN. After playing with different settings and sometimes explicitly setting paths, it seems as though the server is fixed and content is served at a much higher rate. Not sure what I did, but I am glad I fixed it as the previous state was totally unacceptable. 🙂
Domain transfer status: http://www.blkviper.com/ has not been converted over, but http://www.blackviper.com/ has. It will take 24 to 72 hours for the DNS information to update throughout the internet. Until that time, the old server will still answer requests. The test domain ) should be active. My G-Fri’s little spot on the web is also active: She may not have "31337" web master "skilz," but her heart is in the right place. 🙂 Any issues you may have, please contact me so I can address and fix them ASAP. I am [Continue Reading]
I have updated my ASK BV (FAQ) to include the answer to an increasingly common question: "What is "C-Dilla?" Is it spyware? Trojan? What installed it?"
“C-Dilla” is the name of a company that was purchased by Macrovision. The previous company, and now Macrovision, use the “C-Dilla” technology to provide “software activation” services and CD Key verification services for anti-piracy reasons. This technology is now sold by Macrovision as “SafeCast” and is bundled with many products. More information about C-Dilla and “official” content is located here: The “old” C-Dilla site is here: Macrovisions Web Site is here: “FAQ” about C-Dilla, SafeCast and “spyware” concerns located on Macrovisions site is here:
Wow. I fell behind again in E-Mail answering. Two hours later, things are caught up. Kind words are always welcome as they fuel this domain. The funny thing is, I have not fallen behind due to anything "important," but I needed a well deserved break from the real world. As such, I dove in head first with Asherons Call 2. For several months (since release) I have been playing the game online and enjoy it. Many things do not make me happy, for one: The crafting system is impossible. However, [Continue Reading]