Black Viper
Stalk BV
Oct 262003

I kind reader notified me of an issue that I have been working for some time. However, I did not realize the impact of it. What I saw happening was that IE was not parsing my custom Windows XP Services Registry File page properly and the display was slightly different than the rest of the domain. In fact, it caused further issues which resulted in it being very difficult (if not impossible) to cut and paste the resulting file into Notepad. I have fixed and tested the result and it [Continue Reading]

Oct 222003

I took the web server down to configure my latest domain change. I have successfully installed a compression module for the web server to allow outbound traffic to be dynamically compressed. This will (and already has proven) effective at reducing my bandwidth consumption and greatly decreases page load time. For example, one of my most popular pages being Windows XP Services 411 also has the distinct pleasure of being one of the largest pages served. In an uncompressed state, the amount of data for the page being transferred over the [Continue Reading]

Oct 202003

I have temporarily disabled the different color schemes while I work on a server side solution. If you are lucky enough to use Netscape or, even better, the open source Mozilla, you can change the Black color scheme to a White theme by selecting View –> Use Style –> White. If you are using IE of any flavor, that feature is not available, sorry. But, you can choose Tools –> General Tab –> Accessibility button and check: Ignore colors specified on Web pages You can even go so far as [Continue Reading]

Oct 172003

MaximumPC Magazine mentions Black Viper and with regards to the Windows XP Services Information in the November 2003 issue on page 48 1/2. (This page is actually a fold out and between pages 48 and 49.)

Oct 092003

I have posted a page to allow you to create your own custom Windows XP Services Registry File. IMPORTANT: This function is in testing. Do not use if you are scared as to the outcome. However, feel free to test the tool and send me feedback with success and failure stories. No checks are performed to ensure that all dependencies are accounted for. Ensure that you validate your service configuration before creating your custom file. Checks for dependencies may be included at a later date. Download the default registry settings [Continue Reading]

Oct 092003

If you wish to purchase Halo for the PC and want to play the Co-Op campaign like the XBOX version, do not even waste your money. It is not an option. As a side note, the rendering speed is very poor, at best. The sound stutters often and skips dialog in the rendered cut scenes. So, unless you wish to play single player campaign or online multiplayer at 800×600, it is best to wait for patches to fix the problems. Your results may vary. However, feel free to wander around [Continue Reading]

Oct 082003

Unfortunately, I still have not caught up completely on back E-Mail. Still around 50 more to go but decided to call it quits for tonight. Again, I apologize for the delay and I will try to personally reply to all that I can, but rest assured that kind words of encouragement may increase my time checking E-Mail, but it also motivates me to continue on and lets me know that my information that I take great care of and pride in posting is valuable to others.