Today marks the day that I have uploaded 25000 units for SETI@Home [link removed] . I must laugh, because on Monday, August 12, 2002 when I uploaded my 10000th unit, I was planning on shutting down the systems. Here is a small snip of the current official stats: Results Received = 25009 Total CPU Time = 19.580 years Average CPU Time per work unit = 6 hr 51 min 29.6 sec Average results received per day = 16.78
Many people have asked me to link directly back to their domain or personal pages. I have never honored such requests as I have always felt that "portal" pages are, at times, rather chaotic and useless. However, I am rethinking that position and have created a page dedicated to those people that have linked to my domains content. It would take a large amount of my time to identify all those links that have already been created. However, if you have linked to my domain, please contact me again and [Continue Reading]
A sharp reader identified a news update that I posted a few days ago for only 30 minutes, then deleted. It outlined the steps that I have recently implemented to stop abuse of my content. I will now go into greater detail in the Abuse Rant. For several months, I have been attacking my bandwidth problem from a totally different angle than I recently have. I was optimizing images, cutting down on all "extra" content, and compressing content for faster download time. However, after looking through my log files, that [Continue Reading]
Introduction For several months, I have been attacking my bandwidth problem from a totally different angle than I recently have. I was optimizing images, cutting down on all “extra” content, and compressing content for faster download time. However, after looking through my log files, that was not enough. The issue Many legitimate people use different tools to make their personal internet experience a positive one, namely: The use of “download managers” “Offline browsers” or synchronizing a page (or complete domain) on a schedule However, these type of tools put stress [Continue Reading]
I have added the following Frequently Asked Question in the Ask BV section: How did you come up with the name "Black Viper"?
I have used the “Black Viper” name as an “alias” for many years. It came about when I was pre-teen and just starting to get into the computer scene, even though I was (and still could be) an Atari 2600 gamer. At the time, “everyone” (which was a very small circle of shunned geek’s, because computers were not cool at the time) had a name by which they used for gaming and “cracking.” I wanted to come up with something that was, essentially, the exact opposite of who I really [Continue Reading]
I have posted a new Rant I call Copyleft. It contains an examination of the issues of United States Copyright Law and the GNU Free Documentation License. I, by any stretch of the imagination, am not a lawyer. What is contained in this document are my feelings and opinions on a touchy subject based on extensively pouring over what is deemed legal documents and attempting to come up with a solution to my particular problems in the best way that I can. READ MORE…