Black Viper
Black Viper
May 182003
 

After playing around with various network configurations for the last couple of hours, I found that my original setup is the best, for now. However, I will make another attempt next weekend. Currently, all services should be up and running. Thank you for your patience.

May 172003
 

I must have hit the "big time": I received a virus in my E-mail today with the subject line of "Just Pure BV." If you have not guessed, that has been my motto for quite awhile now. Either I made someone angry and they are trying to tarnish my good name for the fun of it, or it is a major coincidence. If you care, a screen shot is available [link removed]: (22 KB .gif)

May 162003
 

Intermittent network connectivity will occur throughout the weekend. I am fine tuning my configuration and working on improving access bandwidth as well as increasing control. Thank you for understanding while I take this opportunity to geek out on a new setup.

May 112003
 

I have updated the look of all but one of my guides. After working on the domain for the last 10 hours straight, my wrist hurts and I am tired. Hopefully, I will get the last one done tomorrow and start working on updating the services PDF documents. I appreciate your patience while I “once again” put myself through a major change. The good news? Now that I have a format that I like, I will be finally posting additional guides. Stay tuned!

May 112003
 

I posted an update to all services configuration and information pages. This update puts them inline with currently released Service Packs. Windows 2000 Services Configuration Windows 2000 Services Information Windows XP Services Configuration Windows XP Services Information This update does not include a reposting of the applicable PDF document. I will update that as soon as I can.

May 112003
 

Plenty of updates have been happening in the background. Don’t think that I forgot about the site! I have been working on updating all of my guides to be a little bit more user friendly and consistent. Hopefully, this will make the articles easier to understand and more valuable to my readers.

May 042003
 

PCWorld mentions the Windows XP Services page in the May 2003 issue of PC World Magazine. Even though the link is quoted in the article as find.pcworld.com/34595, the actual link is http://blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm. Other articles they allude to are: Windows XP Home Install Guide Windows XP Professional Install Guide

May 042003
 

Ensure that you refresh the current page once, regardless of what browser you are using, before contacting me about display issues. Also, Netscape 4.x has little support for CSS and contains a display bug that effects page layout after resizing the window. As such, instead of opting to use a well known "javascript workaround," I choose NOT to display the navigation structure on Netscape 4.x and below. I also do not change ANY text viewing parameters (colors). If you wish to see the domain as I intend, please use a [Continue Reading]

May 032003
 

After attempting to view the site in Netscape 4.79, I discovered a problem with my current CSS. The issue has been fixed and all text should now be viewable. Ensure that you "reload" or "refresh" the domain page to get the latest version. If you discover any other issues, please contact me.

May 022003
 

Attention: I need your help! If you arrived at this domain through a "flash navigation bar," please contact me! For the last several months, a problem has been eluding me. Upon viewing my server logs, I receive many times per day, requests for my "old" flash navigation buttons that did appear on my domain, last YEAR. No existing page still has the navigation buttons and they have been deleted for some time. This generates "404" errors in my server logs. The issue? Someone or something is attempting to steal my [Continue Reading]