Black Viper
Stalk BV
Jul 212003

Quick Rant: (View the previous ones) I just fired up ICQLite after being away for a few weeks and a message that their is a new version available was displayed. Like a moron, I naturally updated. No other time has ICQ ever notified me in any other versions. After clicking the button, I wondered about that fact. Come to find out, AOL destroyed ICQLite with banner ads on each message window! Not only are they ads, they are Flash ads! Needless to say, it took me 2.5 seconds to close [Continue Reading]

Jul 162003

The web site and network will be up and down randomly for the next few days due to my ISP working on their backbone equipment. Hopefully, after the transition, I will be able to acquire additional bandwidth for even faster web site access. I appreciate your patience during this transitional period.

Jul 082003

After the release of Service Pack 4, the latest and greatest PDF document for the Windows 2000 Service Configurations is posted: [link removed]~ 175,233 bytes ~ 45 pages ~ Printable Revision 4 ~ July 8, 2003 This update expands the dependencies of all the services to include not only what a particular service needs to run, but what other services require it to be functional. This could reduce the headache of attempting to cross reference services and may assist you in determining what services you can safely disable on [Continue Reading]

Jul 022003

According to the log file, the web server stopped serving requests at approximately 8:18 AM this morning. The problem has been corrected and everything should be up and operational again.

Jun 282003

This morning, I discovered the secondary DNS server unplugged. This may have caused the site to be inaccessible over the last few hours or delay the delivery of E-Mail. How did it get unplugged? I am leaning toward some nocturnal activities of a few kitties. 🙂

Jun 242003

After 1.5 hours, my inbox is clear. Of the 130+ E-mails I have accumulated in the last few days due to lack of time, I replied to 76 of them… Not a bad ratio, however, if I spent the time to reply to everyone’s technical support request, it would be a full time job. Now, a few stupid stats for you: In the last year (June 23, 2002 to June 23, 2003), I have received (not including spam), 9186 E-Mails. Mostly thanks for the information I provide to the internet [Continue Reading]

Jun 232003

Due to the large volume of E-Mail I get daily, it would be impossible to personally answer every technical support question that you may have. However, kind words have always fueled this domain and is appreciated. I currently have 106 unread E-Mails sitting in my inbox (down from 156 yesterday). I will get to them as soon as I have the time.