Black Viper
Stalk BV
Mar 302004

I have made several changes to, not only the web server, but the connection control and caching in general. The web site (hopefully) will be much faster for you than it has been in the past. If anything just does not seem "right," please feel free to Contact Me and report the issue. Every time I do some massive changes, things break. Please understand, though, that I am currently "way" behind on E-Mail (like over a week). Mainly, due to the recent "behind the scenes geeking" I have been doing. [Continue Reading]

Mar 222004

With the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 right around the corner, I will be testing the Release Candidate 1 and post my findings by updating the Services Configurations, Descriptions, Custom Registry Tool and Registry patches. This will take some time to ensure accuracy of the information. Stay tuned!

Mar 182004

At long last, World of Warcraft has been released in Beta form and I can finally post my experiences about the Alpha. Many people have asked me why the updates in the last few months have been "few and far between." World of Warcraft was the answer that I could not tell anyone about due to a legal and binding agreement to not disclose that the game even existed. I have been been enjoying the game since December 24, 2003. More information can be discovered on the World of Warcraft [Continue Reading]

Mar 152004

After scratching my head for awhile, I finally found the cause of why the domain has not been accessible all day. Everything should be up and running again. I appreciate your patience.

Mar 122004

Due to my overly aggressive banning of certain web site tools from connecting to my web server, I mistakenly blocked access to W3’s validation service. I reference this service on my Browser Compatibility Page. Since I recommend adhering to web standards and the use of standard compliant browsers, I feel this service is much more valuable to my readers in helping them understand the reason for web standards. Once again, the link is valid and the service is no longer forbidden access. Even though no reader brought this to my [Continue Reading]

Mar 042004

The domain has been down for 10.5 hours due to one of my ISP’s routers biting the dust.

Mar 032004

Looks like the worms are slowing down. I have only received 30 in the last 10 hours. I found, mostly, large numbers of W32.Netsky.D@mm and (the now published information of) W32.Beagle.J@mm. The Beagle is the worm I discovered last night crawling around and posted information about in the previous news update. More information can be found here:

Mar 022004

Even though I touched on the thought of dumping my E-Mail address in my latest Rant, I have not done so. This should not be much of a surprise since I posted My E-Mail Address Rant only a few hours ago. However, just a couple of those hours ago, I started to get, yet again, a virus that no information is posted about (that I have found). The techniques to try and get people to "open that attachment" and infect systems really makes me laugh! I touched on several in [Continue Reading]

Mar 022004

In this news update, I wanted to touch on several things that have been bouncing around in my head the last several days. Even though I would like more than anything for the information to be short, it did not turn out that way. This news update turned into an expanded Rant topic and I pretty much ran out of time to post information about my other issues. So, a short take on only one of them is included here and the next update will include additional issues. Here we [Continue Reading]

Mar 022004

Introduction My current E-Mail address listed on the Contact BV page has served me well. It has been in use for over five years. However, in the last ten hours, I have received three times more virus infected E-Mail’s than I have received legitimate correspondence. Not to mention the spam that my server automatically blocks. The Good People that contacted me five years ago can very well do so today with no fears that the E-Mail will be bounced. I am rather attached to it. This fact can also be [Continue Reading]