Black Viper
Black Viper
Jan 212004
 

Another couple to add to the list after reading another hundred or so in an attempt to catch up my backlog of E-Mail: Why don’t you just charge people for information/answering questions? I do not post information and help people to make money. I am a geek and enjoy my hobby. The moment I would start "charging" would be the exact moment the "hobby" would turn into work and I fear the result would be less than fun. Regardless of amount of cash someone may have access to and be [Continue Reading]

Jan 212004
 

Because I do not have the desire to write a novel length E-Mail back to everyone when “one word” or link says it all. Some other reasons include: I know exactly where everything is on my site, but I do not expect everyone to have the ability or the time to get there. However, I also do not have the time to be a personal internet guide. Usually, the answer to the question is either on the Frequently Asked Questions page, of which I send the URL to the answer, [Continue Reading]

Jan 212004
 

At one time, I did offer News Group access on my network. I even posted a guide to help people configure their computer to access it. Some of the reasons I no longer offer forums include: It took about three times as much effort to offer that resource than anything else because it actually “increased” the amount of “stuff” I had to deal with daily. I “had” to check it often because of the amount of “bad” people out there. Flame wars and advertising started happening. I pulled the plug [Continue Reading]

Jan 212004
 

After sifting through around a hundred or so E-Mails today in an attempt to catch up, I answer some more common questions that will be included in my Frequently Asked Questions shortly: Why don’t you add a "forum" for technical support? At one time, I did offer News Group access on my network. I even posted a guide to help people configure their computer to access it. It took about three times as much effort to offer that resource than anything else because it actually "increased" the amount of "stuff" [Continue Reading]

Jan 202004
 

I stepped away from the web site for a few days. I needed a break. I also did not check any E-Mail. Ironically enough, after I posted the previous news update, my E-Mail volume doubled. Mostly kind words, but still a large amount of "can you help me before you stop" questions. I modified the "Contact Black Viper" page to make it a bit more clear as to the overwhelming crush I am experiencing. For the most part, my "frequent readers" check the news often and understand my current situation. [Continue Reading]

Jan 062004
 

Unfortunately, the day has finally arrived when my information has become so popular that it has stretched my resources to the limit. Each time I add something to the domain, more E-Mail is directed to my inbox. Some is positive feedback, but most are random technical support questions that I no longer have the time to answer. I enjoy providing this domain to the Internet community, but my time has completely been overtaken by my desire to help as many people with their own personal computer issues. This desire to [Continue Reading]

Jan 062004
 

Unfortunately, the day has finally arrived when my information has become so popular that it has stretched my resources to the limit. Each time I add something to the domain, more E-Mail is directed to my inbox. Some is positive feedback, but most are random technical support questions that I no longer have the time to answer. I enjoy providing this domain to the Internet community, but my time has completely been overtaken by my desire to help as many people with their own personal computer issues. This desire to [Continue Reading]

Jan 012004
 

I would like to wish all of my readers a very Happy New Year. I also would like to take this opportunity to warn everyone that I will be typing “2003” throughout the domain until around March. 🙂