Black Viper
Stalk BV
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]

Dec 072003

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]

Nov 302003

Introduction As with any of my various Rants, this will contain randomly generated thoughts that have been swimming around in my head for days, weeks and even months. As a side effect, it may seem fragmented to the casual reader but understand this: This document is drafted with passion and feeling for the subject at hand. 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 [Continue Reading]

Jul 272003

FREE BEER! Now, obviously, I am not offering free beer or ever going to on this website or any other. However, I have placed this web page here for educational purposes to guide my readers in understanding the various Social Engineering techniques that are out today, and attempt to get you to do something you would normally not do. Please, read on… Introduction Social Engineering has been around since the dawn of time. The whole idea is to trick people into doing something that they would never wish to do [Continue Reading]

Mar 252003

Introduction I admit it. I enjoy people contacting me and asking technical questions. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge with strangers (people that do not contact me but surf on in) as well as, sometimes, the desperate people asking me for help as a “last resort.” As with anything, this also has its limits. This page contains “all too frequent” questions that are “Impossible To Answer by E-Mail.” The reason behind this is not to make anyone angry or shun people from contacting me. What it is an attempt at [Continue Reading]

Nov 292002

Introduction Advertising has saturated every one’s life, for the better or worse. The influx of media in everyday life has also spawned the explosion of advertising in places where I really do not desire to see them. As such, this domain has not and will not have obnoxious flash, Gif or other ad types. Let me explain the evolution of this decision. Update September 18, 2007: I have “Google Ads” throughout the domain in an attempt to increase my “income” as my “outcome” is much greater. I feel it is a [Continue Reading]

Nov 112002

Monday, November 11, 2002 @ 7:11 PM PST Wow. I just received my first spam in a foreign language (from the Netherlands: Dutch?). It is attempting to sell me a PDA lock. Software? Either my E-Mail address has “hit the big time” or this can only mean the world will end soon. Not only will I get Vi@gra ads in English, but I will have the pleasure of sifting through multiple languages. Something to look forward to as the Internet “progresses.” Here is the E-Mail, slightly edited to get rid of [Continue Reading]

Nov 112002

I became excited to find out that Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 was about to be released. I loved NFS3 and looked forward to an “upgraded” graphics engine. I became happy to discover that Need For Speed: HP2 did do a massive overhaul to, not only game play, but also the whole package. As with everything, though, there is a problem. I actually was going to do a Quick Rant on NFS: HP2 because I became extremely frustrated at every turn with the controller fiasco dealing with this product. [Continue Reading]

Sep 022002

The Change I resist change as much as I can. I am rather set in my ways and enjoy it when I know “what is to come.” I also know exactly what I want, most of the time. Unfortunately, my favorite “Fast Food” restaurant has now changed a product that I have enjoyed for over 15 years. Let me explain. The Problem Since I am VERY picky concerning what I eat, I have loads of problems when I go to a restaurant. The problem stems from the fact that I do not like [Continue Reading]

Aug 132002

Introduction Having information posed for the world to view for free has its advantages and disadvantages. I love it when I receive E-Mail telling me how much people enjoyed my information and glad I have taken the time to post it. Praise for my site layout and easy navigation arrive often in my E-Mail. Please keep them coming! Other times, I get rude E-Mails, often not very literate, that tell me I am worthless, should be taken off of the internet, death threats (yes, really) and many more. This is the reality of giving free [Continue Reading]