What is New? – January 17, 2017 It is really tough to explain what has been going on in the last year or so, but I will try to identify the major points as much as possible: California To Missouri or Bust! After an extended session of unemployment, I got a job offer in the Kansas City, MO (KCMO) area and had to move halfway across the country in Mid 2015. This also clashed with the general release of Windows 10 and Microsoft “pushing” everyone to upgrade. Due to money [Continue Reading]
You violated my forum rules, abused my network (bots), authored reported posts too many times (Report to Moderator), or just plain were disruptive/rude in the normal course of discussions. I hold all rights as to whom I allow access to my internal network. I therefore reserve the right to ban anybody for any reason at any time without warning or explanation and regardless of donation/forum membership status. If you feel this is in error, you may contact me http://www.blackviper.com/contact-bv/.
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]
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]
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]
I have used the “Black Viper” name as an “alias” for many years. It came about when I was pre-teen and just starting to get into the computer scene, even though I was (and still could be) an Atari 2600 gamer. At the time, “everyone” (which was a very small circle of shunned geek’s, because computers were not cool at the time) had a name by which they used for gaming and “cracking.” I wanted to come up with something that was, essentially, the exact opposite of who I really [Continue Reading]
I have used Virtual PC 5.0 by Connectix (check my review and sample screen shots). However, they were purchased by Microsoft. Microsoft released “Virtual PC 2007” in February 2007. I have used VMWare Workstation since 2005 or so.
It is because I block all clients from accessing my images without proper “referer” (sic) information being transmitted to the server. This “referer” (sic) information is logged to find out “where you came from.” It helps figure out the bad links people are sending my way. It helps to discover what people are “searching for” when they click on in, and it identifies theft of bandwidth. Why do I do this? It is to avoid other sites stealing my images and my bandwidth by “inlining” images on their domains. Of [Continue Reading]
Is that a question? Note: As of February 5, 2011, I have converted the domain over to a white color layout. That is not to say that black will not return in the future, but that is how it is right now. I have lost plenty of sleep and spent many hours to get the site accessible to everyone that wishes to visit. I have no code, that I am aware of, that forces you to view the domain as I intended. I feel it is best to offer the [Continue Reading]
When I was in school, I spent more time banging on keyboards, playing games, tearing apart old electronics and watching “Mtv” (when they actually played video’s) than I did studying English. As my defense, I try to also write as I talk, which is not very correct grammar. As a result, I get my point across, but with mistakes. I sometimes over use the CAPS key to make a point. That is usually considered a no-no. I tend to “incorrectly” use and over use quotation marks (as I just did). [Continue Reading]