Today, I will be working on getting all of my E-Mail caught up. If history repeats itself, I will only have time to reply to about 10% of them. Right now, I have over 900 in the inbox. Honestly, I really do not have the time to reply to everyone. I appreciate everyone’s kind words about the domain sent my way, but I must ignore random technical support questions as they tend to use the most amount of time for an accurate reply.
My boiling point was almost reached. After purchasing Half-Life 2’s retail package, I spent one hour and fourty-one minutes waiting to create a "Steam" account, unlock content and register my key. Finally after almost falling over the edge of reason, Half-Life 2 loaded up for the first time. Now, after 3 hours of single player gameplay, I will only be able to recall the initial difficulties with the Steam network because of this text. Half-Life 2’s graphics and gameplay totally wiped all Rants from my memory and I have had [Continue Reading]
Updated my slight modification to the default UI in World of Warcraft Beta to work with the lastest patch released today. Get the updated information here.
In an article dated October 18, 2004, PC Magazine includes www.blackviper.com as one of their Top 101 Web Sites. Thanks PCMag! Direct article link here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1680753,00.asp
The World of Warcraft Closed Beta is… well… ending soon… A cut an paste from the E-Mail I just received: Greetings! If you are receiving this email, you are one of the valued testers currently in World of Warcraft’s closed beta test. This message is to inform you that the beta servers will be coming down at 3:00 PM PDT on Friday, October 29 and will remain offline for a few days in preparation for another stress test. Your account and characters will be active for this stress test, but [Continue Reading]
After a 5 day vacation in Las Vegas, I have returned home. My E-Mail stacked up the whole time I was gone, which means delays in my response will be huge.
I have updated my Windows XP Services Configurations and Windows XP Services Information pages to include additional Service Pack 2 information. I still have several more pages to place online before I can call it complete. However, I wanted to provide another update of my findings. All dependencies have been updated and are accurate.
I have updated my Windows XP Services Configurations and Windows XP Services Information pages to include recommendations with regards to the Security Center service. I also have formatted the Search page with the new domain look recently placed online. I appreciate your patience while I worked the issue.
With regards to World of Warcraft Beta, I modified a few UI files to make my life (and maybe yours) a bit easier. This also works with the latest Beta 6 release. The latest changes include: – Updated for WoW Patch September 29, 2004 – Increased the size of Party HP/Mana/Rage/Energy text when moused over. It should now be easier to read. Download the updated files here [link removed].
With regards to World of Warcraft Beta, I modified a few UI files to make my life (and maybe yours) a bit easier. The changes include: Quest log is instant and shows level numbers Target tool tip moved from the bottom right to top middle of screen Mods that were taken partially from Cosmos: Party HP/Mana/Rage/Energy show as text when moused over Party Buffs (16)/Debuffs (8) always show And something I conjured up myself (the code was always there, just not used): The HP status display bar fades nicely from [Continue Reading]