Black Viper
Black Viper
Sep 202003
 

I took a couple days away from E-Mail and as a result, became way behind. Everything is now caught up and I thank you for your patience. If you did not hear from me, sorry, but I have to “draw the line” somewhere and be selective as to what I reply to.

Sep 202003
 

The web site and network will be up and down randomly all weekend due to my ISP working on connectivity issues. I appreciate your patience during this period.

Sep 102003
 

Microsoft released three additional critical vulnerabilities affecting the Remote Procedure Call Service. This new patch fixes the previous issues that MSBlaster and other viruses and worms exploited, plus the new ones. Full details on how you can protect yourself from this new issue and steps you can take are located here: READ MORE…

Sep 072003
 

I have converted many of my OS Guides over. Instead of linking directly to the full size images from the thumbnails, they link to a page with the corresponding steps text. I hope this will give my readers a better experience.

Sep 012003
 

Once again, I have my camera access public. Visit the Black Viper’s Live Cam [link removed] for a peek at what I do best… Sitting at the computers. Not so sure how popular this added feature is going to be, but I will be monitoring bandwidth use for the next several weeks. If the camera is blocked, fuzzy, or just a plain “strange picture,” I am away from the computer for an extended period of time.

Aug 312003
 

I transferred the Primary DNS, News and Mail servers to a different computer. It should offer faster response times for queries.

Aug 312003
 

The latest and greatest PDF document for the Windows XP Service Configurations is posted: XPServices.zip ~ 233,872 bytes ~ 64 pages ~ Printable Revision 5 ~ August 31, 2003 This update expands the dependencies of all the services to include not only what a particular service needs to run, but what other services require it to be functional. This could reduce the headache of attempting to cross reference services and may assist you in determining what services you can safely disable on your system.

Aug 302003
 

After finding out that Service Pack 2 for Windows XP will not be released until sometime next year, I thought that I would update the Windows XP Services Information. This update expands the dependencies of all the services to include not only what a particular service needs to run, but what other services require it to be functional. This could reduce the headache of attempting to cross reference services and may assist you in determining what services you can safely disable on your system. Unfortunately, the printable PDF version is [Continue Reading]

Aug 292003
 

Currently, I am connected to the internet through a wireless provider using the 2.4 GHz spectrum. A problem in recent history has surfaced that totally knocks my ISP and I offline for 3 to 15 minutes between the hours of 5 PM and 9 PM. Usually, this happens multiple times during that period. My ISP has discovered that "someone" is transmitting upwards of 100 W of power crossing my house and also hitting my ISP’s relay station, totally knocking them both down. The maximum output that is authorized is only [Continue Reading]

Aug 272003
 

The network has been down due for the last 1.5 hours due to my ISP working on their equipment.