Black Viper
Black Viper
May 192003

Warning: If you receive an E-Mail message from "," with a size of 69 KB to 72 KB, do not open them. It is a virus that will spread to everyone in your address book (if you use OE). So far, I have received the following subject lines today: Re: My application Re: Movie Re: My details More information on how you can protect yourself from such an attack is located in the E-Mail Filtering Guide. I hope this infestation does not get as out of hand as KLEZ did. [Continue Reading]

Apr 272003

Upon request, I reformatted the Windows XP Services Information to be more "screen reader" friendly. I also made slight adjustments to the "safe" service configuration settings. The changes include recommending that the Computer Browser Service and Server Service be placed into disabled. However, if you require file and print sharing, the Server Service is required to run on the system that is sharing resources and one system on the network should have the Computer Browser Service on automatic.

Apr 182003

Public access to my Newsgroups are now available. If you are not aware of Newsgroups for discussing various topics, please check out the How to Access Newsgroups Guide and information on why I use Newsgroups. Complete listing of available Newsgroups and Terms of Use are also posted. If you have any problems accessing the newsgroups, please contact me and let me know.

Apr 152003

Quick Rant: (View the previous ones) When I purchased Asheron’s Call 2, really, my first "online broadband experience," I was hoping for a time of fun and enjoyment. However, with their "monthly" updates to the game, only thing it seems like I am doing is paying $12.95 a month for the privilege of BETA testing the product! Take this month for example: "New content" was uploaded to the server for another "episode," however it introduced a bug that causes all crafted items to be "tier 1." For those of you [Continue Reading]

Apr 102003

I am still working on several projects. One of them being a forum of sorts. Not the “all too common” version of PHP forums, but the standard issue USENET News Group access. I will be hosting local news groups for group discussion of my content. I almost have it all straight on how I wish to accomplish it and already have a News server running locally.

Mar 242003

No matter how much preparation someone may do, nothing is more of a test then going "live." After a weekend of watching the web server logs, monitoring the E-Mail server, and replying to positive feedback, I feel the transfer has been a success. Thank you, kind reader, for your support during this transition. Long time readers may see slight changes in the way the site appears, mainly due to the reduction in bandwidth that I have against what my old ISP had, but nothing drastic. Some "get-smart-really-fast" topics that I [Continue Reading]

Mar 202003

If you are reading this message, you are on the new local server. Both domains ( and have now been transferred over. However, will take between 24 and 72 hours to “take effect” via DNS around the world. Due to obvious reasons, my current E-Mail address may not work or it will be routed incorrectly. If the volume of E-Mail is greatly reduced in the next few days… I will know that something is very wrong.