Today marks the 5th year of this web sites life. I wish to thank all of my readers for the encouragement to continue and hope many more years serving the internet community is in the future.
I have (finally) completely caught up on E-Mail. If you did not get a reply, I apologize in advance, but I sifted through 300 E-Mails today and you must understand that I cannot reply to everyone.
I have sifted through another couple hundred E-mails today and made it up to January 19th. Many more to go, but I hope to be caught up soon. I apologize for the delay.
Several months ago, I posted the UCE@FTC.GOV Rant [link removed]. Initially, I posted this page on September 17, 2003. In its previous state, I had screen shots with "proof" and much more details and background than I currently have. However, due to the phase of the moon and other unforeseen circumstances, the "original" page was overwritten by a "blank" page. As such, I spent many hours of research writing it all up and making it perfect… just to have it all go away into the void. This frustrated me to [Continue Reading]
Another couple to add to the list after reading another hundred or so in an attempt to catch up my backlog of E-Mail: Why don’t you just charge people for information/answering questions? I do not post information and help people to make money. I am a geek and enjoy my hobby. The moment I would start "charging" would be the exact moment the "hobby" would turn into work and I fear the result would be less than fun. Regardless of amount of cash someone may have access to and be [Continue Reading]
After sifting through around a hundred or so E-Mails today in an attempt to catch up, I answer some more common questions that will be included in my Frequently Asked Questions shortly: Why don’t you add a "forum" for technical support? 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. It took about three times as much effort to offer that resource than anything else because it actually "increased" the amount of "stuff" [Continue Reading]
I stepped away from the web site for a few days. I needed a break. I also did not check any E-Mail. Ironically enough, after I posted the previous news update, my E-Mail volume doubled. Mostly kind words, but still a large amount of "can you help me before you stop" questions. I modified the "Contact Black Viper" page to make it a bit more clear as to the overwhelming crush I am experiencing. For the most part, my "frequent readers" check the news often and understand my current situation. [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 took the web server down for about 20 minutes while I scrambled to transfer the domain to a different computer. All should be functioning, again. The issue started at about 11:46 AM when one of my image directories became corrupted. The Windows XP Pro Install Guide thumbnails became inaccessible at that time. Unfortunately, I did not discover the issue until many hours later. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.