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Apr 242011

Happy Birthday Kitties! Even though all three of them were not actually “born” on Easter, we celebrate their birthdays on the “day we brought them home”, which was… Easter 12 years ago for 25 pounder “J” and 8 years ago for the much smaller Brother and Sister pair of “Houdini” and “K”. Getting these shots took lots of effort, a dedicated additional lighting system (the house is kept dungeon dark) and a tripod (keeping a camera semi-stable without one is silly, even though I attempted it) for my Droid 2 [Continue Reading]

Mar 072011

The recent annoyance of random “Server 500” errors experienced by many visitors (including me) should be solved (or at least, minimized). After tweaking, modifying software parameters and basically running out of further options to customize, I had only one choice to fix things to my satisfaction. Ultimately, I had to, once again, upgrade my hosting account and throw more money at the problem to provide additional resources to accommodate demand. What was triggering the 500 errors was lack of memory and no amount of adjustments, caching and tweaking would meet [Continue Reading]

Feb 132011

A new poll posted: Should I shutdown my BBS/Forums? A (rather long) explanation why I am asking this question is at the link. Members can vote, guests can read it. I encourage all forum members to read (all) of it and give me their honest opinion. This question and Poll is only for the BBS and not the content found on the entire domain. My install guides, services guides and rants will continue to be maintained for the foreseeable future. I thank you in advance for your support. Comments here are [Continue Reading]

Feb 062011

I modified several things throughout the domain. Mainly the following: The home page is now directed to WordPress, of which I will use to convert my old content over as time allows. The Forums/BBS no longer is a sub domain. Please update your bookmarks accordingly. The new URL is The Process and Service Wiki is no longer a sub domain. Please update your bookmarks accordingly. The new URL is I have put in long hours (days) to pull this off.

Jan 212011

Today marks the day that I turn 39. :O Happy B-Day BV! 🙂 In fine tradition, I updated my About BV page to keep it current. Fringe made the Top Eleven TV Shows on my list as well as Just Cause 2 and Starcraft 2 making the gaming lists. I also added a PC hardware section. I thank everyone for their support in advance and have a wonderful weekend!

Jan 032011

I have added a couple new polls for 2011 and archived the 2010 polls. OS Choice – New Poll for 2011 – Last Years Results Linux Distribution – New poll for 2011 – Last Years Results I also added an Off Topic Thread for forum members to tell my community a little about yourself. This thread is intended as an introductory topic as well as an easy way to get one post under your belt to make the forum ads go away by becoming a contributing member. Ensure that you [Continue Reading]

Jan 012011

Happy New Year 2011 from my family and I to you and yours. With the New Year comes a couple of updates to my World of Warcraft pages: BV’s WoW Character Stats updated to reflect that my Rogue is now capped at 85. BV’s Addon page is updated with the latest released addon information. BV EDIT: Another update: my Death Knight is now 85 as of January 2, 2011.