Black Viper
Black Viper
Dec 262011
 

Don’t like ads? Me neither. If you are a registered member and logged into this section of my domain (not the unconverted content), you will not see ads. If you use this feature and I have helped you, consider a donation. With that said, my income from ad placements have been cut in half since offering this feature to my users. Even $5 helps a lot and if 20 visitors donated in a month, my hosting providers fees would be reduced or non-existent. $5, $10, or whatever you can afford are acceptable. Free content costs me [Continue Reading]

Nov 052011
 

It seems that IE and Firefox were not playing nicely with Chrome and, even though Chrome displayed the site exactly as I intended… IE and Firefox were way off. This issue should now be fixed.

Oct 302011
 

I have been monitoring the server performance for the last several weeks (and experiencing it myself while surfing my own site) and it was not up to my standards. I previously attempted to enable APC to speed performance up and failed numerous times for various reasons, becoming frustrated in the process. Today, however, I thought I would give XCache a try with great success. It looks as though CPU usage dropped by around 50% while page rendering and crawl time also dropped by 50%. I am pretty happy with the [Continue Reading]

Oct 222011
 

Black Viper’s Facebook Experience: Facebook: You have one new friend request awaiting approval. User: Confirm! Facebook: One friend added. User Wall Post: I am bored. Friend #1 Comment: Yeah, I care. User Post Comment: Great! I have been Walling to myself for the last 6 years. Friend #1 Comment: … Facebook: You have no friends. Would you like to search for one?  

Aug 112011
 

Update – September 20, 2011: Google+ is now open to everyone – https://plus.google.com/ I am offering all of my website readers an invite to Google+. Includes Video Chat, sharing of photos/video, etc. Just like Facebook without all the BS. I have 150 available to exclusively send out (first come, first served). The only thing you have to do is Email me with your email address in the text message and I will send an invite to that location. After signing up with Google+. You can add your own friends! It [Continue Reading]

Jul 292011
 

Introduction In a recent trip to a US State where gambling is legal and regulated (Nevada), I decided to perform a completely unscientific experiment. The Setup I picked a random slot machine inside of a local casino next to where I was staying. Okay, you caught me… it was not entirely random, it was named “Cats“. The particular statistics on the system: Maximum bet: $1.50 Playable lines: 1 to 30 Bet per line: 1 to 5 cents The Tests I decided to put in $1.00 and on one line, bet [Continue Reading]

Jul 212011
 

I have already been asked if  my previous post about shutting down the BBS/Forum section of the domain is an indication that all of my information or guides will also vanish. The answer? No! My decision to shutdown the forums is based on time administering and keeping a “General” technical support forum operational and clean. The less time I struggle with keeping up the forums, the more time I have to write content. Plain and simple. Thank you, kind reader, for your support over the last 12 years! You are appreciated!

Jul 202011
 

The forum is currently shutdown. I wish to thank all of my members for their time and effort at making my community a clean and safe one, but the task of administrating a “General” technical support forum on my “personal” website was too great. It has been a great few years and I am sorry to let it go, but time has got the better of me recently. It makes me sad that I have to let a piece of my web site go with such great support of my [Continue Reading]