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About BV

 

The Story

I’m a 40 year old dude, currently living in Yreka, California with my wonderful wife and three kitties.

My real name is Charles M. Sparks.

I enjoy all computers with my first one a Commodore 64. Ever hear of that? I feel old now.

I have fun listening to music (all kinds except Country), watching Net-flix streaming content and playing some of my computer games.

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The Low Down

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Brown (getting long, and growing more, but turning gray/white)
  • Eyes: Brown (20/20)
  • Year of Birth: 1972
  • Date of Death: Unknown
  • Favorite Color: Black (go figure)

Don’t forget to check out my contact information or a larger version of the picture on the right.

Black Viper’s Top Eleven: (I can never pick just ten!)

Take note: I have a “variety” of favorites. :)

Video

Movies:

  1. The Lord of the Rings (All 3)
  2. Pink Floyd: The Wall
  3. Pulp Fiction
  4. Saw (All 5)
  5. Fight Club
  6. Terminator 2
  7. Aliens
  8. The Matrix (All 3)
  9. Saving Private Ryan
  10. Pretty Woman
  11. Little Mermaid

TV Shows:

  1. Modern Marvels
  2. Dirty Jobs
  3. Mythbusters
  4. Fringe
  5. Dexter
  6. King of the Hill
  7. Dharma and Greg
  8. The Universe
  9. Ace of Cakes
  10. Iron Chef America
  11. Good Eats

Music

Groups:

  1. The Doors
  2. Pink Floyd
  3. Stone Temple Pilots
  4. Prince
  5. Enigma
  6. Metallica
  7. Alanis Morissette
  8. Bush
  9. Ace of Base
  10. Beastie Boys
  11. 2 Live Crew

Computer

PC Hardware:

  1. Voodoo 2 ~ Best SLI video cards
  2. 3COM 905C-NM ~ Best network card (100 Mbps)
  3. 3COM/US Robotics Courier V.Everything 56k Dial Up Modem ~ Best dial up modem ever created (External)
  4. D-Link DIR-655 ~ Best consumer router (4 port/1 Gbps)
  5. Sunon ~ Best ball bearing fan manufacture
  6. Logitech G19 ~ Best keyboard for gamers
  7. TEAC ~ Best 3.5 floppy drive manufacture
  8. Plextor ~ Best optical drive manufacture
  9. Sound Blaster Live! ~ First sound card that made a difference
  10. Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer ~ First optical mouse that defined comfort and reliability
  11. Microsoft Sidewinder Pro Joystick ~ The best Joystick made all around

PC Games

Role Playing Games:

  1. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  2. Diablo
  3. Diablo 2 LOD ~ Great hack and slash RPG.
  4. Dungeon Siege
  5. Darkstone ~ Truly an under-rated game.
  6. Rage of Mages
  7. Hellgate London ~ R.I.P.
  8. Final Fantasy 7 ~ Pretty good, for a console port.
  9. Might and Magic 7 ~ Huge time killer.
  10. Baldur’s Gate 2 ~ Best Turn Based RPG
  11. Ultima Online ~ The start of “MMORPG”

Real Time Strategy:

  1. StarCraft 2
  2. Warcraft 2 ~ My first RTS love.
  3. Age of Empires 2 The Conquerors ~ My 2nd RTS love.
  4. Warcraft 3
  5. Empire Earth ~ Outstanding game.
  6. Command and Conquer
  7. Age of Empires
  8. Command and Conquer: Red Alert
  9. World in Confilct
  10. Total Annihilation
  11. M.A.X.

First/Third Person Shooter:

  1. Quake ~ Killed many days with this one.
  2. Just Cause 2 ~ Best open world destruction adventure. Absolutely a wild ride!
  3. MDK ~ Best Third Person Shooter.
  4. MDK 2 ~ Best Sequel.
  5. Half-Life ~ Scared the hell out of me.
  6. Max Payne 2 ~ Better than the first.
  7. Max Payne ~ Bullet Time. :)
  8. Quake 2
  9. Unreal Tournament ~ Outstanding FPS.
  10. Hexen 2 ~ Game I learned to “Mouse Look” with.
  11. Far Cry 2

General and Miscellaneous:

  1. Re-Volt ~ Best “racing” game all-around.
  2. Pro Pinball Time Shock ~ Best Pinball Game.
  3. Avery Cardoza’s Casino 2000 ~ Best casino game ever.
  4. Avery Cardoza’s Casino ~ Second Best casino game ever.
  5. Roller Coaster Tycoon ~ Best Tycoon/Micro-Management Game.
  6. NHL Series ~ Best Sports Series.
  7. Need for Speed 3 ~ Great fun.
  8. Slots 2 ~ Best Casino Slot game.
  9. Civilization ~ Many sleepless nights.
  10. CyberStorm ~ Best Turn Based Strategy. Hooked me and would not let go.
  11. Grand Theft Auto ~ Most well done Series that does not conform to “What should be published.”

Favorites

  • Restaurant: Olive Garden ~ I love Pasta! My meal is Garlic bread sticks with Alfredo sauce, Cheese sticks and ranch dressing,
    Fettuccine Alfredo w/ Shrimp, and to top it all off, a Black Tie Cheese Cake.
  • Fast Food: I added a Rant topic: Jack in the Box Rant. I resist change as much as I can. I am rather set in my ways and enjoy it when I know “what is to come.” I also know exactly what I want, most of the time. Unfortunately, my favorite “Fast Food” restaurant has now changed a product that I have enjoyed for over 15 years. Let me explain.Read more…