Black Viper
Black Viper
Jan 252017
 

Introduction To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS’s latest OS, I have here my findings to date: Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations. This information is based upon the Windows 10 desktop versions “Anniversary Update” released August 2, 2016 as well as all patches and security updates as of January 2017. Update Disclaimer Even though the Windows 10 Service Configurations are valid up to this point (January 2017), I am going to refrain from updating individual service links as it will take about three months for all the services to reflect the live [Continue Reading]

Jan 172017
 

What is New? – January 17, 2017 It is really tough to explain what has been going on in the last year or so, but I will try to identify the major points as much as possible: California To Missouri or Bust! After an extended session of unemployment, I got a job offer in the Kansas City, MO (KCMO) area and had to move halfway across the country in Mid 2015. This also clashed with the general release of Windows 10 and Microsoft “pushing” everyone to upgrade. Due to money [Continue Reading]

Aug 122015
 

The last few days have been very busy. With the general release of Windows 10, the demand for my Service Configurations increased as well as time put into them, but the VPS could not handle it. The CPU was often over loaded with random MySQL crashes, database corruptions and overall nastiness. One day, I restored the domain twice from previous day backups due to database corruption. I should mention that I have had this VPS for a long time with (very likely) poor edited configurations, failed software installs and general self stupidity. The [Continue Reading]

Apr 172015
 

Due to a successful start of my GoFundMe Campaign, in the coming weeks, I will make a solid pass through all Windows Services as well as Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Service Configurations. Soon, I will also enable the ability to register and login so my readers may post comments directly on my guides. For now, you can offer feedback in the way of shooting off an email or let me know via my Twitch.tv Live Stream chat. I have also begun correcting errors in presentation (I bumped up the table font size and [Continue Reading]

Apr 132015
 

This text is mostly from my original post on the official Diablo 3 forums. It is replicated here for the general internet community to see: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16952355725 Update: April 17, 2015 Tyvalir commented on my post and Blizzard is listening! The “Open Letter” is now closed. 🙂 Direct Link. 04/16/2015 11:00 AM Posted by Tyvalir Great feedback! You all have my thanks for sharing your perspectives so constructively here. Even fifteen pages later, I can see that most responses are on topic and respectful in their tone. *insert applause* I’m still parsing [Continue Reading]

Apr 042015
 

Donations: What is New? – As of September 2014, I am no longer employed (after 4 years with the company) and my unemployment assistance ran out April 2015. While over 5,000+ people visit this site daily and I have helped millions with my information, I rarely get a note of thanks or a donation. As such, it would be greatly appreciated if you would dig down deep, even $5 US dollars helps a lot and donate to keep the wheels turning. I wish to thank you, kind reader, in advance for your generosity. If you [Continue Reading]

Aug 272014
 

With the release of Diablo 3 Patch 2.1.0 on August 26, 2014, a bug was introduced with people logging in and having no Achievements displayed. Blizzard employees acknowledged this bug, but their “easy fix” did not work for either my wife or I. Well, I have a fix: Diablo 3 Patch 2.1.0 Achievement fix: In the battle.net launcher, change region to Europe (this is assuming you are playing on Americas. If not, change to an alternate region). Create character there and log into it. After fully logging in, exit game [Continue Reading]

Nov 052012
 

TLDNR Give Me The Fix Now: Having poor frame rate with diablo 3 patch 1.0.5 during Maghda Encounter? I have a quick fix! Simply make… c:\Program Files (x86)\Diablo III\D3Debug.txt Read-only by right clicking the file, selecting properties, then check “Read-only” under Attributes. Introduction Two days ago, during the Maghda Encounter with Diablo 3 on my Hardcore Character, I had extremely poor frame rates which ultimately killed my character due to less than 5 FPS with periods of no updates for many seconds. I was pissed. I blamed it on my computer [Continue Reading]

May 012012
 

Siskiyou County Office of Education classrooms in Yreka, CA dedicated to those children with special education needs, were vandalized Sunday April 29, 2012, the second time in April. This hits a part of me directly as my wife was a teachers assistant for these children, in these particular classrooms in 2006-2007. My wife says “They were the best classrooms in Yreka” and now they are destroyed. Tens of thousands of dollars in damage to electronic equipment as well as flooding the bathrooms and many other hateful acts. Curriculum’s and other books [Continue Reading]