Black Viper
Black Viper
Apr 222012
 

Hover over the links for more back story. I remember when I purchased a book with instructions on how to get rich for $19.99 by simply writing a book and publishing it. I remember when phones had cords. I remember when more than one PC game was released annually at retail stores. I remember when $20 to fill an 18 gallon gas tank was expensive. I remember when “apps” were keyed in by hand from a magazine and magnetic storage media was not financially feasible. I remember when song skipping was an [Continue Reading]

Apr 032012
 

Introduction This is an opinion piece to express my discontent for the feeling that “interfaces” should be consolidated and have one “look” and feel. This is utter rubbish and I will try to convey this distaste with a few examples. One should feel warned that if you do not enjoy reading opinion based content, you should stop now. This rant spawned from Microsoft’s push to force upon us a failure waiting to happen. So I will start with the tunnel vision of Microsoft, the success of Android and the failure [Continue Reading]

Mar 132012
 

Diablo 3 Multiboxing: Possible Or Not? In short, yes! Controlling 2 to 4 characters in Diablo 3 is possible with 2 to 4 seperate accounts, game purchases and free mouse replication software, but is it practical? Unfortunately, the answer is no for the average gamer, including me at this time. I just tried this using Input Director and Desktop + Laptop (on board graphics) running at same resolution (1366 x 768) using two beta accounts (wife and my account) and created two new characters. The reason multiboxing Diablo 3 Beta is [Continue Reading]

Jan 272012
 

In Mid February, I will retire from World of Warcraft. My 10 Horde characters are now at max level cap (85) and I cannot find anything else to do to keep my interest. I have done most achievements on my main Priest and experienced every character class at cap over the last 8 years with over 700+ days /played time across all characters. I have raided with guildies, I have pugged easy as well as difficult instances and trained many people on the in’s and out’s of the game. Now it is time to move [Continue Reading]

Jan 072012
 

Introduction Starting during my Junior year of High School, a television series that struck a cord with me aired on TV. A series like no other. One that understands the timeless struggles of youth and one that embedded itself in my consciousness for so long. With hormones racing, emotions random and ever changing, adolescence is anything but easy. My Drama After a full 21 years, I finally finish my comedy/drama series I started watching my Junior year in High School: The Wonder Years. Even though it is set in the late 60’s and early [Continue Reading]

Jan 022012
 

Introduction TLDNR: Follow me on Facebook (Tweets are connected) or Twitter to get rapid location updates. Starting today, I will be Tweeting my current location. This will not be flooded with “at grocery store” or “stuck at red light”, though, so if you are looking for that kind of pointless information… ya will have to wander somewhere else. Due to my current employment, I am in a different city almost ever week (and sometimes several cities). This is also not mentioning the fact that I travel through many airports on my way to the final [Continue Reading]

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]

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]