Black Viper
Black Viper
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]

May 272011
 

Member registration on the Forum (BBS) section of my website is currently disabled pending a total shutdown. No… Not “everything”, only the discussion forum, not the information you are viewing right now, nor my old content yet to be transfered into this format.

Mar 212011
 

In a departure from my usual, here I list my “Top 18 Hardest Hitting Bass Tracks of All Time“. From the 80’s till today, many have no equal. The links included go to YouTube where, if and while available, you can listen for yourself. Granted, YouTube is not the best when it comes to sound, but you will get the idea. It is worth noting that I am sure other good bass lines exist, but this list is tuned more to my liking and opinion not “all” available tracks. I started with [Continue Reading]

Mar 072011
 

Since, in recent history, I displayed quite a distaste for FF14, I thought I would post some good news for those gamers looking for a World of Warcraft alternative without having to relearn a game from scratch, as well as be forced to fight through silly game breaking bugs that 30 minutes of game play could have identified. RIFT was recently released and I thought I would give it a shot. Honestly, I was not expecting much as I have been disappointed greatly in the lack of quality game releases the last [Continue Reading]

Jul 072009
 

Introduction For many years, I have been a fan of Blizzard’s Diablo Universe. I have spent a chunk of my life playing the Diablo franchise and I must say, I enjoyed every minute. Unfortunately, while wandering around on Slashdot.org today, I discovered some disturbing news… The issue Diablo and Diablo 2/LOD had LAN support built in. This enabled people to play on a local LAN for various reasons… LAN parties are a big one, but why I did it was for different reasons. After I discovered that XP (the unit [Continue Reading]

Feb 212008
 

The Pursuit of Perfection… Failed? Introduction Subjective content, meaning opinion based methods of evaluation, leave quite a sour taste in my mouth. In a math class, either the answer is wrong or right. Their is no “fuzzy logic” involved. Even though my English skills, I feel, lack the hard hitting efforts of many professional writers (and, lets face it, my grammar really is pathetic, but at least I know that), I try real hard to get my point across without any fluff. The issue For an assignment in my English [Continue Reading]

Mar 232007
 

Introduction For several years, I have been advising people on how to tweak their systems for performance. I have also been challenged many times over my advice. In 2007, I am sure this will be no different after I finish posting my Vista information. Sometimes people laugh, cry or plain get angry over my recommendations… but in all instances, they are looking at it from the wrong perspective. The issue This is a good example of “way after the fact” information being posted: Anandtech forums. For another example of “way [Continue Reading]

May 122004
 

Introduction After originally posting my AMD and Intel Rant on July 30, 2002, many items touched on have become extremely out of date. I decided to take a “second look” at what both AMD and Intel has accomplished recently and hopefully provide a vision for the future. This Rant, as with the other ones, may contain some rather random and fragmented thoughts, and many of the “facts” are my observations and beliefs. Do not be discouraged. Read on. Why no AMD? Some people have asked me, “Even though you have [Continue Reading]

Mar 022004
 

Introduction My current E-Mail address listed on the Contact BV page has served me well. It has been in use for over five years. However, in the last ten hours, I have received three times more virus infected E-Mail’s than I have received legitimate correspondence. Not to mention the spam that my server automatically blocks. The Good People that contacted me five years ago can very well do so today with no fears that the E-Mail will be bounced. I am rather attached to it. This fact can also be [Continue Reading]

Dec 072003
 

Introduction For several months, I have been attacking my bandwidth problem from a totally different angle than I recently have. I was optimizing images, cutting down on all “extra” content, and compressing content for faster download time. However, after looking through my log files, that was not enough. The issue Many legitimate people use different tools to make their personal internet experience a positive one, namely: The use of “download managers” “Offline browsers” or synchronizing a page (or complete domain) on a schedule However, these type of tools put stress [Continue Reading]