Black Viper
Black Viper
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]

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]

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]

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]

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]