Black Viper
Stalk BV
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 212011

I use  an APC UPS, more specifically, a Back-UPS BX1500G and two services are installed as software (PSPE) to control this piece of equipment on Windows 7 64-bit. This service takes care of testing and actually switching to battery power if needed and through my testing is required. Service Name: APC UPS Service Description: PowerChute Personal Edition service for managing battery backup power events Path to executable: “C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe“ Startup type: Automatic (Started) The second service takes care of calculating energy usage and sending it to APC. [Continue Reading]

Feb 142011

A issue that has nagged me for many moons with Flash Player Videos is not being able to keep the video full screen on my second monitor while working on the primary monitor. Now, accoring to Adobe’s Flash Player 10.2 release notes, it is included by default, without having to modify DLL files. Download the latest release to activate this feature or update Chrome by going to the options and selecting “About Google Chrome” to update the browser automatically. Enjoy!

Aug 122008

I transferred the domain to a different server. As a result, “issues” are sure to surface. Contact me if you discover something that is just not right. 🙂

Jul 292008

The web site connectivity has been spastic at best, the last few weeks. All due to a flaky modem power supply. All is up and running smoothly again and I appreciate everyone’s continued support as I worked through this most recent issue.

May 282008

Many things have happened in the last few days, namely my wife’s computer crapping out and my efforts have been spent getting her system and mine back up and running. In any case, things will hopefully be back to normal in the next few days. I have lots of updates coming with new guides and extended information planned throughout the domain… it just all takes time. 🙂 Hang in there! Updates will be here ASAP.

Apr 022008

Both internet connections went down at around 5:11 AM today. I contacted AT&T and they told me a network outage is affecting my local area. As such, the domain is and will be down until approximately 10:45 AM today. If you are reading this… connectivity is restored. 🙂

Mar 072008

The main site, DNS, Email and forums will be coming down for about 30 minutes “sometime today” while I install additional memory and run a quick Memtest on the system. Don’t phreak out. It will be back up shortly after (if all goes as planned at least).

Nov 292007

I have added four new polls in the forum section for members to vote on. The topics include: 32-bit vs 64-bit ~ If given the choice, which OS structure would you use exclusively? AMD/ATI vs nVidia ~ Which graphics card platform? AMD vs Intel ~ Choose between an AMD CPU in your next system or an Intel CPU powering it? XP vs Vista ~ Which OS do you prefer? Discuss and enjoy!