The House in La Prosperina by Fabrica Nativa Arquitectura

This house in La Prosperina in Guayaquil, Ecuador was designed and built by Juan Solis Orellana and Fabrica Nativa Arquitectura for a young 30-year-old divorced man with three children (who occasionally visit him). The owner looked at his monthly stipend from the Ecuadorian state and his basic salary, and found it difficult to improve his housing situation. This is because the house he’s lived in for thirty years had encountered physical problems that come with older homes in which time just passed them by. The house rests on a lot 4.80 m wide by 20 m deep given by his grandfather. Given his circumstances, the family decided to raise money in order to improve the house. Continue reading The House in La Prosperina by Fabrica Nativa Arquitectura

Of Palm Pilots & Milestones… – Doc’D #50

In this technology-themed episode, which is also the FIFTIETH EPISODE of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, influence, and lasting legacy of the Palm Pilot Personal Digital Assistant. Continue reading Of Palm Pilots & Milestones… – Doc’D #50

How Buying Hefty Bags Can Turn You into John Cena…

Last month, 15-time world champion John Cena had signed a deal to be the new spokesman for Hefty trash bags. This week, that deal became a reality, as Hefty has officially unveiled their new ad campaign, and it’s pretty funny.  Plus, it makes an interesting mythology surrounding the purchase of the Hefty Ultra Strong brand. Continue reading How Buying Hefty Bags Can Turn You into John Cena…

Watch and Listen to The Star Wars Theme Being Played on Floppy Drives…

Five years ago in 2011, Paweł Zadrożniak, a university student in Poland, hooked up two floppy disk drives and began making music. Now, he’s assembled a full symphony, which he calls the “Floppotron,” a large assembly that includes 64 floppy drives and eight 8-channel controllers with envelope stimulation.  The device was shown in a video on his posted to his blog. showing off the improvement made from the original two-drive setup over the course of five years. Continue reading Watch and Listen to The Star Wars Theme Being Played on Floppy Drives…

The Happy Retirement Tim Duncan Summer Spectacular! – Geek Me Five #12

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary we’ll be saluting and discussing some of the interesting points about the recently-retired San Antonio Spurs star, often referred to as the greatest Power Forward in the history of the NBA, Tim Duncan, aka #OldManRiverwalk and/or #TheBigFundamental, in five, easy-to-follow segments. Continue reading The Happy Retirement Tim Duncan Summer Spectacular! – Geek Me Five #12

Watch “Star Wars Celebration 2016” RIGHT HERE!

BitSummit, Japan’s Independent Gaming Expo

This past weekend was the fourth-annual BitSummit, an exposition dedicated to promoting the Japanese independent development scene. The expo was created by James Mielke, Q Games founder Dylan Cuthbert, and others. Unlike the E3 and more akin to PAX and MAGFest, BitSummit is open to the public and features panels with game industry luminaries, live musical performances, and live demos from Japanese and western independent game developers. It also serves as a place for Japanese and western developers to meet up, make contacts, and do their share to promote the Japanese game development scene. Continue reading BitSummit, Japan’s Independent Gaming Expo

Who Says ‘Tiny Homes’ CAN’T Have Roof Decks? Not Luke & Tina, THAT’S For Sure!

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Patrick Treadway Photography

Just to answer to that claim, Luke and Tina — both of whom work as engineers — designed a 204 sq. ft. solar-powered tiny home on wheels themselves and hired a contractor (from Daystar Tiny Homes) to build it. The home, which resides on a 40 acre farm on the foothills of Mt. Hood, features a living area, two lofts, a bathroom, kitchen, and plenty of storage throughout, while the rooftop balcony accessible via a small hobbit door from the sleeping loft. Continue reading Who Says ‘Tiny Homes’ CAN’T Have Roof Decks? Not Luke & Tina, THAT’S For Sure!

Brutalism – Doc’D #49

In this architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, unique feature, showcase examples and lasting legacy of architecture’s Brutalist movement. Continue reading Brutalism – Doc’D #49

Twitter Feud Leads to Match between Will Ospreay and Big Van Vader!

Just so you know, Will Ospreay and Ricochet had an amazingly athletic and physical match during New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament back in May (highlights in the video above), however there are many detractors who isolated the “overly acrobatic” parts and accused the two of killing the business.  You’d think by now that things have more or less cooled down, but not when Vader is one of the match’s most vocal critics. Keep in mind that Vader is an American wrestler who went to Japan (after being a recurring character on Boy Meets World) and performed quite a few moonsaults himself; that’s right Vader, Pepperidge Farms remembers, as do we wrestling fans…  Well, after Ospreay and Vader went back-and-forth on Twitter, it looks like they’re about to lock horns in the squared circle in English wrestling promotion Revolution Pro pretty soon. Continue reading Twitter Feud Leads to Match between Will Ospreay and Big Van Vader!

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