The Nerdy-Geekery in Architecture, Tech, Gaming & Pro Wrestling!
Author: Montez McCrary
Founding Editor-In-Chief of ThePractitioNERD.com, IT Specialist, Experienced Architectural Designer/Drafter and Freelance Designer. I take fun seriously. ;-) Architectural Disciple, Tech/Gadget Aficionado, Gaming Connoisseur, Professional Wrestling Enthusiast, History Devotee, Comic Book Admirer, Texan, Aggie, Spurs fan, NERD! #AlsoPOGS!
This small, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom Spanish bungalow located in northeast San Jose, California — located at 759 N 19th Street — is pretty tiny in square-footage, but its character is ten-fold. Originally built in 1928, this 759-square-foot structure retains its old-school charm — original wood flooring, a big fireplace, and stained-glass windows — while containing modern upgrades — exterior solar panels and an electric vehicle charging station. The outside environment isn’t too shabby, either; the front patio has plenty of room for outdoor furniture, and a large backyard with fruit trees and drought-resistant landscaping, a pergola for outdoor dining, and even a hot tub. Continue reading “Check out this Small Home in San Jose; it’s Currently Going For $798K…”
A new ruling recently passed by the Library of Congress now covers technologies and electronics of many, MANY types, ranging from consumer electronics to farming equipment and online education platforms and 3D printings. This new ruling essentially provides exemptions to the — dismal and frustrating, if you’re a techie — Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was INTENDED to prevent copyright policy, but was too broad and overreached too a point where it allowed questionable restrictions on repairing/updating/modding your own electronics to online content takedowns.
Analogue has been making great-quality recreation video game consoles for reliving our favorite old-school games via modern technology. So far, they’ve released the Analogue Nt and the more-compact Nt mini (for playing NES and Famicom games) and the Super Nt (for playing your old Super Nintendo games). While they come in at a premium price, there’s good reason for it; they rely on an field programmable gate array — or FPGA — technology rather than the common route of emulation found in most other retro clone systems. Now, Analogue is taking the next logical step and are announcing the the Mega Sg, which will be compatible with your Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System cartridges. Plus, you’ll be able to connect your original Sega CD and Mega-CD add-on systems. SCORE! Continue reading “Analogue announces the ‘Mega Sg”, a.k.a., the PREMIUM Sega Genesis clone console…”
The recently-opened National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan — inspired by the mass collections of banyan trees that are common in its locale — was designed by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo. This single building — which is also the largest performing arts center under a singular roof as well as Taiwan’s most significant cultural investment in a generation — covers a surface area of approximately 35 acres, a little over a quarter of the size of the surrounding 116-acre subtropical park in the area, acting as on of the country’s most culturally significant investment. The building features a 2,236-seat Opera House, a 1,981-seat Concert Hall, a 1,210-seat Playhouse, a 434-seat Recital Hall and an Outdoor Theater that connects the building to the park. Continue reading “Mecanoo’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan”
Today in New York, Google is expected to announce its next generation of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM EST (10:00 AM CST) and is invite-online, and fortunately that’s only if you PHYSICALLY want to be there. However, for the rest of us peasants, Google will be streaming the entire show online via its YouTube channel so we can can follow along (and the show will be archived for watching later on your own schedule). Continue reading “Watch Google’s Reveal of the Google Pixel 3 (and LIKELY More Devices) RIGHT HERE!”
On September 28, Square Enix announced that Skrillex and Hikaru Utada will be collaborating to write and produce a new song for the upcoming — and highly-anticipated and long-awaited — JRPG, Kingdom Hearts 3. The track, titled ‘Face my Fears’, will open the game when it comes out early next year. Some minor background: Grammy Award winning Skrillex has been a long-time fan of the game franchise and has produced remixes of Hikaru Utada’s previous songs, including ‘Don’t Think Twice.’ Continue reading “The Opening Theme to ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ to be Penned by Hiraku Utada and…Skrillex?!?!”