Use a Xbox 360 Controller on a PS3? Use a PS3 Controller on a Xbox 360? The Cronus is MADNESS!!

I’ve owned a Nintendo Gamecube for years, and as much fun as I have playing the games (i.e. Eternal Darkness, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker, etc.), I personally cannot stand the Gamecube controller.  While it’s not the worst controller I’ve ever held (I’m looking at you, Atari Jaguar; quit laughing original Xbox “Duke” controller), the button layout is a mess, in my honest opinion.  Thankfully, I have an adapter to use my PlayStation 2 controller (which is perfect; also, in my honest opinion) with my Gamecube, and it’s wonderful.  It’s a little hard to find such a cross-controller-to-console device for the current generation of video game consoles, but now with this adapter from Cronus, you can use your Xbox 360 controller with the PlayStation 3 (or vice-versa; even with the Wii).

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The Eels Nest (more a house than…..eels’s nest, though…)

Sorry to disappoint fans of aquatic wildlife, but alas, this is a post about a work of architecture.  The name “Eel’s Nest” is a commonly used term that describes a very narrow lot (typically with a width of 15 feet). This particular lot in the area of Echo Park in Los Angeles has a width of exactly 15 feet, and architect Simon Storey decided to take up the challenge to experiment with designing and erecting a compact and efficient urban dwelling. But how would you achieve such a feat, you ask? Why, by building vertically, or course! Storey was able to design both simply and minimally in accordance to the site’s size limitations, and used the entire lot to create a functional house.

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The PractitioNERD Show on YouTube, Coming June 29th (also, 200th POST!)

Because it’s amazing what geeky & nerdy hobbies/obsessions, a digital video camera, a microphone, some editing software and a decent internet connection can get you.  Also, not a bad way to celebrate the 200th post on The PractitioNERD! Starting on the evening of Friday, June 29th (and every following Friday evening), the PractitioNERD YouTube show will review the stories covered and shared across the PractitioNERD … Continue reading The PractitioNERD Show on YouTube, Coming June 29th (also, 200th POST!)

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It’s Not Everyday You See a TANK at a White Castle Drive-Thru Window

The video above comes from FPSRussia, an online entertainment show with a main character who is known for being a faux-Russian arms aficionado. In many of his prior videos, he has tazed his willing fans, blown up trees using .50 caliber guns, and even driven an APC through a drive-thru at a McDonald’s.  Now, McDonald’s may be good enough for some people (I’m more of a Whataburger guy, … Continue reading It’s Not Everyday You See a TANK at a White Castle Drive-Thru Window

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Daily Top 5 of the 2012 E3/Electronic Entertainment Expo (Day 4/4)

DAY 4 (June 7th, 2012)

And another E3 is in the books, ladies and gentlemen! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” This year, the conference takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Now that the fourth and FINAL day of E3 2012 is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about my five favorite stories made today at the show.

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A Sneak Peak At The New WWE Championship Belt!

Well, I’ve finally done it. After ranting about the WWE Championship needing a complete design change last summer, The PractitioNERD has changed the entire landscape of World Wrestling Entertainment and the world of professional wrestling!!!  Well, not really, but I just wanted to take a short ego-trip; don’t worry, I’m returning to reality now 😉

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Daily Top 5 of the 2012 E3/Electronic Entertainment Expo (Day 3/4)

DAY 3 (June 6th, 2012)

Aloha, fellow gamers!! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” This year, the conference takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. As with CES 2012 and the AIA 2012 Convention, I will be doing this for the rest of E3, and now that day three of E3 2012 is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about my five favorite stories made today at the show.

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Artsy, Beautiful Stained-Plexiglas Watertower Lights Up the Brooklyn Skyline

Check out this lovely watertower by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin called, surprise-surprise, Watertower. This 25′ by 10′ patchwork watertower structure stands at 14-foot-tall, and is made from 1,000 pieces of salvaged plexiglas from New York and steel from Pennsylvania.  It currently rests on top of a building that houses the artist’s studios at 120 Jay Street in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), Brooklyn. Starting on June 7th (that’s tomorrow), the … Continue reading Artsy, Beautiful Stained-Plexiglas Watertower Lights Up the Brooklyn Skyline

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Daily Top 5 of the 2012 E3/Electronic Entertainment Expo (Day 2/4)

DAY 2 (June 5th, 2012)

Aloha, fellow gamers!! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” This year, the conference takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. As with CES 2012 and the AIA 2012 Convention, I will be doing this for the rest of E3, and now that day two of E3 2012 is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about my five favorite stories made today at the show.

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Have A Spare Coffee Can? Turn It Into A Long Range Wi-Fi Extender

After digging through the remainder of coffee grounds for your morning “cup of joe”, you realize that your large metal coffee can is empty and bound for the recycle bin.  But wait, what about re-purposing that piece of  metal can into something that you can get a a lot of use from?  That sounds like a novel idea!  In only an afternoon (assuming you have the hardware parts necessary), you can turn a metal coffee can into an rustic-looking and fashionable Wi-Fi antenna or signal booster with an surprisingly long range.

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