Since its debut onto the tabletop gaming scene in 2008, Pandemic has been one of the biggest board games in the world, which is fitting when it’s about saving the world from aggressive worldwide diseases. Now that the game is about to celebrate the big 1-0, it’s getting a special edition re-release in a big-ol’ metal box chock-filled with brand new cards and miniature figures. This special … Continue reading It Looks Like ‘Pandemic’ is Getting a Pretty Awesome 10th Anniversary Edition…
This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Mega Man (or Rockman) video game series in Japan. To mark this marvelous occasion, Japanese bicycle maker KhodaaBloom recently released a special bike on February 17th. “What so special about this bike?” you may ask. Well, the bike in question is adorned by the color motif, the Japanese box art design and the 8-bit pixellated design of the … Continue reading Presenting the Official Mega Man Bicycle. Just What The World Needed…
Photoshop, the program that allows its users to crop, manipulate, and perfect pictures from less-than-stellar creations to creative masterpieces, recently celebrated its Twenty-Fifth birthday. So for the sake of educating the public on the history of such a great piece of software and for the LOLs, CreativeLive decided to provide such a great service. The group asked a collection of current well-known Photoshop designers — Dave Cross, Jared Platt, Ben Willmore, Chris Orwig, Julieanne Kost, Aaron Nace, Tim Grey, Matt Kloskowski, and Jason Hoppe — to take a quick dive into the original Photoshop 1.0, and disastrous hilarity ensued.
It’s time for Episode 106 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses free high-profile architectural edu-mah-cation, translating sign language automatically into verbal language, Another World releases for its 20th anniversary, and one of the late-great Owen Hart’s earliest matches! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Free Class Translate Sign Another World’s UK Hart – WIRed #106”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NHL ’94, and while it wasn’t the first hockey game produced and published by Electronic Arts (EA), it’s often pointed to as a favorite in the long-running game series — even though they took out fighting :’-( . To celebrate this event, both EA and the NHL put together a tribute. NHL.com has posted some written and video features, interviews with players who played the game as children/teenagers, and a NHL ’94-ized Pavel Datsyuk highlight reel. Continue reading “Electronic Arts Waxed Nostalga on NHL ’94’s 20th Anniversary”
This week on WIRed, Architect Florian Idenburg stops by Texas A&M, How tech in sci-fi influences graphic user interfaces, what about the Wii U, and remembering “Latino Heat” Eddie Guerrero. Continue reading “Idenburg’s Sci-Fi GUI’s on Wii U with Eddie Guerrero – WIRed #21”
This past Tuesday marks the 7th anniversary of the sudden and untimely passing of legendary professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero at the age of 38. I remember waking up in my dorm room at Texas A&M that morning or November 13th, turning on my computer and opening the web browser to WWE.com, and there it was…on the front page of the website. I starred at the screen for what felt like hours, and when I snapped out of it, I made a tribute button and wore it on my backpack around campus for weeks. In the last few days, several wrestling personalities have reacted to the anniversary of his passing, with the following messages on Twitter.
Continue reading “Remembering Eddie Guerrero”
After some technical mishaps, this week’s abridged version of The PractitioNERD will be the first of many smaller, more frequent videos, as explained above. Continue reading “Jason Voorhees Killed Episode 3 – WIRed #2.5”
One year ago today, I was still in search of a job to speed up my career in architecture after getting my Masters, and seeking an outlet for my other outside interests of gaming, tech & gadgets, and professional wrestling. Rather than wait for new job to begin to start the blog, I was inspired by Bishop David Copeland, that “if you have a passion, if you have a gift, don’t sit on it.” That same week, I began researching blog hosting sites and names for the blog. It started out, pre-launch, as “The Nerdy Life,” yet it really didn’t really spark with me, and I was encouraged by my family to try inventing a word that could mean the same thing. It resulted in compiling words that ended in “ner,” as I was dead-set on incorporating the word “nerd” in the title. My eyes scrolled up and down the screen, and there it was: “practitioner.” That same week, I launched the blog as “The PractitioNERD, ” and defined the new word from a combination of the meanings of “practitioner” and “nerd” as:
“One of superior skills or intellect who practices something, especially an hobby, topic, occupation, profession, or technique, that does not conform to society’s beliefs and trends, and who will make a radical change in the world.”