Micro-Homes & Fist of Jesus! – WIRed #125

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It’s time for Episode 125 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the rise of micro-housing in the United States, turn that working laptop screen into an external monitor, the awesome absurdity of Fist of Jesus, and remembering the WWF Forceable Entry album! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Micro-Homes & Fist of Jesus! – WIRed #125”

Repurpose That Old Laptop into an External Monitor with Stand!

I’ve discussed many, many, MANY times on The PractitioNERD that you never really HAVE to throw away old electronics that appear to be no longer usable for their original tasks.  There’s always a chance you can turn it into artsy weekend project, or incorporate the device with something that currently working, OR maybe the whole device isn’t broken.  For example, what if your old laptop no longer has the speed you need, but the screen works just fine and dandy? Continue reading “Repurpose That Old Laptop into an External Monitor with Stand!”

Haunted Homes, Floppy HDDs, Syphon Filter & Failed Comebacks – WIRed #19

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This week on WIRed, Some of the more architecturally scariest homes in horror, how to use that old floppy drive of the past with your computer of today through MAGIC & some DIY hacking, how “Syphon Filter” almost never happened, and you may or may not call it a comeback…but it won’t always guarantee WWE success.   Continue reading “Haunted Homes, Floppy HDDs, Syphon Filter & Failed Comebacks – WIRed #19”

Turn Old-School Apple Floppy Drive into an External HDD Enclosure

Just curious: you any of you Apple fans out there still have a old-school Mac lying around, collecting dust. If you do, have you been trying to find a way to make good use of that floppy drive that died long ago (and I actually mean FLOPPY, not those 3.5” so-called “floppy” disks)? Well then, you can take that useless (formerly useless now) external “floppy” drive from Apple (or Commodore 64’s ACTUAL floppy drive, or whatever) and exchange its innards with that of an external HDD to give your modern storage solution a vintage and retro look!   Continue reading “Turn Old-School Apple Floppy Drive into an External HDD Enclosure”