The Amazing, Sustainable Hovering Cube Home in Sydney…

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How many times have you come across a building or a house, and you’re initial reaction was “who decided to build that” and/or “HOW did they manage to build that”? Reasons for this burst of wonder could range from a house built on a small parcel of land or some futuristic home injected in the middle of same-y, cookie-cutter developer homes.  However, it could a case similar to the North Avoca Studio home in Sydney, Australia by architect Matt Thitchener, in which the building in question essentially defies the odds as it literally hovers above the ground! Nope; I’m NOT kidding… Continue reading “The Amazing, Sustainable Hovering Cube Home in Sydney…”

From Private Home to Multipurpose Facility, or the Barn at Critter Creek by Furman + Keil Architects (Or BOTH; No Need to Pick Sides…)

In a previous life, Critter Creek existed as purely residential home for over 20 years, but its time was running out as it was scheduled for demolition for the family’s new home.  However, the family and design firm Furman+Keil Architects opted to re-purpose the building and relocate it to a new location in order to preserve the memories and spirit of the place. First, the … Continue reading From Private Home to Multipurpose Facility, or the Barn at Critter Creek by Furman + Keil Architects (Or BOTH; No Need to Pick Sides…)

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Finally, Here’s an Internet Security Basics Course for the Whole Family; Just in Time for the Holidays!

Are you planning on spending time with your extended family this holiday season? Are you also the designated computer/techie/gadget-person of the family that EVERYONE tells their computer issues to or asks how to set up their devices? If so — I feel your pain — then you should consider having them take a seat and watch this series of internet security videos.  If fact, you should probably REQUIRE them to watch it.  Courtesy of a security company called Varonis, this course has five in-depth lessons on topics such as: creating a good and secure password, how to know what websites to trust, how to better protect your smartphone, and even a lesson about the internet of things (if they get something like a Nest, WeeMo, Amazon Echo, Google Home, or any other smart device like those). Continue reading “Finally, Here’s an Internet Security Basics Course for the Whole Family; Just in Time for the Holidays!”

THE TIN MAN AS A HOUSE?!?!? – WIRed #126

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It’s time for Episode 126 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house inspired by the Wizard of Oz’s Tim Man character, my favorite features of VLC, get your Vampire Killer on in LittleBigPlanet 3, and Eric Bischoff’s latest wrestling project! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “THE TIN MAN AS A HOUSE?!?!? – WIRed #126”

‘Wrestling with Death’ is ‘Six Feet Under’ with a Squared-Circle…

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WGN, who’s been having quite the streak with excellent original content (Salem & Manhattan FTW!),  is about to bring a brand new original series into the fold early next year — roughly two months away — and this new show is ALL kinds of ridiculous and amazing at the same time. The series is called Wrestling with Death, which — according to the show’s Facebook page — is a “unique family docu-series.” Wrestling with Death will be WGN America’s first unscripted series, and will introduce the world to The Lathams, who run The Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola, Arkansas as morticians by day, and run The Mid-Southern Championship Wrestling League as professional wrestlers by night.” SOLD! Continue reading “‘Wrestling with Death’ is ‘Six Feet Under’ with a Squared-Circle…”

12-Man Tag Team Match: WCCW Parade of Champions 1985

Sometimes it has to take two different full-sized wrestling  rings to contain the action and mayhem that comes with a 12-Man Tag Team Match.  This one from World Class Championship Wrestling’s Parade of Champions event in 1985 (hey, my birth year!) includes The Fabulous Freebirds teaming up with their long time rivals, The Von Erich Family.   Continue reading “12-Man Tag Team Match: WCCW Parade of Champions 1985”