Flash is Expected to Die & Go Away in Two Years

Why won’t you die?!?

If you’re like me and have been counting down the days to when the bane of our online existence (also known as Adobe Flash) will just die and go away, while we may not have an exact date, we DO know that it WILL happen. According to the 2016 global media format report published by Encoding.com, Flash’s install base and use — which was 21 percent in 2014 — dwindled down to only making up six percent of mobile and web video in 2015, and believes that Flash will completely vanish within the next two years. Continue reading “Flash is Expected to Die & Go Away in Two Years”

Google Videos – Doc’D #38

In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, functionality and legacy of Google’s original video hosting service (before YouTube).

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Solid State Drives – Doc’D #18

In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history and technology behind solid state drives. Continue reading “Solid State Drives – Doc’D #18”

Doc’D #10 – The Zip Disk Format

In this month’s episode of Document’D, host Montez McCrary takes a trip to the good ol’ dead media format graveyard to discuss the Zip format, its technical specifications, history, and legacy.
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Resize YouTube Videos To Your Liking w/…um…YouTube Resize

When I’m working around the house, cleaning things, drawing things, or creating content for — I don’t know, The PractitioNERD — I like to have a video playing int he background, and more often than not, it’s a playlist of YouTube videos.  While Google allows you to customized the size of any YouTube video you play — kind of, sort of –, you can get more precise control with sizing those vids using the YouTube Resize extension, which allows you to drag a video to any size you want — if you’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your default internet browser (sorry, Internet Explorer). Continue reading “Resize YouTube Videos To Your Liking w/…um…YouTube Resize”

Play the “lost” NES videogame version of “The Great Gatsby.”

Wow, is this my SECONDThe Great Gatsby“-related post in a single day? Dang, I’m on a roll. Kaiser. Toasted. With butter. Anyway, with the release of the official trailer to the next film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” set to be released on Christmas Day this year, I figured that this would be a great time to revisit one of my favorite online flash games from the past few years.  The game itself is an 8-bit version of The Great Gatsby, made as a tribute to old-school NES games, and was created and developed by Charlie Hoey and editor Pete Smith.

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