7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows

Whether you’re using a solid state drive (SSD) or that classic hard disk drive (HDD), as the get larger and larger, they’re somehow always seeming to fill up. So if you’re hurting for extra space on your hard drive, these seven tricks should help you free up some space for the important files and programs, while trashing any unimportant junk that’s cluttering and hoarding up your hard disk space. Continue reading “7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows”

WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition

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It’s time for Episode 127 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a mixed-use building with a bigger purpose, how to easily get started in building your PC, what it could be like to be a doctor for Mortal Kombat characters, and things I learned about Andre the Giant from a David Letterman interview! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition”

WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition

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It’s time for Episode 127 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a mixed-use building with a bigger purpose, how to easily get started in building your PC, what it could be like to be a doctor for Mortal Kombat characters, and things I learned about Andre the Giant from a David Letterman interview! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition”

Have ChooseMyPC Generate a PC Build within Your Budget!

ChooseMyPC Generates a Sample PC Build in Your BudgetWhen you’re building your PC for the very first time, it can be an overwhelming experience; mainly due to the wide variety of different components to choose from. Thankfully, to ease some of that confusion, the website ChooseMyPC can provide you a nice starting point by asking you a few questions, including whether or not you want to overclock, add a component drive, which operating system you wish to use, and what your project budget is. Continue reading “Have ChooseMyPC Generate a PC Build within Your Budget!”

Forest Towers Candy HDDs Oculus Rifting Reggie Parks – WIRed #41

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Following last weeks on-the-road & OVER THE HILL episode, this week’s WIRed discusses a wooden forest watchtower, how to hack an old HDD into a cotton candy machine, the big deal about the Oculus Rift, and why Reggie Parks is the king of belts, among other things!   Continue reading “Forest Towers Candy HDDs Oculus Rifting Reggie Parks – WIRed #41”

From Old Hard Drive to…Cotton Candy Maker?!?

In a world where cloud storage is becoming a viable primary storage option, hard disk drives coming with bigger storage and lower prices (yay upgrades), and with the prices of solid state drive (probably) falling in the next few years, you are probably like me and you’ve got a collection of at least one old hard drives just laying doing nothing. You could just throw them away (no; don’t do that), re-purpose them as external backup drives (my favorite option), or let them collect dust.  However, if you ever wanted to live your childhood dream of owning a candy shoppe (yeah, I spelled it like that) you could just turn your old hard drive into a cotton candy machine. YAY CANDY!   Continue reading “From Old Hard Drive to…Cotton Candy Maker?!?”

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”

Jason Voorhees Killed Episode 3 – WIRed #2.5

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”

Lifehacker’s Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Slow Technology

Remember when your lovely piece of new tech hotness ran like the wind on day one? If your answer is yes, then it’s probably not so fast nowadays. That doesn’t mean you can’t restore it to its former glory. Whether it’s your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, here are 10 great ways to speed up your slow technology (which do NOT include going to some scam website you saw on a television commercial; DO NOT GO TO THOSE SITES, please).   Continue reading “Lifehacker’s Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Slow Technology”