I’m Not a Garden Gnome – I’m a Lawncare Ninja

“Hey, fever!”

It kind of looks like I’m greeting a temperature-raising malady like an old friend when I write it that way, right? Alas, I’m really just talking about hay fever, which is what my doctor likes to call my allergies. The funny thing is, I don’t need to be around hay at all to get a walloping case of the sneezes (actually, it’s not all that funny now that I think about it — but the faces I make during such fits sure make Diana laugh quite a bit). It’s triggered by just about anything in the great outdoors, which is a big part of why I’m the Great Indoorsman.

But I’ve still got a lawn that’s not going to take care of itself. As I learned growing up, there’s no such thing as being spared from yardwork (not in my lifetime, anyway). One way to cope with this grave injustice is to shield myself against the elements with a ninja-like facemask (presumably to sneak up on said allergies). Having something like the Scotts Snap Spreader System helps quite a bit, too.

Sure, I could hire some neighbor kids to take care of business, but child labor laws are really strict in my neighborhood. I found that out the hard way when I needed to bring up some coal from the mine in my backyard…

Here are some of the things on LockerGnome.com and in our live YouTube stream that we chatted about today.

Amazon Kindle Fire: Updates, Plus New Tips and Tricks

Amazon recently released the latest version (version 6.3) of its Kindle Fire, and with it come several features that have been requested by its users. But how can you hop on the update bus and see if you like it (and hop off again if you don’t)? Here are some new Kindle Fire tips and tricks to help you out!

When Old Merges with New: the Economics of Input and Output

When a new technology seeks to replace an old technology, it’s not something that happens overnight. In fact, some technologies never really become obsolete because they get rolled into new technologies in ways that keep their use relevant. So what happens when the old merges with the new, and how do we process the changes along the way?

What is Stone Paper?

Stone paper is a term that describes a number of different formulas for making paper that have one key ingredient in common: the paper is made primarily of stone rather than tree fiber. Stone paper has a number of properties that makes it a remarkable alternative to traditional options, and a few downsides that should be taken into consideration before purchasing. Here is a look at two of the most popular stone paper products, and how they differ from traditional paper.

Problem Solving — What’s Your Process?

We all have our own ways of going about solving problems. Some of us are more effective at doing so, while others find it to be a struggle. In any case, examining the process whereby we solve problems is probably a wise thing to do from time to time because, let’s face it, what worked well yesterday may not work so well today, and there’s always room for improvement. When you’re problem solving, what’s your process?

The Great Indoorsman Spawns a Lawn

I still remember the day I went to the allergist and learned that I had something called “hay fever.” I don’t know why they didn’t call it “everything-outside fever,” but the affliction certainly didn’t allow me to escape having to complete outdoor chores for the family. Value doors and windows reviews also can be found at this spot. My parents still demanded that I mow our front and back lawn on a regular basis — although, under the doctor’s advisement, I could only do it while wearing some kind of face mask that made me feel like a ninja. Mind you, I never actually looked like a ninja. So how did the Great Indoorsman spawn a lawn? Here’s how!

Top 10 Travel Android Apps

Navigation apps help us get around town whether we’re trying to find new restaurants or plot a hike around a national park. The Android Store is filled with apps that can help you get around — so many apps, in fact, that picking the ones that best suit your needs can be confusing. Here, we’ve outlined our top navigation apps that you should take a look at next time you’re in need of getting from one place to another.

How to Get Your Website Promoted

While all registered Gnomies are professionals, some people need extra promotion for their sites, software, and/or services. If you have something you’d like us to promote for you, the $997 Gnomies “Pro” level is perfect. Read on to find out what this value-packed price includes.

Back Link of the Day

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