Gnomies Say the Darnedest Things!

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I know, I know. A lot of you out there are probably sick of me going on and on about how much I love the Gnomies community and how you should — and why you should — join us. But Gnomies have such a positive vibe that it’s hard not to be inspired by them. Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about, sent by actual, real-life Gnomies.

Matthew Onohan of OQ Web Solutions writes:

Hey Chris, just wanted to say thanks to you and the whole gnomesquad for offering a service like Gnomies. I’ve been a fan of yours for a long while now. I’m 23 now and I’ve been watching you on and off for years! Great content, fun to watch, and very addicting. Ive been a behind-the-scenes fan for all this time and figured it was about time to contribute back — even if it’s not much at all — by joining Gnomies.

I just want to say thanks again for this awesome feature added to a bunch of other features at LockerGnome and hopefully things keep rolling. It’s been really exciting lately!

Can’t wait until I can contribute more in some other ways in the near future; until then I’m loving being a Gnomie.

Jerry Reid writes:

Chris, I am so excited to join this network; if I didn’t have so much work to do tonight, I would stay up all night and learn about it. Unfortunately, I have to finish helping some of my customers and get ready for my day job in the morning. Your site’s customer service was so awesome and I can’t say how welcoming that is in this type of industry. I hope to get to learn all about the Gnomies world over the next couple of days and join the code camp and learn some new skills ASAP. Thanks again!

David Banther writes:

Chris, I just want to say “thank you” for making this group. I love that is much more than a paid fan club, but a group of like-minded people that can help each other. I offered on Facebook-Gnomies to help David Thompson with the accounting side of his new tech business; we are already emailing back and forth. This is awesome, Chris!

See what I mean? But even if you’re not a registered Gnomie, here are some of the things on LockerGnome.com and in our live YouTube stream that we were all able to chat about today — 100% free of charge!

Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry: Will e-Health Take Off?

Last week I was scheduled for a lab test to ascertain if my blood glucose readings were stabilized by diet and medication, however, I wasn’t sure if this test required a fasting protocol or a non-fasting one. Until recently, to determine which of these was required for an accurate test I would have had to call the doctor’s receptionist in the hopes of being connected to the nurse. If this failed, I would have been forced to leave a message on their already overloaded answering machine and hope against hope that a live person would actually return my call. However, this time I had a totally different experience that allowed me to contact and receive a prompt reply. I can’t help but wonder if we are looking at the advent of a new horizon of what is being called Telemedicine and/or Telepsychiatry.

How to Solve Most Printer Issues in Windows 7

While we many folks out there want to believe that we live in a paperless world, we’re not quite there yet. Often, I’ll need to print something in order to hand it to someone I may be meeting in person that doesn’t have a smartphone or enough trust in electronic mail to get the information over to them efficiently. Let’s face it, paper is going to be around for some time to come, and it isn’t until everyone is on the same page that we can truly free ourselves from having to saw down trees for the sake of storing and sharing information. If you’re on Windows 7, these tips might help you fix occasional burps in the printing process.

How to Improve Your Facebook Experience in Windows 7

Facebook is all over the place, and unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, you’ve probably heard more than a few stories about what it can do. Facebook is undoubtedly the biggest and most significant method for people to reconnect and keep updated on what their friends and family are up to. In a sense, Facebook has redefined how we communicate. So, how do you make the most of your experience with Facebook? For the most part, the site is accessible through pretty much any browser, though there are a few tricks in Windows to make the experience just a little easier.

OS X (10.8) Mountain Lion: Unifying the Computing Experience

Within a year of Apple’s release of Lion (Mac OS X 10.7), they’re preparing to unleash Mountain Lion – providing even more of an integrated experience for those people who rely heavily on iOS devices (or, as I like to call ‘em: the gateway drugs). If you take the time to watch the teaser video that’s been posted to their web site already, you’ll likely be struck with anticipation, trepidation, or envy. The Mac is not turning into an iPad, but what is new in OS X (10.8) Mountain Lion – that we know of?

Top 5 Mobile Social Networks

When you think of social networks, you likely think of popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter or even the reminescents of MySpace of LiveHournal (the latter two of which we think are likely on the verge of making a comeback.) However, with the rise in use of mobile devices, many developers are creating social networks designed only for mobile users with little (or no) web-based component.

Microsoft and Windows Content on LockerGnome

LockerGnome is dedicated to providing useful and informative tech-related content. Microsoft is one of the biggest players in the tech space, and Windows is currently installed on the vast majority of PCs currently on the market. So, in the interest of providing relevant content, we’ve decided to bring the question to the community: What Windows-related topics do you want to see covered on LockerGnome, and what questions about other Microsoft products would you like to see answered?

Gnomies Say the Darnedest Things

Back Link of the Day

Thanks to Sam of Sam’s PHP How-To, who reaffirms why you shouldn’t use fixed width text blocks when you’re building a website by pointing to Kelly Clay’s LockerGnome article that tells us how (and why) to make your website mobile-friendly. If you’d like to be mentioned as a Back Link of the Day, link to one of our posts on LockerGnome.com from your site and — this is the important part — tell us about it!

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