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Did you know that giving up coffee can induce physical pain? It’s true. Today, I had a headache the size of Norway, Argentina, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, and France all bunched together. But the show must go on, and I made it through TLDR without having to break anything, gnaw off my own hand, or pass out (but only barely)! Thankfully, a glass of water (not vodka, contrary to what people in chat were saying), a small pile of Excedrin, the Gnomies, my loyal viewers, and my lovely girlfriend Diana helped me make it through the broadcast.

Oh, wait. I need to amend that. Diana’s no longer my girlfriend. Before you start calling, emailing, instant messaging, or sending response videos to me asking if I’m cool with you asking her out, the answer is already an emphatic NO. Why? Because while Diana’s no longer my girlfriend, she is my fiance! Yep. That’s right. We’re tying the knot next Friday (March 9th, 2012)! At that point, she’ll no longer by my girlfriend or my fiance, but my wife! Want to virtually attend the wedding ceremony? Here’s how!

Here’s another emphatic NO before you even ask: We’re not livestreaming our honeymoon — not even for Gnomies! Please, please, please stop asking, you naughty, naughty monkeys.

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

The Ethics Behind the Hackintosh Computer (And Other Things)

When Matt Ryan covered the legality of the Hackintosh in a LockerGnome post a few days ago, it became clear that not only should the legal aspect of Hackintoshes be considered, but ethics as well. Here, we talk about the ethics behind the Hackintosh computer (and other things).

How to Personalize Your Windows 8 Consumer Preview Experience

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been out for over 24 hours at this point, and users are beginning to weigh in on their experiences. For the most part, the missing Start menu and introduction of the Metro UI have taken center stage, but some other highlights of Windows 8 can be easily missed in translation. Here, we talk about some of the areas in which desktop personalization have changed in Windows 8.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Just How Good is It?

Admittedly, a lot of Android users don’t have hardware that supports Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich). But for those who do (or are planning on upgrading), they might want to know what features are available to them. And if they don’t, examining the newest changes that Android 4.0 offers might make them reconsider an upgrade…

Top 10 Music iPhone Apps

Did you know that your iPhone can play music? We use the iPhone for everything under the sun, but the one thing that is commonly neglected is using it for music (oh, and — oddly enough — phone calls). Being an amateur audiophile, Craighton Miller has collected and tested out many iPhone apps related to music. Today, he’s gathered up his favorite music-related iPhone apps and gives you his recommendations.

Puzzles to Help Make Decisions with Spreadsheets

In Sherman DeForest’s last post, he talked about using spreadsheets as an aid in making decisions. In preparation for showing some explicit examples using Excel, he decided to devote at least one post to some puzzles that have bearing on the decision-making process and might help to orient one’s mind toward programming a spreadsheet while also being fun.

Internet Blueprint Project Aims to Give American Internet Users a Political Voice

After the recent failure of bills like SOPA and PIPA in the House and Senate, its been made clear that the American people do, in fact, have a voice — and we are especially passionate about our right to continue to have a voice with regard to new media. A new project started by Art Brodsky called the Internet Blueprint Project wants to ensure that the American People continue to have a voice in the type of legislation that will define how we use the Internet.

Oh, and then there’s this…

How to Attend Chris Pirillo’s Wedding

Yes, it’s true — Diana and I will be getting married ~5PM on Friday, March 9th, 2012. You’re invited to attend — virtually. We promised personal, behind-the-scenes access to Gnomies, and this is about as personal as it gets. We’d be thrilled if you joined us!

Back Link of the Day

Thanks to the site Linux Netbook for referencing a video and article of ours about the Ubuntu Desktop coming to Android! 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!

Feel bad because you missed out on today’s live TLDR? Don’t despair! Join us live tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. Pacific for the next edition of The LockerGnome Daily Report!