Throw the Trolls Down the Well

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Trolls? What trolls? Some people mentioned that today’s TLDR got visited by a little troll stroll marched out by one of those countless (and useless) websites that are followed by uncreative malcontents who fancy themselves as “hackers.” Sure, I guess gooping up someone’s YouTube stream with a flood of troll comments because your hacker overlords tell you to do it is sort of like hacking. Just like wetting your pants in public and sitting on the unfortunate department store Santa’s lap is sort of like Matthew Broderick breaking into NORAD on an Etch A Sketch: edgy and really, really clever. Sadly, pressing the “dislike” button over and over again won’t get hungry trolls any magical food pellets from the sky.

“Gosh, we’re all really impressed down here, I can tell You.”

Poor kids. In spite of my geek issues, I don’t remember being so ticked off by life when I was attending elementary school. I guess I was just lucky that my parents loved me? But whatever. I didn’t notice any trolls because I was too busy interacting with the fine LockerGnome viewership and registered Gnomies community. I hope we can all keep our chins up when the weather threatens us with a little gloom every now and again. We’re better than that, yes?

Yes!

Here are some of the things on LockerGnome.com and in our live YouTube stream that we were all able to chat about today.

Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Interface and Features

Adobe Photoshop has been the big name in industries that rely on heavy-duty image editing — from print media to Web design — for over two decades. Recently, Adobe released the public (free) beta of Photoshop CS6. It’s got a number of performance improvements, but its biggest changes from previous versions include an interface overhaul, new crop tools, content-aware moving and patching tools, filters, adaptive wide angle settings, and even full-featured video editing! Guest blogger Matthew Sabia gives us his take on the Photoshop CS6 beta so you can decide if it’s something that you might want to check out.

Helpful Windows 7 Shortcuts

Knowing how to get by in a Windows environment is something most people have to deal with at the workplace these days. Whether you’re a fan of Windows, OS X, or even Linux, there are plenty of great ways to get any one thing done. That’s part of the draw of Microsoft Windows in a business environment. No matter what you’re doing, there are different routes you can take to get to any one function you need, making it a little easier to find your flow and get things done efficiently. While Microsoft did add quite a lot in the way of shortcuts in Windows 8, there are plenty of them available for Windows 7. These shortcuts make it easier to manage applications, zoom, control multiple displays, search, and even open multiple instances of a given program in Windows 7.

Windows 7 Troubleshooting (White Paper)

Your Company has finally migrated to Windows 7. Congratulations! And now you have your first support call. This free Microsoft white paper will tell you all you need to know about the new troubleshooting tools that are bundled with Windows 7 and provide you with the knowledge to quickly figure out what’s happening “under the hood” on a Windows 7 computer. The selected tools described in this free Microsoft white paper are a subset of the tools available on Windows 7; the focus is on timely troubleshooting of the operating system and software applications.

Getting Ripped off at the Gas Pump and Doing Something About It

When you get ripped off — whether it’s at the gas pump or any other place of business — you don’t have to take it. But sometimes doing something to make amends requires an approach different from what your initial (and possibly anger-clouded) reaction might be. Here, LockerGnome’s Ron Schenone tells us about the time he was short-changed at a local gas station and got his revenge!

CrowdsEye Shows You What You Missed at Big Events

When you’re at a big event — whether it’s SXSW, Burning Man, Coachella, a Russ Meyer film festival, or whatever — you can’t help but shake the feeling that you must have missed something that happened when you weren’t looking. Simultaneous things are happening all around you, and it’s impossible (so far) to take it all in. CrowdsEye is a site that focuses on bringing people together who have attended (or are attending) events and gets them to share their experiences with others there. Matt Ryan talked to Matt Braun, the co-founder and CEO of CrowdsEye to get his perspective on this unique service.

Back Link of the Day

Thanks to Swiss Army Librarian extraordinaire Brian Herzog for referencing LockerGnome in his post, Pinterest is the New Black. 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!