moking lip balm doesn't make you glamorous. It doesn't earn you the respect of your peers, whether they're in the chess club or on the lacrosse team.
I don't care if all the cool kids are doing it behind the gymnasium after school. Your lungs aren't in more danger of being chapped than your lips, so put that protective coating where your mouth is. Literally. Smoking lip balm is for chumps. Wouldn't you rather be a champ?
This has been a PSA by TLDR for the US, UK, HK, UAE, and other sovereign principalities whereby lip balm smoking has become an epidemic.
Yesterday, the Internet was alight with the latest news from the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit. If you haven't heard, Oracle is accusing Google of breaching copyright and using components of its Java programming language and APIs in Android without appropriate licensing. Yesterday, the jury ruled that Google did in fact breach copyright. Does this spell the end of Android? No. Might it spell bad news for software in the future? Just maybe. Here's why Oracle might doom software as we know it. Thanks a bunch, Oracle. I'm not consulting you for advice about the future any more!
Open Source Weight Loss: Will You Join Me?
LockerGnome's Matt Ryan, like a lot of others among us who work the majority of our days at desks rather than on the docks or in the coal mines, has found his weight gaining on him over the years. And, like many of us, the resolution to reduce that weight has been elusive -- one of those things that's easy to put off until the ever-distant "tomorrow" that never seems to come. Now, with the assistance of technology and the online community, he's finally putting his foot down to get back to a comfortable weight. Welcome to Open Source Weight Loss! Will you join him?
How to Teach Yourself Through Teaching Others
A good teacher knows how to convey his or her experiences in a way that inspires, guides, and ultimately educates pupils to prepare them for their own experiences ahead. But a great teacher knows that life's real lessons are taught on a two-way street, and that learning is never a process considered "complete." Not only can such a teacher learn from his or her pupils, but he or she can self-teach, too. Consider yourself among the educators and perpetual students of the world? Here's how to teach yourself through teaching others.
Where Do You Find Inspiration?
Conjuring the muse isn't always a successful endeavor, and all creative people find their source of inspiration lacking from time to time. Whether it manifests as writer's block or the inability to dream up new songs for that next album, a lull in the flow of ideas can be a devastating, self-perpetuating hindrance to creative progress. But there's always a way out, even if it doesn't make itself apparent at first. Where do you find inspiration?
Uploading to Box (Formerly Box.net) Using Windows Explorer
If you're lucky enough to have 50 GB of online storage from Box.net (now known simply as Box), you may want to put it to use (especially when you consider that comparable services like Dropbox and Google Drive only give you somewhere between 1 GB and 16 GB). But as LockerGnome's resident Scotsman John McKinlay discovered, the process of uploading files from a Windows computer to Box isn't as obvious as one might hope. Luckily, he's figured it all out and he shares how you, too, can upload to Box using Windows Explorer.
Are Men Really Outshopping Women Online?
In a recent study by iProspect, researchers found that affluent men over 18 years of age have flocked to online shopping sites in droves. In what seems like a role-reversal that's all too symptomatic of our modern era, is it possible that men are really outshopping women online? Here, we talked to our own Gnomies -- of the male and female variety -- to find out what makes their shopping clocks tick.
Pirillo Vlog 015 -- Shopping for Socks, Smells, and Sporks
Whether you're a boy or whether you're a girl (or somewhere in between), the fact of the matter is that you never know how much you can shop until you've shopped too much.
Back Link of the Day
Thanks to Colleen Young of Mathematics, Learning, and Web 2.0 for mentioning a post we did at LockerGnome a while back that cautions the use of automation in social media! 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!