How to Make an Escape from the World’s Worries

Escape is one of those words that sounds somewhat negative, doesn’t it? This thing where you have a sense of urgency to get away, any way you can, to survive. It sounds dramatic, truly, but we all have our moments where we need to just make a getaway. When your job gets a bit too…

Rode

Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Rode Mics

Rode (properly branded as RĂ˜DE) makes some of the most popular professional audio devices on the market today. Currently, the Rode VideoMic Pro is attached to the camera I use to record TLDR every weekday. It’s a consistent, powerful condenser microphone with enough flexibility to fit a variety of recording needs. Rode’s microphones are known…

Home Office Tools to Transform Your Business

Are you in search of home office tools to transform your business? This post was sponsored by Microsoft Office 365 and Cloud Powered Work, but all opinions expressed are mine. As we’ve discussed, virtual offices are finally being accepted as a way for business owners and employees, alike, to trim some pretty big overhead costs…

Office 365 Versus Office 2013

This post has been sponsored by Microsoft Office 365 and Cloud Powered Work, but all opinions expressed are mine. A few months ago I mentioned Office 365, Microsoft’s subscription-based and cloud-integrated version of Office. Now I spend a lot of money on applications, but when it comes to software I’m not using every day (or…

Virtual Offices Can Be Successful

This post has been sponsored by Microsoft Office 365 and Cloud Powered Work, but all opinions expressed are mine. Virtual offices once seemed like a crazy idea, but I think it’s safe to say that the idea of a bricks-and-mortar office is sounding more and more like a needless expense to the latest generation of…

Why I’ve Switched from Google Chrome

[Editor’s note: Please keep in mind that this is a guest post. While it takes a pretty definite position against Google Chrome, not everyone here at LockerGnome feels this way about the browser. In fact, I think most of us here actually like Google Chrome. We usually try to avoid taking a “this is better…

Community Conflict: Causes and Cures

When you’re in charge of making sure that a group of people — any people — get along, it’s easy to wonder if a community conflict is inevitable. And it doesn’t matter if that group of people is an online forum, a classroom, a Facebook group, a scout troop, an IRC chat room, a book…

Are You Too Old to Become Certified?

Are you too old to become certified? No, no, I don’t mean certifiable — that’s something completely different. (And, as Diana tells me every day, even I’m not too old to become certifiable — but I’m not crazy. As Dr. Sheldon Cooper says, “my mother had me tested.”) I’m talking about being certified in qualifications…