Wine Clubs

I always feel foolish when I’m out shopping for a bottle of wine. Wandering through those aisles of reds and whites is a bewildering experience. While I freely admit that I need help picking out a dinner wine, I’m always too embarrassed to ask the wine store clerk. Consequently, I’ve been thinking about signing up…

Fire Extinguishers

Do you know where to find the closest fire extinguisher? I thought I knew where mine was… until yesterday afternoon when I ran around my office with my fingers crossed, praying that I wouldn’t really need a fire extinguisher. Now with all the recent tales of exploding laptops, you might think it was a high-tech…

Expense Reporting Software Experiences

Do you use expense reporting software? Want to share your experiences with the Lockergnome community? We’re planning a series of articles on conventional and web-based expense reporting software and need your input. Experienced expensers know that a company can save a ton of headaches with the right expense report application, but that the wrong path…

High School Diploma

A high school diploma is one of life’s most important documents. Lack that all important diploma and there’s no end to the doors that will be closed. Studying for the General Educational Development (GED) exam used to be the primary route for folks who sought an equivalency certificate. Enter the Internet age and say hello…

Mouse Traps

I was staring at the computer with glazed eyes late one night last week when I noticed a pair of eyes staring back at me from behind the monitor. It was at that point I realized that we had a mouse problem. There’s nothing quite like locking eyes with an uninvited rodent. As I drew…

Video Conferencing

An article in today’s LA Times tackles the techie topic of video conferencing in a post-9/11 world. The title tells all: Video Meetings Didn’t Take Off Despite Fear of Flying. In the days after the disaster, some pundits expected exponential long-term growth in the adoption of video conferencing technology. But it didn’t happen. While there…

Fighting Fatigue

Do you fall victim to fatigue while sitting in front of the computer? Back in the days when I worked in an office, I’d fight off afternoon fatigue with a cup of coffee or two. Then I’d come home, have dinner, and put on another pot in order to get that night’s writing done. I…

Cheap Enlargements

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, there’s a good chance that your digital camera’s crammed full of summer vacation photos and your budget’s just about busted. If you’re a faithful reader, you know where to find the cheapest photo printing service. But what you might not know is where those cheap photos are…

Is Browzar Evil?

A purportedly new web browser launched this week to much initial fanfare over its privacy features. Press releases were regurged in the usual suspect places. Buzz seemed to be building, if just for the briefest moment. Alas, the tide of good press was not to last for the England-based “developers,” as their simple (some might…

Cheap NiMH Batteries, At Last!

Minutes before departing for the beach my daughter announced, “Hey Dad, the batteries in my camera are shot again.” I asked the inevitable, “where are all of the NiMH rechargeable batteries?” This, of course, brought the blank stare. But all was not lost. A quick stop at the pharmacy brought a pleasant surprise … AA…