Readings (You can follow my daily readings as they happen here. Here are a selected few from the past week.)
- If you’re tired of static text on your Google Site, you might want to read this tutorial about how to make a scrolling banner.
- For some photographic editing, check out Darktable.
- This might be tough to prove in court but I don’t see a problem with it. If you send a text message to someone you know is driving and they’re in an accident, you could be at fault. On the other hand, I hate that it has come to this but just go for a walk and look at the number of people who are on their phones while they’re driving.
- I think this is an ingenious invention. Imagine being able to project your own movies no matter what room you’re in.
- Yet another malware story about some baddies stealing information. Can you safely go online anymore?
- Advice to help the distracted student. Yes, it does seem to make sense to me but does it make sense for students?
- This is a nice prompter for Open Source software. I always check these posts out to see if I can find just one more new title.
- A debate for our times. Are Chromebooks and iPads computers?
- FreeOffice sounds like an interesting entry into the desktop office suite market. I’m going to have to give it a shot.
- It was only a matter of time – a 3D printed bicycle.
Blog Posts on doug … off the record
- Sunday – My Week Ending May 13, 2018
- Monday – Branding
- Tuesday – Not a test
- Wednesday – Spying
- Thursday – A participative time machines
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – An Interview with Emily Fitzpatrick and Derek Tangredi
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … Highway 18
My on demand page can be found here. The latest edition features blog posts from:
Technology Trouble Shooting
A New Phone – Not for me but for my daughter. It was interesting to just be an observer and watch the negotiating (such that it is) as a new phone was purchased and the old data moved over.
As a geeky father, it was a proud moment to just listen to her lay out the details for what she wanted in a phone and in a phone plan. She recognized that it was a two year commitment and knew exactly what she wanted.
Someone else’s computer – I never really know how much I customize and make a computer suitable to how I like to work until I go and use someone else’s. Recently, I went into Best Buy to poke around and explore new Windows 10 computers. As they’re set up for display, it’s right out of the box.
That’s completely foreign to how I use a computer. How can people work like that? I like things set up for my work flow. It’s really not appreciated if you do that to a floor demo at a computer store.
Video of the Week – From “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”
A reminder that this was how I started to play the steel guitar.
My Favourite Photo This Week
We see you! But, Jaimie and I lowered our walking speed just to be safe.
Thanks for reading.