Here’s a summary of some of the things I learned and published this week.
You can follow my daily readings as they happen here. Here are a selected few, with commentary, from the past week.
- This article challenges that user friendly language that we run across so often about permissions to use a website. Stop saying it and tell the truth!
- Why can’t we all be like the Danish? Actually, part of me is.
- As if we haven’t changed away from Internet Explorer with all the information that we’ve received so far, here’s more advice. Does anyone ever confess to still using it?
- Another Danish story. Cool! This time, it’s about time. I didn’t know this.
- Are you a software developer? You might want to grab one of these domains before they’re gone.
- Let’s do something about the price and maybe we all could do this and make the world a better place.
- The teenage brain is an amazing thing. Here are some insights for understanding what’s going on in there. Or maybe what’s not going on as well.
- Some great tips for making your classroom more inclusive. And, the tools might be good for all and not just those with special needs.
- Jaimie and I are happy to read this article about service dogs and Pearson Airport. I wonder if I can get him a job?
- Life before Google in the library. For yucks, go ahead and ask Google the same questions.
- Personally, I hope that we do. It’s time we all played hard ball. I like that Canadian news sources still use the term NAFTA.
- Are you old enough to know about Ed Sullivan?
- Everything you want to know about graphic image files. This is worthy of printing and posting to a classroom wall if you’re doing any web development or other things that uses lots of graphics. I used to work this knowledge into many workshops.
- Facial recognition may be found in more locations that you think. Here’s a list of more places it’s used. I know of some of them but some were new and that made reading the article worthwhile.
Blog Posts on doug … off the record
My daily contributions to this blog.
- Sunday – My Week Ending February 17, 2019
- Monday – New Weather
- Tuesday – Looking for someone I used to know
- Wednesday – Don’t do stupid things
- Thursday – A high tech service call
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – #ECOOcamp Owen Sound 2019
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … the web you could read and trust?
Here’s who I tagged as “Active” last Friday morning.
My on demand radio page can be found here.
Opening song this week:
The latest #TWIOE show features blog posts from:
If you listened to “This Week in Ontario Edublogs” on Wednesday or on demand, there was another life’s most embarrassing moment for me. Right in the middle of a conversation with Stephen, the clock on my wall fell. Of course, we record the show live so anything bad gets mixed into whatever is good. It was so loud though.
So, why? and why is this in the category of Technology Troubleshooting?
Because it involves technology. We’re not wireless here completely. There’s the cable that comes in from outside that goes to my router and, from it, there are cables that come to the laptop that I’m typing on right now. They are strategically wrapped around the left side of the clock and somehow they decided to use a little gravity to mess things up on me.
I need a permanent solution; right now I’ve put the clock back up and wrapped the cables around it but it’s a problem that’s just begging to happen again.
Video of the Week
A number of things happened this week to bring this memory back for me. Are you old enough to remember this song and the show that it went with?
My Favourite Photo of the Week
This picture should look oddly like a chalk outlined body from a crime scene. Except the body is mine! Remember that snow that we had last week? It covered everything including a bunch of water near that alien fire hydrant I showed last week.
So, I’m walking the dog and I slipped and fell. Fortunately, I had my elbows at the ready and they broke most of the fall as I went backward. My head did snap back and hit the ice enough to throw my headphones off.
Jaimie just turned and looked at me as if to say “Suck it up buttercup and let’s go”.
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