My Week Ending 2019-03-31

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.

  • A good story to remind the Ontario government and the teacher federations that there are students caught up in this.  Their voice and needs need to be heard.
  • It’s always important to keep the updates rolling on your computer devices.  Here’s a look at Windows updates.
  • Only if I had money to burn would I buy a leather laptop cover.  But, I’ve never been accused of being a fashion plate.
  • Interesting that Linux would have cheat sheets.  Doesn’t everyone just compile their own?
  • Information would take how much room?  Note that there’s no discussion on the quality of that information though.
  • So, the new Edge has been leaked on line.  The conspiracy theorist in me wonders if instructions to do so came from the top!
  • If you’re a computer manufacturer, this is definitely not the type of information that you want to have happened and then have the world know about it.
  • News, Apple style.
  • Another list I’m not on.  But, on the other hand, I don’t have to pay the type of income taxes that those on the Sunshine List have to pay.
  • I had to read this a couple of times and watch the video to realize that the apology to Manitoba was legit and not a Beaverton story.
  • Absolutely, the choice about Artificial Intelligence should be driven by you and me and everyone who wants to take charge.
  • And, it starts by saying “No, I don’t want fries with that”.
  • Wouldn’t you think that Apple would have resolved the issue with their keyboards by now?
  • Maybe this is true.  When was the last time something really new and innovative came along?  And, not a rehash of what someone else has done.

Blog Posts on doug … off the record

My daily contributions to this blog.


Here’s who I tagged as “Active” last Friday morning.


voicEd Radio

My on demand radio page can be found here.  

Opening song this week:

The latest #TWIOE show features blog posts from:

Technology Troubleshooting 

When all else fails, reinstall.

How many times have you heard that?  How many times recently?

Things have actually got far more reliable recently.  I do remember a time when a piece of software would just take on its on action and become unreliable.  You’d tweak and tweak and then give up and re-install.  Typically, it would be to go back to the original CD-ROM or DVD-ROM and install.  Then, you’d go about letting it reinstall updates.

I had a program go bad on me this week and decided to reinstall.  But, we’ve come a long way.  The software never came on physical media.  It was downloadable.  So, when I did a download to reinstall, the latest and greatest version of the software was what got installed.

We’ve come a long way.

Video of the Week

This big kid likes to learn about dinosaurs too.

My Favourite Photo of the Week

My amazing daughter made these centre pieces for a recent event she was involved in.  I wish I was this creative.


Thanks for reading.


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