My Week Ending 2019-04-07

Here’s a summary of some of the things I learned and published this week.


Readings 

You can follow my daily readings as they happen here.  Here are a selected few, with commentary, from the past week.

  • There are never enough great ideas for utility programs.  Others see things that you might miss.  Here are five tips/hacks for OneNote from the TCEA and Miguel Guhlin.
  • I knew this.  There was a Google Document about education cuts in Ontario but there was no name associated with it.  I tried but couldn’t figure it out from the URL so that is good.  On the other hand, I knew that only Andrew Campbell would keep his nose to the grindstone long enough to put it together.  He has since claimed ownership.
  • You can never have enough free sources for images.  Here’s a new one – at least it was to me.
  • Yes, we hit another April Fool’s Day.  Here’s a collection of what went down for 2019.
  • As if April Fool’s Day wasn’t enough, here’s a collection of other things to celebrate during the month of April.
  • I think that we all know that the best libraries will have a collection of both types of resources.  I wouldn’t want to see any set up exclusively with one of these or another.
  • Goodbye, Google +.
  • A comparison of DuckDuckGo and Google.  Who wins?
  • Three men in a hot tub.  Isn’t there something else that the government could be doing?
  • Denmark is such a civilized society.  Read on to see how libraries can work when you have a decent clientele.
  • What happens when you add captions to everyday objects?  Actually, something that’s quite funny.
  • There’s a great deal of pride for Ontario students and their walkout in many, but not all, camps.
  • It’s been one year since the Humboldt accident.
  • Here’s yer resilience.  Right here.

Blog Posts on doug … off the record

My daily contributions to this blog.


#FollowFriday

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

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voicEd Radio

My on demand radio page can be found here.  

Opening song this week:

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Technology Troubleshooting 

I found a solution.  You’ll recall the mystery of the three dots in the top left corner of Google Chrome and Brave Browsers.

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I like the dark theme on my computer and I also like the grey dots instead of the default three colours that come with the OS.

I don’t have a solution that’s totally good for me but at least I know that I can replicate it.  It has to do with the Mac OS theme.  Set it to the light theme and everything works OK.  Change it to the dark theme and all you get is the three colours.  Since Chrome and Brave are based on Chromium, I’m guessing that the situation lies there and will report it.

Ironically, Opera, which is similarly based on Chromium works just fine.  Do they have better attention to detail?


Video of the Week


Photo of the Week

In a recent trip to Seacliffe Park in Leamington, after the surprise storm, there turned out to be a science lesson for Jaimie and me.  So, I wonder, if a tree sees its shadow and there’s snow in the shadow, how many weeks of winter remain?

 

Which side is the north side of these trees?

 

Please join me daily and I hope that you check in next Sunday for a summary of my week.

Thanks for reading.

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