My Week Ending 2019-06-09

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.  Below are a selected few, with commentary, from the past week.

  • As well it should. This Google decision may be the biggest thing that’s happened to Opera, Brave, Vivaldo, Firefox, and maybe Edge.
  • I’ve always had this paranoia ever since I started using computers with microphones and cameras. How do you ever really know that you’re alone?
  • I think the worst thing I ever saw in my classroom was a spider or two. I’m so much luckier than this Florida school.
  • Grab these posters (they’re free) for your classroom bulletin boards, windows, etc.
  • This is a brave newspaper article from a laid off teacher from Parry Sound. It would be good if more would do this and flood the media. Perhaps the federations could pay for articles.
  • If you’ve ever wondered how long the Queen has been head of state, this timeline against US presidents will but it into perspective for you.
  • If you’re interested in a leadership position with a subject council, read this.
  • I suspect that the term “best” would be up for challenge for many but if you’re bored and want some very good streaming content, check this out.
  • Every web browser should be doing this. Kudos to Firefox for their efforts. I hope that this leads the way.
  • I just wish that I had a bunch of $1 000 bills tucked away that I could contribute to this recall.
  • I wonder if this would make Google a co-conspirator if you get a ticket for looking at your phone while driving.
  • If you’re looking for advice for how much that iPad should be used as a babysitter, read this.
  • I’m a sucker for these “Cheat Sheets“. I always tend to find something new in there. Isn’t that what learning’s about?
  • Details about Stadia appear. I don’t have the bandwidth. Do you?

Blog Posts on doug … off the record

My daily contributions to this blog.

#FollowFriday – May 24, 2019

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

It was a bizarre check.

I went to use an application on my phone and it refused to work because it said that the version installed was out of date. Not normally a biggie. I went to the Play Store to do the update.

It turned out there were 23 apps waiting to be updated. Wow.

So, I tried to kick start it but they wouldn’t come through. I did what I always do – tapped harder but still nothing.

On a whim, I turned off the VPN on my phone and everything started downloading.

Lesson learned. Not understood completely, but learned.

Video of the Week

For Stephen, a story in a song…

Photo of the Week

Kudos to the town of Leamington. As part of their repaving work, they’ve made the ultimate accessible parking.

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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