My Week Ending 2019-09-29

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.

  • My guess is mindset. Apple users take whatever Apple throws at them without question and back any decision whole heartedly. The rest of the browsing world is different.
  • This is such an important issue. People who smoke e-cigarettes or who know someone who does need to read and understand.
  • I’m fascinated with what talented programmers are able to make a computer do. Now, painting.
  • By the time that this is resolved, life will have moved on and the issue will be forgotten. With a three tiered system, it’s hard to know who the bad guys are. But, anyone who breaks a collective agreement is definitely the bad guy.
  • Richard Byrne updates his Practical Ed Tech Handbook. If you don’t have support at your school and/or you’re looking for great ideas, this document is for you.
  • This could be big for those who are concerned about online security and privacy of information. My guess is that most people don’t know or don’t care and won’t until it catches on and browsers other than Firefox come up with their own solution.
  • It’s kind of cool to see that gaming is big again. First Apple, and now Google has an offering.
  • Grammarly now has a “tone detector” to analyse your writing. I was inspired and added the extension to my browser. And, of course, blogged about it.
  • Some really interesting ideas about how to do a library makeover to allow for a Makerspace.
  • If I lived in the St. Catharine’s region, I would definitely attend this genealogy fair. But, my family came from further west.
  • I’m not a Costco user so I had no idea that receipts were checked on exit. I guess it’s good customer support but what does it say about their tellers?
  • I think that this action will come to hurt Scheer. There was so much media coverage about the climate marches. Of course, the deniers weren’t there.
  • 10 000 is such a big number. It’s interesting that there isn’t a huge outrage over this yet. Does the public just not care?
  • You don’t normally think of Microsoft and free as two words that would appear in the same sentence. But, kudos to the big corporation for making this learning available to everyone.

Blog Posts on doug … off the record

My daily contributions to this blog.

#FollowFriday – September 27, 2019

voicEd Radio

My on demand radio page can be found here.  

This week’s show:

Intro song:

Blog posts this week came from:

  • @cherandpete
  • @jennmacbrown
  • @Bigideasinedu
  • @avivaloca
  • @pbeens

Technology Troubleshooting

Regular readers know that I’ve always been struggling with and trying to combat spam comments on this blog. I just took a look and there’s lots that have been caught and I don’t seem to have any leaking into the blog for public consumption.

I tried a number of things and ended up going with closing off comments after 1 week. It’s not preferable but seems to have forced crap like this into the arms of Akismet.

Who, in this day and age, would click on a link if you didn’t know the source?

Video of the Week

I just like to indulge myself sometimes.

Photo of the Week

The Uncommon Festival is in town and so is this dragon.

Thanks for reading. Please join me daily for something new and, hopefully, interesting.


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