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.
- These pictures are well worth the time to scroll through and enjoy. It’s like a history of the past year of some things I knew and some things I didn’t.
- I’ll admit that I absolutely hated the Edge browser that Microsoft shipped with Windows 10 and pretty much crammed down our throats. The new Chromium based one isn’t all that bad at all. I’m sure we’ll still eventually get nagged to death to use it under Windows.
- I think everyone needs to get up to speed with the terminology behind VPNs. I see this in everyone’s future.
- Here’s a story about teacher salaries. Now, in Ontario, things are currently better but the story is much the same.
- Has there been anything more promoted about the future in connected users than 5G? Interesting article about it in the house.
- You’d think that, with a title like this, it would live up to itself as people played it. I can tell you that not everyone got perfect – at least in the circles that I run.
- This is a source for great Christmas wallpapers if you’re into changing your wallpaper for the season. Other good stuff too.
- Good for Google. They need to keep developers honest. I’m very disappointed in these products; they were once held with high regard. Now, not so much.
- It almost is enough to scare you off the internet or to find one place where you can authenticate to. Then, when the worst happens, you just change one password.
- If this doesn’t make you double-check resources you find on the Internet, I don’t know what will. But, it begs a bigger question – who is the ultimate arbitrar?
- Guess what? Another article about which is the best web browser. You should know by now that I’m a sucker for these.
- I thought that a “complete guide” might be overkill until I read the article Google Chrome has so many different places where it might be installed and it functions differently depending upon location.
- This is genius for wrapping Christmas gifts. Actually, for any gifts. Who says that there isn’t room to learn new things daily?
- With so many different vendors and equipment and processors, it comes as no surprise that Windows 10 had so many mistakes this past year.
- It’s only by one day but enough to scare some people. On the other hand, Labour Day would be embedded into the fall semester.
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My daily contributions to this blog.
- Sunday – My Week Ending December 15, 2019
- Monday – Canadian? Clipart
- Tuesday – Keeping control of your email
- Wednesday – Dark again
- Thursday – An Interview with Leigh Cassell
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Is it time?
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … tinsel?
#FollowFriday – December 20, 2019
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Blog posts this week came from:
I always wonder at the value of doing this blog post every week. Does anyone actually read it? After all, everything (except this section) has appeared somewhere on this blog. But then I remember the #1 rule of blogging; you do it for yourself. It’s a nice opportunity to review my past week’s personal learning.
Normally, I sit at a desk with a mouse and real keyboard when I type it.
Not so this morning. I have my MacBook Pro in my lap and I’m typing while I watch the pre-pre-game show for today’s football events.
This is definitely the “linkiest” blog post that I do every week. I find that it’s taking longer than ever to write because of the trackpad scrolling and the keyboard highlighting of text.
I don’t see this as being the new norm for writing this. It’s really painful compared with working with a real mouse and a real keyboard. I’m in awe of people that can write blog posts on a tablet.
Video of the Week
What’s Christmas without Burl Ives singing?
Photo of the Week
A favourite display from the King’s Navy Yard. And, yes, the feathers are animated.
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