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My Week Ending 2019-12-29

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 empathy goes out to this blogger. I once had to teach Mathematics to 30 students is a room that sat 24. Doable, I recall, but nowhere near 36 students.
  • I guess because you can go wherever you want in Canada and won’t be bothered or asked about the accent?
  • A great story about Canadian firefighters. I hope that they’re able to make a substantial difference and get things under control.
  • Cheap is good; free is better as they say. Here’s a big list of Free Resources crowd sourced on Rediit.
  • If things are looking promising in Denmark, you just know that Canada can’t be far behind.
  • Every now and again, I’ll take a look when in a story or elsewhere. There is a LOT of Windows 7 still in operation.
  • Because the legions of fanboys like new stuff and don’t mind forking money over to Apple.
  • This is actually pretty much truthful and could work. But, in education, we don’t like being in the open and like to have the opportunity to close the classroom doors. Open concept schools are putting up walls all over the place.
  • I don’t think I would pay to use someone else’s lessons. Knowing me, I’d find fault and would want to change them.
  • I have a friend who swears that he could hear the Northern Lights. Not calling him a liar but I think seeing them would be more impressive.
  • On the other hand, if Betelgeuse explodes, there could be a lot of noise. Can you hear it in the vacuum of space?
  • This is pretty much true. The only place here where you can buy them other than at Walmart are at the used media store. The cool thing is that they also sell record albums. Just saying…
  • It is pretty obvious to any that see me that my personality screams – dog walker – and not by the way I walk, but by my walking partner.
  • I’m a sucker for these articles and yet I keep wondering why if the authors says change them immediately they didn’t come that way from the manufacturer.
  • So, if you have an open source crystal ball, you can write articles about the future of Linux!
  • I’m bookmarking this site on the off chance that we get high speed internet soon. We have the pole in the front yard.

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My daily contributions to this blog.

#FollowFriday – December 27, 2019

voicEd Radio

My on demand radio page can be found here.  

Since Christmas was on the Wednesday, there was no show this week. But, enjoy a rerun of Run Run Rudolph this time from Kelly Clarkson.

Intro song

Technology Troubleshooting

One of the things that I really like about technology is the option to change the language. There’s nothing better than Canadian English to make this guy feel right at home.

Then, there’s nothing worse than the technology just going ahead and doing whatever it wants.

One of my Christmas gifts looked promising but alas, it serves up American spelling despite my change in settings. Sadly, there’s no amount of troubleshooting to resolve this.

Video of the Week

I was fascinated by this. Lots of great learning about country borders.

Photo of the Week

It was so warm on Christmas day that my daughter and I took the dog for a walk at the beach and dock at Colchester. Look at all the ice; who would have guessed that it was 11 degrees there?

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


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