My Week Ending 2020-02-09

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.

  • In case you missed it, the President of the United States opened up about his lack of US Geographical knowledge.
  • A heart warming story of London, Ontario students who reached out to a residential school survivor.
  • There’s probably more information in here about the humble ampersand than you’d ever care to know. But, read it and become a trivia expert.
  • This was my learning for the week. I knew that the US had to go through Canada to get to a US park in Washington. I didn’t know that the only way to get to Campobello Island was through the state and read about the challenges that people have ordering cannabis for delivery there.
  • This is kind of depressing. It’s an online interactive calculator that determines how many teachers your school will lose as a result of some of the Conservative policies.
  • The concept of quarantine was been big in the news world-wide. Here are details about Canada’s Quarantine Act.
  • For Macintosh users, here’s a new application designed to help you draw flowcharts. Does anyone remember flowcharts? I sure do.
  • I guess humility is a trait that isn’t a requirement to be president south of the border. Or to be a family member either.
  • A look inside Canadian Forces Base Trenton where some of those who return to Canada will be quarantined.
  • Hey, look. A good news story for Tim Horton‘s. At least, I think it’s a good news story. I know that they were the stop of choice for me when picking up muffins for a workshop.
  • I had to smile when I read this story. I’ve watched so many Border Security shows and marvel at what food people try to bring into Canada. I guess I’m a goody, goody. I don’t even stop at the Duty Free in either directions. I did fill up on gas once on the US side and forgot to declare it when coming into Canada. It made for an embarrassing conversation.
  • I guess the good news in this is that there was nobody in the hottub apparently when it fell into the lake. The bad news is this is another example of how erosion is hurting us.
  • Finally, a good news story about the Ontario government. I hope, for manufacturer’s and farmer’s sake, this works out.
  • Oooh, a new version of Linux. Something to tuck away and think about for a rainy day. At present, I still use Linux Mint and quite enjoy it.
  • The story makes it out like the guy ordering coffee was in the right. Out of common courtesy, I always remove any distraction when I’m talking to someone else. It would take what, 15 seconds, out of his life? If what he was doing was so important, step away until you’re done.
  • While I hate to think that those extensions are bad, I’m glad to read that Mozilla and Google are removing them.

Blog Posts on doug … off the record

My daily contributions to this blog. If you’re looking for a week in review for doug–off the record, you came to the right place.

#FollowFriday – February 7, 2020

voicEd Radio

This week’s show went without hitch. We talked, among other things about quilts!

This week’s show –

All of the podcasts are archived here.

Intro song

Blog posts this week came from:

  • Rolland Chidiac – @rchids
  • Heather Swail – @hbswail
  • Helen DeWaard – @hj_dewaard
  • Jennifer Casa-Todd – @jcasatodd
  • Kyleen Gray – @TCHevolution

Technology Troubleshooting

I wrote about my biggest troubleshooting issue in yesterday’s blog post.

I looked anxiously for news of a fix and checked for an update this morning.

Still nothing.

The problem is that now that I know that it’s a problem, I have this overwhelming desire to actually use it.


Video of the Week

Update from the front.

Photo of the Week

I read that, normally at this time of year, over 60% of Lake Erie is covered by ice and that this year, it’s less than 1%. Of course, while that applies to the harbour on the left and the lake on the right, the dock is exempt.

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