My Week Ending 2020-11-22

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.


  • Some tips here to get rid of your information on Google. Of course, the moment you do anything else Googley, you’re adding it back.
  • There are those that are concerned about Jarod and Ivanka’s return to high society in New York. That may be a challenge and should get sympathy; they had plenty of time to not spread the speaking points of her father.


  • Apparently, the recent storm made for some good surfing in Toronto until they ran into trouble
  • The article talks about the new Toronto Maple Leafs retro reverse jerseys but that inspired me to find the Canadiens’ ones


  • There was big news about speculation that the Christmas Break in Ontario might be extended ala Quebec. It was squashed later in the week
  • Great tips and examples about how to create your own Flipboard text book. I can think of one university prof that gave us reams and reams of paper handouts. This would have been so much better


  • News of performance gains in Google Chrome led me to an interesting back and forth with an educator
  • I’m unlikely to use these Danish words in real conversations but it’s interesting to see how they came into use during COVID times


  • Tough times call for tough actions but using uncertified teachers?
  • A lot of people are doing things outside the school buildings these days and it’s paying off


  • Is there such a thing as a bad pizza? Windsor and Essex County has the best but people from New York City would disagree
  • This was kind of a big deal around here when a couple of Canadian radio stations changed format and a Detroit station changed and jumped into the void left by one of them


  • If this picture of a doctor doesn’t rip your heart out, you just don’t have any feelings
  • Trump continues to play hard ball about not supporting Biden in the transition so Biden’s team is using Google resources to build their security team

Blog Posts on
doug … off the record

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

#FollowFriday – November 20, 2020

voicEd Radio

On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about wellness advice, walking, assessment, self-care, and running.

The show is available here:

Gonul Turkdogan – @turkdogan_gonul
Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
Deb Weston – @DPAWestonPhD
Rob Ridley – @RangerRidley

Intro Song:

All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 9:15 on voicEd Radio.

Technology Troubleshooting

If you read my blog post this morning, you’ll have read a bit of a side story about air pressure. All my life, I’d lived in the world of Pounds per Square Inch.

But, my wife’s Renegade which a friend tells me is based on Fiat came with tire pressure in Bars. I still live in a world where the air pressure pumps are in PSI.

Fortunately, there are online converters!

Video of the Week

Schools are open

Photo of the Week

We were out and about again this week. This time, it was to Colchester Harbour where the wind was strong and coming from the south, crashing on the pier.

Thanks for reading.

Please join me daily for something new and, hopefully, interesting for you. I honestly and truthfully appreciate your few moments reading my thoughts. Time willing, this summary appears every Sunday afternoon.

Be safe.


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