My Week Ending 2020-12-20

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.


  • This is an annual update from the Google letting us know what people are searching for on the search engine
  • Another feature in a browser, this time Brave, that respects your privacy. It’s interesting how these features roll out everywhere except for …


  • I’m still undecided whether this is a great feature or just about the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard of
  • This may be the type of bad news that people looking for the antivirus are dreading to hear


  • If you can’t walk through and see Christmas lights, here are some places where you don’t have to leave your car
  • Not all VPNs are created equal. You might want to avoid those in this list of eight


  • The Beatles definitely changed a lot of things and this takes a look at their effects on Christmas
  • Those people who are afraid of needles will want to get behind the development of a pill to fight COVID


  • Where were you when Google went down. I was asleep so didn’t freak out like many others
  • Failure is always an option, I suppose, but let’s hope that teachers are using it as an absolute last resort


  • Classic Christmas watching which has to include Charlie Brown
  • One school name change because of past deeds; how many more will be coming?


  • Paul McCartney releases a new album
  • This was the most sickening story that I’ve read in quite a while. An update reveals a happy, I hope, ending

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 – December 18, 2020

voicEd Radio

On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about December’s word, honest, PD, poetry, and Christmas songs.

The show is available here:

  • Beth Lyons – @mrslyonslibrary
  • Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
  • Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura
  • Jessica Outram – @jessicaoutram
  • Terry Greene – @greeneterry

Intro Song:

Closing 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

As announced earlier this week, I’m going to take a little break from blogging. The routine that I follow to write something every day is nice but there are times when I feel like a gun to my head.

I should be back in the new year. Or next Friday.

Video of the Week

Never stop learning

Photo of the Week

Never mind – I’ll drive

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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