My Week Ending 2021-01-10

Here’s a summary of some of the things I learned and published this week.


Readings 

You can follow my daily readings as they happen here.  Below are a selected few, with commentary, from the past week.

Sunday

  • This is definitely an example of how privilege works. One entire group can flaunt the law and public advice. You just know that, in another reality, there would have been arrests
  • If you’re looking for a collection of words to never use again, consider starting with the ones identified in this list

Monday

  • Here’s just another example as to why you should make sure that your internet browser is up to date
  • If you view current history by what’s happening in the evening news, you’re missing out on the complete story. List this top 10 from Toronto

Tuesday

  • I’d used Slack for a few years and never had it go down on me until this event…
  • I’m surprised that it’s taken this long for a group of Google workers to organize themselves in a union

Wednesday

  • Remember the outcry when Microsoft introduced the new interface for Windows 8? Are we ready to go through it again?
  • The Ministry’s Plan A didn’t take into account that teachers are parents too. Some are also single parents

Thursday

  • C’mon USA. Get your act together. Closing Michigan’s Capitol? Geesh
  • High speeds and Mercedes should be in the realm of Lewis Hamilton and not a Toronto teenager

Friday

  • I can’t believe that there would be anyone who would think that a crash course makes anyone an expert in anything
  • When will you get the antivirus vaccine? You can check it out here

Saturday

  • This is a scarey report – classroom air filters don’t work?
  • File this under the category “I don’t care and yet just have to read this”

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 – January 8, 2021

https://wke.lt/w/s/jQmd4s


voicEd Radio

Neither Stephen nor I were available for the show this past Wednesday.

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


Technology Troubleshooting

Out new internet connection went out this morning just as I was about to sit down and write this blog post. I was stunned since it’s been so absolutely reliable and fast.

So, I went out to the rec room to play with dog.

On the way out, I passed my wife who indicated that she had dusted in the rec room and found a couple of my things I’d been looking for.

I think you know how this ends!

I now have a new job – doing my own dusting.


Video of the Week

Stick-to-it-ive-ness


Photo of the Week

The snow in the ditch is texturized and reminds me of a Colleen Rose painting.


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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Author: dougpete

The content of this blog is generated by whatever strikes my fancy at any given point. It might be computers, weather, political, or something else in nature. I experiment and comment a lot on things so don't take anything here too seriously; I might change my mind a day later but what you read is my thought and opinion at the time I wrote it! My personal website is at: http://www.dougpeterson.ca Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dougpete I'm bookmarking things at: http://www.diigo.com/user/dougpete

2 thoughts on “My Week Ending 2021-01-10”

  1. I’d seen the thumbnail before of the UPS delivery guy trying to deliver the package, but I’d never clicked play to watch the video. Since you included it today, I clicked play, and have now seen the video.

    I am assuming that he had already tried backing his truck up the driveway to get closer to the house, with no success.

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