My Week Ending 2021-03-07

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.


  • Just when you think you’ve tried every browser in the world, a new one comes along with big claims of speed
  • If you don’t mind moving to a different place for some of these jobs, the government is hiring


  • Say what you will about YouTube, they’re always changing and improving – this time for tweens and teens
  • I love Niagara Falls in the cold of winter but sadly couldn’t go this year but there are pictures here


  • Lessons from video conferencing – we’ve all had them
  • Clubhouse continues to intrigue me but not enough to get an account until it embraces Android (and I get an invite)


  • Looking to relocate? Here, supposedly, are the best places to move to
  • From NASA, an incredible image of the planet Jupiter. I guess all cameras were not pointed at Mars


  • I’m guessing that it’s a positive business case that people at home have more money so why not launch a casino to take some of it from them
  • Another phenomenon during the pandemic has supposedly been the rise in the amount of academic cheating


  • I always read articles like this. I don’t expect that the entire list would be new to me but I search for that new gem
  • It’s really depressing to read that some people are feeling safer teaching online. This needs to be rectified


  • And more ideas, this time from the Microsoft Edge browser
  • It was sad to read of the passing of Walter Gretzky

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 – March 5, 2021

voicEd Radio

On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about Birthdays, Design, Gaming and Caring Adults

The show is available here

  • Melissa Turnbull
  • Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
  • Alanna King – @banana29
  • Zelia Tavares – @ZeliaMCT
  • Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261

Intro Song:

Closing Song:

All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio. Note the new time. After four years, I’ve been bumped forward half an hour.

Technology Troubleshooting

It’s interesting how some things are not compatible.

Recently, WordPress when I put in the link to my Wakelet collection of topics wants to do an embed. I’m not convinced that it’s working perfectly. This is a work in process. If you couldn’t get there from the above, here’s the actual link.

Video of the Week

This is great news. What’s still up in the air is when it goes into my arm.

Photo of the Week

From two years ago, the pier at Erieau.

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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Whatever happened to …

… full scap?

This week’s post will be different. The idea was sent to me by Lori St. Amand (@FirstGradeLori on Twitter) and took me by surprise as we went back and forth with this one.

Basically, it was …

Me: Are we talking “foolscap”?

Lori: No, full scap.

(Actually shorter versions of our back and forth on this!)

Because if we were talking foolscap, I was already writing this post in my mind. I’ve heard “foolscap” pronounced as “full scap” but that was the extent of my knowledge.

Google was no better.

To back her suggestion, Lori showed me a personal piece of writing from her Grade 2 class that she had shared with her own class.

As a check for standards, she looked at some report cards from back in the day and her grade for printing was “C”.

In addition to the concept of full scap, Lori also remembers half scap. Mind blown here.

Now, normally when I write these Sunday morning posts, I have a sense of what I’m writing about and my wondering. Lori has me stumped here. I certainly am wondering but I’m stumped when it comes to “full scap” and “half scap” in my memories.

Never wishing to be stumped I continued to look and found a couple of internet sites that actually do sell “full scap”. It’s located here and another one here.

Looking at Lori’s work, I can remember some paper like that but I honestly don’t know that we actually had a name for it.

For a Sunday morning, please educate me.

  • do the terms “full scap” and “half scap” have meaning for you?
  • is there another name for the paper Lori’s work is written on?
  • both of the places that are selling “full scap” are not from Canada – is it a cultural thing?
  • would you give her a C for printing?
  • I’m actually interested in the paper. Back in the day, you might go into a Stedman’s to buy paper. It would be 8.5 x 11 inches, take it or leave it. Today’s stationery aisles have a wider variety of options but – could you buy this paper? Or is it one of those things that are only sold to schools?
  • do you see a question in Lori’s work that she didn’t answer?

I really would be interested in having you educate me. Please take a moment and share your thoughts in the comments below.

And Lori, thanks for stumping me. I’ll admit that I spent way too long thinking about “full scap” and composing this post.

If you have an idea for a Sunday morning memory discussion like Lori did, I’d love to hear it. Just reach out and let me know or share it on this Padlet.

OTR Links 03/07/2021

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.