My Week Ending 2021-04-11

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.


  • More interesting features for Windows 10 – I’ve given then a shot – interesting but not life changing
  • I guess that it makes sense that Google “Hey Google” moves even more into our lives and especially if you’re buying Fiat


  • Until this story, I’d never heard of Jackie Ormes the first Black Woman Cartoonist
  • I love reading stories about fabulous architecture from the past – in this case, it’s from Toronto


  • The concept of a VPN is intriguing but there are pros and cons that you need to be aware of
  • Damn hackers are back at it again. Here’s how to see if your information was grabbed from Facebook


  • LibreOffice is still the office suite of choice for me on my computers; admittedly the interface is retro
  • Maybe we’ve become so frustrated with being locked down at home that the idea of educational toys for teaching math are appealing to more


  • These cartoons about parenting will bring out a bunch of emotions for many, I suspect
  • An absolutely fabulous example of beading for story telling or just as medicine for these times


  • This time around, every store is being affected by restrictions including the big box stores
  • And diapers and school supplies are considered non-essential although schools and day care centres remain open


  • Well, that was certainly a short run as Director of Education
  • Good news if you live in France and are under 55 and wanting to get the vaccine

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 – April 9, 2021

voicEd Radio

On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about Difficult Slices of Life, Real Problems and Retirement.

The show, stored as a podcast is available here:

  • Peter Beens – @pbeens
  • Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
  • Melanie White – @WhiteRoomRadio
  • Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
  • Dave Cormier – @davecormier
  • Paul McGuire – @mcguirp

Opening 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.

Technology Troubleshooting

A blast from the frustrating past.

It seriously took 30 minutes for me to shut down and reboot my wife’s MacBook Pro.

It took 5 minutes to order a Chromebook.

Video of the Week


Photo of the Week

Only a teacher would recognize that this is not a landing spot for aliens.

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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