My Week Ending 2021-04-25

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.


  • It was sad to see Art in the Park cancelled again this year. It’s always a big event that gets you into the Willistead Manor grounds and to explore the artwork. It always seemed to rain though…
  • Browser developers are never done. In this case, it’s ditching the browser history in Chrome for something called Memories


  • A blast from my personal past. Our backyard neighbour is hosting a Professional Women Summit
  • It’s the reality for many who don’t have enough desks in the house – student learning moves to the dining room table


  • COVID-19 hits London, Ontario schools
  • If you’re looking for a career change in Ontario, here are some jobs that are paying over $100 000


  • There are places to go if you suspect that someone has grabbed your password. Or, to check that they didn’t
  • If your kids don’t have you enough already, use this application to give them a mathematics question to answer before they can use their devices


  • An interesting opinion piece from TVO explaining the effectiveness of the Premier over the time with the pandemic
  • An interesting look at how Vincent Van Gogh handled nature in his worki


  • This looks really interesting and shows that the Ontario Art Education Association are staying relevant to its members
  • If I was still looking after technology needs for the classroom, I’d definitely have one of these on order to evaluate


  • If you’re thinking about getting an Ad blocker, there is a great article to read. If you’re not, why not?
  • This Linux fan did a double take when I read that Microsoft might soon be embracing this in Windows 10

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 23, 2021

voicEd Radio

On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about Cultivating learning and community on and off line

The show, stored as a podcast is available here:

  • Deb Weston – @DPAWestonPhD
  • Lisa Ann Floyd – @lisaannefloyd
  • Steven Floyd – @stevenpfloyd
  • Anne Marie Luce – @turnmeluce
  • Mike Washburn – @misterwashburn
  • Beth Lyons – @MrsLyonsLibrary

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 couple of years ago, royalty around here decided that we need to keep the people from out of town off the grass at the Navy Yard Park and fishing for Lake Whitefish in designated areas.

So, up went signs, bylaw officers on patrol and a big fence to keep the nature in. Does anyone remember the Five Man Electrical Band?

Well, the fish are running and the fences are back up – but repurposed in the time of COVID. The pages, instead of making one big wall are not turned 90 degrees to create socially distanced fishing areas.

I would have taken a picture but the places were full of people fishing.

Video of the Week

Is it a sign of a poor plan that something like this had to be created?

Photo of the Week

Last week, I showed what social distancing looked like if you were a tulip.

Now that the enhanced policing rules have been relaxed, the tulips are ignoring the rules.

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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