My Week Ending 2021-06-13

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.


  • A nice collection of funny things attributed to Americans so I don’t know about the fact checking but still funny
  • The first female goaltender selected in the OHL is from Parkhill – I hope that she does incredibly well


  • Yeah, but wait until Windows 11 – one person’s love for Chromebooks instead of a Windows laptop
  • Ryerson’s status is torn down – what will happen to the universities name?


  • You can’t blame kids – so many things are off the books now and this must look so appealing
  • This may be the best thing that you read if you’re going to be implementing “coding” with your students


  • A huge upgrade to the Vivaldi browser may make many want to check it out now and see if it can replace what you’re currently using
  • The Toronto District School Board has a new director of education – is there a tougher job in the province – I wish her well


  • This is a kind of neat representation of the internet as countries
  • Some information about the new mathematics to be taught in Grade 9 – maybe they can pay off their debt before Grade 10?


  • Ontario hotspots can start getting their second shots of COVID vaccine on Monday – the moving target moves again
  • In case you slept through the eclipse, here’s a report complete with pictures. It was foggy here…


  • It may be that many people don’t care but I, personally, am happy to see the full URL return to Google Chrome
  • It might cost you a bit more to get your eyes checked in Ontario in September

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 – June 11, 2021

voicEd Radio

On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about taking care of yourself, home offices, anti-racism, leadership, and presenting.

Featured bloggers:

  • Lynn Thomas – @THOMLYNN101
  • Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura
  • Will Gourley – @WillGourley
  • Terry Witmell – @TerryWhitmell
  • Helen DeWaard – @hj_dewaard

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

I was really frustrated writing this post. I was using the Vivaldi browser and, as you might guess, there’s a lot of scrolling doing up and down the page as I write it chronologically.

Every now and again while scrolling, the text would shrink and I’d had to whack CTRL-0 to get it back to regular size. It was frustrating to the point where I was going to switch browsers.

The last time it happened, I stopped and paid attention. I think we all know that we get into a routine doing this and such is the life here. However, I took a moment and located the cursor. It was right over top of the text resizer in the bottom right corner. Vivaldi is the only browser that I have that has a bottom status bar and so it wouldn’t happen anywhere else.

Just a reminder to me that most computer screwups are self-inflicted. I whispered an apology to my browser.

Video of the Week

Geese in Lakeshore, ON.

Photo of the Week

A final goodbye to my Bose earphones. My daughter borrowed them and they didn’t survive the laundry.

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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