My Week Ending 2021-07-18

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.


  • This is an interesting addition to the Opera browser for Android. It not works like a full desktop browser on Chromebooks so you do have a legitimate replacement for the Chrome browser if you wish
  • If you’re a fan of Mind Maps or know that you can use them in your class, here is a collection of templates


  • Youtube takes down a Donald Trump video – where were they when he was president?
  • A sad commentary on the role of student trustees who are basically there as eye candy


  • Personally, I think this is the best thing that schools and universities/colleges can do – require everyone who is onsite to be vaccinated
  • To defeat hackers, you need to think like a hacker – here’s a course designed to help you


  • After hitting the homerun that he did, it was a no-brainer for Vladimir Guerrero Jr to be declared the MVP
  • Places in Ontario that you might want to visit how that things are starting to open up


  • Cloud PCs from Microsoft? Will they compete with Chromebooks? When you do a CTRL-ALT-DEL, does everyone reboot?
  • For many of us, we have one history of the Alamo and it turns out that there are more sides to that story


  • Yeah, whatever did happen to IBM’s Watson?
  • This is a lead for all schools for September; get rid of those window fans and do ventilation properly


  • If you missed Clippy, don’t worry – it/she/he is coming back
  • Both Windsor Hospitals recently got flooded out and yet there is still a group that fighting to not build a new one

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 – July 16, 2021

voicEd Radio

On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about esports, 215, jobs in education, inspiration in writing, and Z.

Featured bloggers:

  • @marthajez
  • @FCLedu
  • @sbruyns
  • @TerryWhitmell
  • @TESLOntario
  • @THOMLYNN101
  • @7GenerationsEd

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

This is something that I keep thinking that an internet search would find an answer to easily.

It’s been three or four oil changes in my wife’s Jeep that this has happened. There’s a reset to tell the computer that the oil has been complete and the technician didn’t reset it. As a result, she gets a warning every time she starts the jeep.

So, she takes it back to the dealership and the receptionist sits in the driver’s seat and does some combination of things to do the rest. Sort of like working on a computer.

I should learn what needs to be done but the urge goes away once the receptionist works her magic. Maybe now that I’ve written in down?

Video of the Week

Actually, it’s pretty easy …

Photo of the Week

With all the rain, my pump has a pool of its own.

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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