My Week Ending 2021-09-26

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. They’re posted to the blog daily under the title OTR Links.


  • If you’re looking to walk on your holidays, here’s a top 10 list of walkable cities in Canada
  • There’s a lot of noise from Microsoft about the death of the password – probably a good move for some


  • I’ve been reading about designing the classroom of the future for years now – here’s another one
  • I wish that I would have had the nerve to write a response to these student questions


  • The article is probably over titled but I’m still shocked that people don’t know how to change the default search engine in their browser
  • If you are a lover of different fonts, you’ll love this collection


  • I find this depressing – what will it do to the future of Chromebooks which relies on an efficient browser
  • It should come as no surprise to anyone that Google leads the pack in this category of trackers


  • There are lots of familiar software title names in this list of copycats and some have truly stood the test of time
  • Not living in an Apple world, I didn’t realize that watch faces were an issue. I have millions available for my Samsung


  • He’s a newscaster on WDIV and does a great job there but he’s also a terrific singer with a new album
  • It makes sense to me but if we won’t legislate adults, I suspect we haven’t got a prayer of legislating stuents to get vaccinated


  • Every time I see reports like this, I get angry thinking about how someone had an operation delayed
  • When I lived in Toronto, I walked Bloor Street so many times. I had no idea about who it was named after – scary

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 – September 24, 2021

voicEd Radio

There was no show on voicEd Radio this past week.

All of the shows are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.

Technology Troubleshooting

It was time for a small holiday for us this past week. It had been so longer, I’d forgotten how to pack a suitcase. Thank goodness for t-shirts and blue jeans. Nothing fancy to get crinkled.

The one thing that I forgot to back though was a power bar! I had the cables for the necessities but finding enough outlets in your bedroom can be a challenge. They had to take turns getting charged.

Video of the Week

A fascinating tourist stop and I got to traverse it at night which made all the lighting extra special.

Photo of the Week

It was the Uncommon Festival in town this weekend and we had a dragon visit us.

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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