My Week Ending 2021-12-05

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.


  • I love this post – why you should be using Canadian spelling no matter what you’re bombarded with
  • A thoughtful response to the question about whether you should create another new login or just login with your Facebook or Twitter credentials


  • Sadly, Frank Williams passed away
  • If you’re looking for a cheap Windows computer, go to a car manufacturer


  • I think the title is overkill but the whole premise should have teachers examining exactly where technology should and should not be used in the classroom – COVID lockdown was an anomoly
  • Kudos to CBSA for catching people trying to enter the country with fake COVID vaccination certificates


  • I don’t think that this comes as a surprise or it shouldn’t and I don’t know why people would pay to cheat but they need to be aware of blackmail
  • We know that COVID has caused many school, cohort, bus groups to stay home from school – in Essex County that number is 12 000 and counting


  • As if things weren’t bad enough in Wheatley, another gas leak appears
  • When a date is both a palindrome and ambigram


  • The Boblo tower which gave a beautiful view of the amusement park, the Detroit River, and Amherstburg has been torn down
  • Things to consider if you’re considering buying a Tesla


  • Actually, of these “four Windows email apps that I didn’t know about”, I knew about 1 of them but the rest were interesting to know about
  • When this upgrade hits, there will be a lot of Windows 11 users that will be so happy to have the one click and change a browser routine again

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 – December 3, 2021

voicEd Radio

This Week in Ontario Edublogs is a show/podcast that features great writing from Ontario Edubloggers.

Featured Bloggers:

  • Jennifer Hutchison – @TESLOntario
  • Rabia Khokar – @Rabia_Khokhar1
  • Nilmini Ratwatte-Hensdridge – @NRatwatte
  • Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
  • Ann Marie Luce – @turnmeluce
  • Janice Williams – @staoapso

This week’s show:

Opening Song:

Closing Song:

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

Technology Troubleshooting

I guess if I was really serious about this I would have stuck around but I didn’t.

Tonight was “Meet Santa Claus” downtown. Santa isn’t immune to COVID and, at his age, should be particularly careful. Not to worry. The town had him covered.

Santa and Mrs. Claus were put in the Amherstburg Snow Globe (yes, we own a Snow Globe) on a couple of chairs and kids got to ask their questions from outside the globe.

Video of the Week

Who doesn’t like the Beatles?

Photo of the Week

The magic of Christmas, this time in LaSalle.

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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