My Week Ending 2021-12-26

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.


  • Whoever was in charge of spell checking is probably looking for a job right now. I wonder if the people who actually put the board in place knew but didn’t say anything or is it just teachers?
  • I guess if there’s something people want and something that some people have, there will be a market for it


  • St. Clair College is the latest to postpone classes and I suspect that we’re going to see more and more of this
  • I have what would be considered a lower end Chromebook and it does so much that I would be hard pressed to get an expensive computer when I next upgrade


  • A call from Windsor council to vaccinate all students – it should just be here, it should be everywhere
  • Adobe releases a free cloud-based imaging program that I think so many people would appreciate


  • This is really interesting – Duckduckgo is developing a desktop web browser not based on the Chromium engine
  • This shouldn’t have to be a request – the living conditions that migrant workers live in are appalling


  • Canadian television at it’s best – Still Standing is going into season seven. It’s amazing how communities are different and yet all the same when they get together in a hall to film the show
  • If you have a Chromebook, you use Chrome OS and you just might really be interested in learning about these tips


  • I know a lot of Harry Potter fans who will watch this and wish for a quick opportunity to see the movie
  • I’ve always wondered why computer manufacturers don’t create their own anti-virus – after all, they should know their stuff better than anyone


  • I’ve never had the desire but I see a lot of others doing this and it’s actually bad for your windshield wipers
  • Now we have browser wars driving our new cars?

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 24, 2021

voicEd Radio

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

Featured Bloggers:

  • Matthew Morris – @callmemrmorris
  • Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
  • St. Oscar Romaro Catholic Secondary School – @romeroraiders
  • Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
  • Marc Hodgkinson – @Mr_H_Teacher
  • David Petro – @davidpetro314
  • Jessica Outram – @jessicaoutram

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

Sometimes, you just have to pony up the bucks and replace technology that isn’t functioning.

For years, we’ve enjoyed an indoor/outdoor thermometer on the kitchen counter. Jaimie and I look at it as we prepare for our walks.

When you’re told that it’s 50 degrees outside when you know that it’s close to zero, it’s time to replace things. I tried everything I could with the old one – new batteries, letting it sit overnight, put it in the freezer, but nothing would work.

“Jaimie” gave me a nicely wrapped new one for Christmas.

Video of the Week

Guess what the Prime Minister was talking about

Photo of the Week

Jaimie and I caught this sunrise this past week

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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