My Week Ending 2022-01-09

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.


  • Imagine the electric bill for this Christmas tree
  • I’m not sure that I really need a newly designed credit card but it does look kind of cool


  • If you’re used to networking and would like to do the same thing here, here’s how to network OneDrive to a letter – shouldn’t this be the default for Windows?
  • I don’t normally agree with Anne Jarvis but I think she absolutely nailed it this time around.


  • The University of Waterloo now has a new hub for public transportation. They had two stops there when I went and both the 7 and 8 routes were on them
  • Who doesn’t like a good volcano – at a distance. Here are some from the past year


  • It will probably be a “Whatever happened to” post – Blackberrys are now unsupported
  • Scrambling is a good word for it for families trying to get their kids reconnected after the Christmas break


  • I was quite surprised with some of the items in this post that have been identified as turning 100 this year
  • If you need to know, you shouldn’t have to poke around your computer to find this information – put it right on your desktop


  • Yeah, I’m angry and agree with the Prime Minister. As long as there are people “who know their rights to not be vaccinated”, we’re going to be stuck with what we’ve got
  • Related to that, it’s pretty clear what proportion of the population, the head of the Conservative Party is targeting with this remark


  • I’ll try it out when it hits my desktop but I was never a real fan of Notepad to begin with. It will take a great deal to make me leave my current notetaking routine
  • These are absolutely great takeaways that web hosts need to address to make visitors happy to visit their site

Blog Posts on
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#FollowFriday – January 7, 2022

voicEd Radio

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  • Pav Wander – @PavWander
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  • Mike Washburn – @misterwashburn
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Technology Troubleshooting

As I type this, my 12 year old Sony laptop is updating Linux Mint to the latest. I’m in awe of he stayability of this machine and how it just works, and works well, with Linux instead of the Windows 7 that it came with.

I’ve allowed it to upgrade one of the other partitions to Windows 10 and it’s brutally slow. 4GB of RAM is the guilty party plus a traditional disk drive.

Every now and again, I get the urge to go out and buy an SSD and more RAM but then I fire up Linux Mint and it runs so well, once it has booted.

I suppose in a perfect world, I’d get rid of it but it still runs well and Sony had a promotion at the time to have your name engraved into the body of the computer. I just can’t bring myself to part with it!

Video of the Week

I still can’t believe that there are deniers out there.

Photo of the Week

The sun was just peeking over the eastern horizon as we headed out for our morning walk.

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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