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My Week Ending 2022-02-13

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.


  • An interesting comparison between Chrome and Edge to see which is best for Windows 11 – what about Firefox or Opera?
  • I’ll be honest – this scientifically proven worst start for Wordle was a word that I didn’t know was even a word


  • This is kind of an important thing if you use ear buds. They should be cleaned every now and again – here’s how
  • I guess this is important if you’re into computer nostalgia but I find myself gaming more on a smartphone these days


  • Another day, another update – this time it’s the Google Chrome browser which goes to rev 98 everywhere around here except for my Chromebook
  • I don’t agree with all of the recommended applications but I enjoy reading posts that others offer as suggestions in case there’s something new


  • I didn’t grow up in Toronto in the 1970s (some think I still haven’t grown up) but I did live there for a year to attend university
  • If you ever wanted to get into horse training, Ontario has you covered as the industry gets infused with some money


  • I always thought that the Canadian passport was kind of cool but not when you compare it to Belgium‘s. A spaceship?
  • From Stephen Downes, a good read about Connectivism – a term that a lot of people use to describe varying levels of connection


  • This is what so many people in Essex County want – a superior court judge has issued an injunction against the blocking access to the Ambassador Bridge
  • UNIX was probably the first networking system that I understood (to a point) and QNX was the first that I had full network access to. Would they be created today?


  • For some people/entities that require monitoring their Twitter feed, this might turn out to be a useful utility
  • I’m monitoring this since I’ve good all my eggs in the Google basket – at least for online files

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 – February 11, 2022

voicEd Radio

This Week in Ontario Edublogs is a show/podcast that features great writing from Ontario Edubloggers. Stephen Hurley and I use their writing as the basis for a conversation.

Featured Bloggers:

  • Will Gourley – @WillGourley
  • Tim King – @tk1ng
  • Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura
  • Shelly Vohra – @raspberryberet3
  • Tammy Gaudun – @MsGaudun
  • Paul Gauchi – @PCMalteseFalcon

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 and is downloadable as a podcast later.

Technology Troubleshooting

Sometimes the easiest solution is the last one I end up trying.

My smartphone had a mind on its own and refused to connect to the WIFI when I would return home. I’m going up and down the settings, doing everything that looks promising like switching on and off, going to a different network, etc.

All of this had no love for me.

So, I took the last thing I could think of and rebooted the router. It connected perfectly. I get it now and, should the problem re-occur, now know what I’m going to do first.

Video of the Week

Lead story from Global was about the block to the Ambassador Bridge.

Photo of the Week

February is birthday month around here. The kids get to request and a popular item is this made with chocolate wafers and Cool Whip. The key is to let it sit for a while so that the wafers get soft. Even I, who generally doesn’t like chocolate, will enjoy this.

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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