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.
- VPNs provide a solution to Russians who want to get onto their favourite networks currently banned
- Imagine a world or at least our province if these protestors won in 1946
- Toronto Maple Leaf fans make the trek to Hamilton to freeze their butts but watch the outdoor game against Buffalo
- A suggestion about using web apps instead of Android apps – hint, it saves space
- Free calls to Ukraine courtesy of Microsoft
- News about the changeback at Twitter in terms of their timeline experiment. I know at least one happy person as a result
- Here’s a look back to the 90s if you’re interested in original websites that are still around
- A list of alternatives to Google Chrome if you’re looking for a new browser to try out on your computer
- I actually looked carefully at the McLaren cars yesterday to see the new Google Chrome branded wheels
- Some tips that you might find helpful in speeding up your home internet. I always work my way through posts like this
- Another list I didn’t make – the 10 richest people in the world. I suspect that I’m well down the list
- The title of this article has a double negative which means that it probably went over many people’s heads
- I totally get how an alternative to the 401 to get into Toronto is needed but is the proposed Highway 413 the answer? Not everyone thinks so
- An argument that claims that Chrome OS is the best Linux distribution and could replace Microsoft Windows
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.
- Sunday – My Week Ending March 13, 2022
- Monday – A peace playlist
- Tuesday – Windows 11 shortcuts
- Wednesday – Macintosh shortcuts
- Thursday – Chrome OS shortcuts
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – That’s Crazy
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
#FollowFriday – March 18, 2022
This Week in Ontario Edublogs is a blog post/show/podcast that features great writing from Ontario Edubloggers. Stephen Hurley and I use their writing as the basis for a conversation.
- Marie Snyder – @MarieSnyder27
- Melanie White – @WhiteRoomRadio
- Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
- Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
- Gary Stewart
- Amy Bowker – @amyebowker
- David Garlick – @garlickd13
This week’s show:
There was no show this week. The previous Wednesday’s show… We’ll be back this week.
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.
I have this issue with Twitter on my Chromebook. For the most part, things are working well but there’s a problem with the text being pixelated in the overlay windows. Replies, Messages.
It doesn’t hurt the functionality but it is annoying. I’ve tried everything I can think of; the best suggestion, it seemed, was to turn off hardware acceleration. That didn’t work. I can run Opera or Vivaldi on the Android side and it works fine.
I thought that maybe it was an extension that was interfering but I’ve tried Chrome with no extensions with no success.
My solution is one of:
- suck it up
- magnify the screen size to 150% and the problem goes away
Neither are really attractive and so I continue to search for a solution.
Look what I made
With all the Wordle craze, I of course blogged about it earlier but also created a Wakelet of all the Wordle clones I could find. Once created, I’ve been adding to it daily, it seems. I guess it’s presumptuous to think I could do it all in one session. It certainly has taken the online world by storm
My collection is available here: https://wke.lt/w/s/BuvP40
Update – March 20: Up to 44 entries.
Video of the Week
Now I know…
Photo of the Week
Oh, to have a good camera instead of my phone. Here’s a brilliant red sun rising. All winter, the sun rises to the right of this road; now that it’s spring, it’s rising on the left
Thanks for reading.
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