My Week Ending 2022-05-29

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.


  • A whack of ideas for what you can do with an Raspberry Pi
  • This is an amazing story of a gentleman who has a vehicle with 1 000 000 kilometres on it


  • For teachers of Mathematics, here are some great ideas for the classroom
  • If there are any technology coaches still around, here are 10 suggestions to help your teachers grow


  • With the latest announcement from Google, there’s a lot said about Lacros
  • Microsoft comes out with its own concept of what a Chromebook should be – hint, it runs Windows


  • About using Google Lens to find images when searching with Google
  • DuckDuckGo has a bad bit of publicity when it was revealed that they were giving private information to Microsoft


  • Everything you ever wanted to know about DuckDuckGo – well maybe not everything but a lot of things
  • A poll taken of US Senators about their thoughts on what action should be taken about guns and not surprisingly, there were a lot of no replies


  • My old employer has released an anti-Black racism document to drive their learning campaign
  • If you believe that being lucky is just a random sort of thing, you might want to read this and maybe change your mind


  • All about Doug Ford’s theme song for the campaign. He should have just called Larry the Cable Guy
  • This would indeed be scary. I think we all have done fire drills but a realistic shooter drill?

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 – May 27, 2022

Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash

voicEd Radio

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.

Featured Bloggers:

  • Paul McGuire – @mcguirp
  • Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts 
  • Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
  • Matthew Morris – @callmemrmorris
  • Shyama Sunderaswara – @ssunderaswara

This week’s show:

Opening Song:

Closing Song:

Technology Troubleshooting

As I write this, it’s Sunday morning and I’m watching the Formula 1 pre-race show. This week, they are in Monaco. If you only watch one Grand Prix a year, this is the one to watch.

Unless other races where there are safety measures everywhere, Monaco runs on the streets of Monte Carlo between metal barriers and a couple of padded ones but that’s few and far between.

You never hope to see an accident in a race but typically when it happens, there’s an opening in the barrier and the car is just pushed behind. That’s not possible here and so you can see large cranes in the background to just pick the cars up and remove them that way.

Hopefully, I won’t see them in use today but it’s nice to know that there’s something in place should it be necessary.

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:

Update – May 29: Up to 57 entries.

Video of the Week

Kudos for missing the NRA Convention and standing on principle

Photo of the Week

We have a new garden out front. Lots and lots of mulch.

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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