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My Week Ending 2022-06-12

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.


  • The Queen and Paddington Bear – what’s not to like
  • I know that Google Fanboys think the company can do no wrong – here are 10 times when they flopped. Their biggest strength is that they keep on trying to innovate


  • It’s been exactly one year since the horrible event in London Ontario taking the lives of a Muslim family.
  • One of my favourite daily reads is the Leadership Freak and this article about courage really spoke to me


  • Everything is bigger and more expensive in Saudi Arabia including the purse for a golf tournament
  • Some tips for cleaning your laptop computer. They will last exactly until you want to use it again


  • A quickie time waster – someone’s collection of the worse images from Google Streetview – I’d seen some of them before
  • Horrible news about a school threat with the Lambton-Kent District School Board and how they handled the day


  • When the renewal price of the driver’s licence in Ontario was dropped, that was the big story but the rest of the story is that you still have to renew
  • This isn’t good news if you’re a user of Microsoft Word – be careful of that document that was sent to you


  • If 3.14 was good enough for you for the value of Pi, you’re not going to like to have to memorize this
  • This temporary tax cut can’t come too quickly for most Ontarians. I know that I’ve made some stay at home decisions rather than fill up on gas


  • When a computer is listed at $1.850 off, you have to ask how much markup and profit is there in the product to begin with
  • If you believe that pictures speak a thousand words, you’ll love this post. I did

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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 – June 10, 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:

  • Sue Bruyns – @sbruyns
  • Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
  • Jennifer Aston – @mmejaston
  • Melissa Turnbull – @missmturnbull
  • Marc Hodginson – @Mr_H_Teacher
  • Matthew Morris – @callmemrmorris
  • Melanie White – @WhiteRoomRadio

This week’s show:

Opening Song:

Closing Song:

Technology Troubleshooting

This blog post needed to be trouble shot today. Of all days, today, I plan to go to Dresden to the harness races. I need to be on the road by 10.

I started writing it in Microsoft Edge and it locked up.

I restarted writing in Firefox and tried to save a draft because I could go to the rec room and watch the Formula 1 race from Azerbaijan on the big television. For some reason, it wouldn’t save.

In both cases, the Wednesday TWIOE show would not imbed. I was just going to use a link instead.

So, third time’s a charm. I’m writing in my recliner chair with my Chromebook. This is the third start I’ve made today. So far, so good.

If this goes live at 5pm, you’ll know I was successful.

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 – June 11: Up to 65 entries.

Video of the Week

If the writers of Law and Order are looking for script ideas…

Photo of the Week

This is actually a Facebook memory from six years ago. It was a hot day so we had the air conditioning on. Jaimie approves.

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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