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
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 June 5, 2022
- Monday – Influential computers
- Tuesday – A chance to move
- Wednesday – Apple’s WWDC
- Thursday – Yet another Peace playlist
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Common sense comes to the computer industry
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
#FollowFriday – June 10, 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.
- 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:
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: https://wke.lt/w/s/BuvP40
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.
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