My Week Ending 2022-06-26

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.


  • I’m a big fan of infographics – this one is about mountains and rivers
  • The North America Cup is the big harness race from Mohawk Raceway – here’s what happened – read about Campbellville’s newest millionnaire


  • With a click bait title about the death of Google, it was an interesting read – we have so many alternatives these day
  • A powerful essay about the state of use of personal technology in schools and an inspiration for me to write one of my own


  • Sometimes, I hate reading about new features dropping in a different distro of Linux and get the urge to change. This time, it’s Manjaro
  • If you’re worried about advertisements tracking your movements, here’s a review of the latest and best for 2022


  • Now that high speed internet access is more available, a video editor online becomes a possibility – Clipchamp – and it’s free
  • An interesting read about local (to me anyway) educator Natasha Feghali is a not-so-local location


  • Everything you ever wanted to know about JPEG software but were afraid to ask. I doubt it’s going to change the way I use them, but it’s nice to know
  • In 2022, what are the best presentation software? Find some oldies here and some new titles


  • This is kind of interesting – don’t read it if you work in IT – but can a business run without you these days?
  • An essay from Margaret Atwood predicting what happened yesterday


  • I suspect we’re going to see more of these – letters from employers in the US indicating their support for going to another state for an abortion
  • Another reminder that you need to renew your license plates in Ontario

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 – June 24, 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:

  • Elizabeth Lyons – @mrslyonslibrary
  • Paul McGuire – @mcguirp
  • Aviva Dunsiger – @avivaloca
  • Bonnie Stewart – @bonstewart
  • Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
  • Marie Snyder – @MarieSnyder27
  • Doug McDowall – @dougzone2_1

This week’s show:

Opening Song:

Closing Song:

Technology Troubleshooting

I had a relatively long drive yesterday. Since COVID, it’s only the second or third time that I’ve purposely left Essex County. I met Stephen Hurley in Port Stanley for lunch. Of course, we went to GT’s on the Beach.

The experience didn’t make me love driving on the 401 any better but I was cognizant of the price of gasoline. It varied from 2.04.7 to 2.12.9.

One of the things that my car has is the ability to check out km/h. With air conditioning ON, I was getting 8.2 km/h. With it OFF, it was 7.4. Big message in there for me.

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 18: Up to 67 entries.

Video of the Week

Remember when it was safe to go online?

Photo of the Week

A nose over the register with air conditioning and a cold tile floor is just the recipe for the hot weather.

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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