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.
- Computer Science reform. Great idea. Right now, there is no serious concerted effort about the direction and there should be
- This is a terrific post about the need to commit to something. For those who are endlessly scrolling to avoid missing out, maybe this would change a routine
- Maybe it’s as a programmer that I have this mindset but I’ve never been afraid of failing and I’ll fail out loud too
- Those that know me know that I love librarians and teacher-librarians. They have skills that support anyone and this is why they’re needed in education
- It’s hot in Europe. How hot is is? More than likely click-bait but if you’ve ever been in a data centre, you know the heat and the importance of air conditioning
- This is great advice about whether or not you should read the daily news. I understand what they’re saying but I don’t see me stopping any time soon
- Here’s how the voting will happen in the Conservative Party election for a new leader
- It is sickening to see the reports of Emergency Rooms that are closed because of nurse shortages – my home town of Clinton made this list and now Mount Forest
- I love motivational quotes – here are twenty-five from Dale Carnegie
- Are you old enough to remember when WordPerfect was the definitive tool for word processing, later purchased by Corel. It’s still available
- I’m a big fan of this approach to programming and not just putting a bunch of blocks together and hoping that it works
- It looks like this January 6th inquiry is pulling no punches and is serious that those who are called to testify show up
- My wife is adamant that we will NOT use these suggestions for air conditioning temperature even if it saves money
- I don’t scan documents on a regular basis but did go looking for an app at one time and it turns out that Google Drive has us covered
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 July 17, 2022
- Monday – Technology fits that big void
- Tuesday – Eating local
- Wednesday – The rest of the story
- Thursday – One click fixed it
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Church for sale
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
#FollowFriday – July 22, 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.
- Nilmini Ratwatte-Henstridge – @NRatwatte
- Marie Snyder – @MarieSnyder27
- Paul Gauchi – @PCMalteseFalcon
- Noa Daniel – @iamnoadaniel
- Jennifer Aston – @mmejaston
- Aviva Dunsiger @avivaloca
- Elizabeth Lyons – @mrslyonslibrary
This week’s show:
My technology troubleshooting this week was actually covered in a blog post.
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 – July 2: Up to 68 entries.
Video of the Week
I’ve been really fixated on this song this week – so many different versions are available online.
Photo of the Week
You can’t beat a good sunset photo…
Thanks for reading.
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