My Week Ending 2022-07-24

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.

#FollowFriday – July 22, 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:

  • 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:

Opening Song:

Closing Song:

Technology Troubleshooting

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:

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.

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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3 thoughts on “My Week Ending 2022-07-24

  1. Hi Doug!

    Nice to see that you’re Wordle derivatives is up to 68!

    I took a look for the following but didn’t find them. You might want to consider adding them.

    Waffle – – Exchange letters on the waffle grid to complete the six words within 15 moves.
    Squaredle – – Find all of the words hidden in the square of letters. The puzzles get progressively more difficult through the week, with the easiest on Monday and the most difficult on the weekend
    Worldle – – guess the country based on it’s shape, with direction and distance clues
    Framed – – determine the movie based upon the stills provided


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