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.
- How can you lose if you do a Cinnabon wedding?
- I’ll be honest; I always thought that “frosh” was an American term. I’ve never used it personally but some find it offensive
- I’m a real fan of cartoonists and here’s a wonderful collection of the Queen depicted in cartoons
- Brain fog is a reality around here. Here’s maybe why
- At least, the DDSB is tracking kids who are sick from Covic. Every one should
- It only makes sense that our Windsor pays tribute to the Queen – here’s what’s happening
- I’m on the waiting list to try this new functionality from Canva
- More functionality comes to Microsoft Windows PowerToys – a tool that every Windows user should have.
- An interesting theory about why Atlantic provinces get a holiday on Monday and Ontario doesn’t
- A bit of satire inspiration for those who don’t get a holiday in Ontario on Monday
- Absolutely guaranteed to start an argument but here’s one person attempt at naming the most Canadian of Canadian lakes
- A report on the number of emergency rooms that were closed this summer in Ontario
- Fact-checking things surrounding the Queen’s death
- This was my submission to songs that you’d heard the cover long before hearing the origin and like it better.
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 September 11, 2022
- Monday – The Queen and me
- Tuesday – Pitter patter
- Wednesday – Vicky nails it
- Thursday – 11 years ago
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Municipal elections
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
#FollowFriday – September 16, 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.
- Cameron Steltman – @MrSteltman
- Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
- Alexandra Woods – @XanWoods
- Elizabeth Lyons – @mrslyonslibrary
- David Garlick – @dgarlick13
- Paul Gauchi – @PCMalteseFalcon
- Melanie White – @WhiteRoomRadio
This week’s voicEd Radio show:
We finally got a chance to take a break from babysitting and dogsitting to get away for a weekend so we went to Goderich. Our goal was to find something that we didn’t know about since we both lived just minutes from there. Sadly, the Goderich Tourish kiosk was closed but they did have great resources online so thanks for that.
I also wanted to listen to local radio and was pleasantly surprised that Cool Radio had a station in Wingham. So, I was streaming it here and listening to the advertisements and great music. We do have a local affiliate here but bizarrely, the signal doesn’t reach far enough for a good signal when out in the car.
Now, here comes the troubleshooting part. The Chatham affiliate does reach here so we can listen to it while on the road. Both Windsor and Chatham appear to broadcast the same shows.
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 31: Up to 72 entries.
Video of the Week
I really do like this cover of the Dr Hook song.
Photo of the Week
Our local bookstore has an octopus or something in its top floor.
Thanks for reading.
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