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My Week Ending 2022-11-03

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.


  • Click bait time – with Doug Ford and strange priorities in the headline
  • A comparison of two top-end Windows computers – neither of which I’ve ever owned


  • A very nice financial settlement comes to the University of Windsor and it was great to see a former Sandwich Secondary School student talk about it
  • Who likes to spend more money than they have to – here’s an idea for airline fees


  • I’m a sucker for articles like this but there are fewer and fewer reasons to run Windows on a Macintosh these days – except to prove that you could
  • Stellantis got a new contract with some pretty decent benefits – why not CUPE?


  • I’m pretty sure that the Hosta garden in town doesn’t do this
  • My alma mater is getting back to masking. Can this example lead us through a safe winter?


  • Forget little kids – this big kid found this Mathematics fun to play with
  • I’ve never really understood American politics but found this article about a former President interesting


  • More than I ever thought I’d know about Big Ben, the clock
  • As predicting, there are bad things happening at Twitter – we need to make our digital world insulated from it


  • Premier Ford promises to ditch the bill on Monday – what does he have up his sleeve? Bargaining?
  • For a cartoonist, Twitter and Elon Musk has to be pretty easy pickings

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 – November 11, 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:

  • Aviva Dunsiger – @avivaloca
  • Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
  • Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
  • Doug McDowall – @dougzone2_1
  • Lynn McLaughlin – @lynnmcla
  • Colleen Rose – @ColleenKR
  • Will Gourley – @WillGourley

This week’s voicEd Radio show:

A playlist of the songs of Peace that we open and close the show with.

Technology Troubleshooting

It’s amazing what an update to an operating system can do to a computer.

This week, I had malfunctioning Macintosh and Linux computers.

These weren’t monumental problems but enough that they were bugging me.

After trying to “fix” it myself, I did what I should have done from the very beginning and did updates. Guess what? Problems all went away!

Video of the Week

I could see doing this in class – inspirational and yet with a great deal of education behind it.

Photo of the Week

I’m almost hesitant to share this picture but we had some pretty heavy duty snow flakes around here yesterday. When I posted them to Facebook, so many people throughout the province were reporting nothing at all. So much for living in the sun belt.

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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