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My Week Ending 2022-11-19

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.


  • We can all use a few bucks more in our wallet; here’s how to save money on your electric bill
  • For Wordle fans, word is that there are changes ahead


  • I know that it’s in US dollars, but I was curious to see what $99 would get you in a Windows laptop
  • Apparently, there is a move to get an national urban park in Windows – here are the details – I think it’s a good idea and shut down Matchette Road for good while at it


  • Even more ways to slow down the line at Tim Horton’s. Are my wife and I the only two in Canada that like just black coffee?
  • Thinking of switching to Linux; here’s a list of applications that do the job there with references to your current computer system and what you’re likely using


  • All of our technology needs cleaning every now and again. If you have AirPods, here are the instructions
  • I never was a fan of Clippy on my computer and I don’t see me buying one of these sweaters


  • Heavy Rescue 401 is headed to London maybe?
  • I thought that this was a fascinating insight into why we do or don’t change our minds. Convince me I’m wrong


  • It wouldn’t help me because I was always an early morning person but I think we all know many teachers who drag it in in the morning. This might help
  • Comparing Twitter and Mastodon in case you’re thinking of switching or at least having options


  • I’m quite happy with my current keyboard but am intrigued. I did have a couple of the ergonomics ones that are featured in the post. I think I still have the Microsoft one around here somewhere
  • I was interested in this article about reading; I’ll admit to using some of the ideas for some of the things that I do when recording video. I just fumble my way through the rest

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#FollowFriday – November 18, 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:

  • Charles Pascal – @CEPascal
  • TESLOntario – @TESLOntario
  • Melanie White – @WhiteRoomRadio
  • Diane Kim
  • Paul McGuire – @mcguirp
  • Aviva Dunsiger – @avivaloca
  • Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura

This week’s voicEd Radio show:

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

Technology Troubleshooting

It was a rough week for my audio on the This Week in Ontario Edublogs show. Apparently, my microphone kept cutting in and out during the show. It got so bad that Stephen actually stopped the show and we did some troubleshooting and eventually just went with the built-in microphone to limp through to the end.

I also split a gut laughing because I had no idea where the actual microphone is on this computer. So, I talked at the screen and hoped that I was close. After the show was over, I took a deeper look and I think it’s right at the top of the screen frame next to the camera.

Anyway, I believe that it had nothing to do with my camera but rather my internet connection. I went to watch some television after the show and it was flaky as well.

I’m hoping for better things next week.

Video of the Week

I think I’m like everyone. I sit around and think “if I could only do this and I’d be more productive”. Could this be it?

Photo of the Week

After a week of pretty grey days, it was a beautiful Saturday morning when I took this shot. A friend of mine said that it looked like a painting. How’s that for a compliment?

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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