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.
- Here’s a fascinating read about the history of the creation of Mastodon
- I impressed the family when I let them know that I knew the history behind the Grey Cup. Do you?
- I don’t know why I’m intrigued by stories about Trump and US politics. I guess it’s the closest to a train wreck that I’ve ever seen
- This was a long but really interesting read that probably hits a little too close to the teaching profession and more – h/t to Stephen Downes for reference in his daily newsletter
- If you don’t live here, you don’t have permission to complain about snow
- This was a little personal – my first girlfriend was from the Monkton area and I must have driven by this a million times. OK, a little exaggeration here
- I had to smile at this story about the renovation going on at the Roger’s Centre. I only ever could get seats in the 500 level
- This is an interesting lecturey post about how we failed literacy with our kids but on the positive side, it would be inspiration for a Chrismas gift
- I don’t get why we need to remind people to use strong passwords – this is a quick check if you ever did something dumb
- Mastodon isn’t perfect and here’s how to block evil domains
- Every day, it seems, the current government comes out with ideas to fix the health system that seem to run against doing nice things for those who have to use it
- The question about who will do the verification after all the layoffs at Twitter comes to my mind
- Maybe there’s an opportunity to buy up the Blackberry remains for Musk
- If I had a Raspberry Pi in my Computer Science classroom, I’d definitely be doing this Christmas activtiy. Just sayin’
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 November 19, 2022
- Monday – Noisy on a new platform – my trip to Mastodon
- Tuesday – Just like starting over
- Wednesday – Digital tincans
- Thursday – American Thanksgiving
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Shutting down
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
#FollowFriday – November 25, 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.
- Marie Snyder – @MarieSnyder27
- Matthew Morris – @callmemrmorris
- Lord Douglas McDowall – @dougzone2_1
This week’s voicEd Radio show:
There was no show this past week. This is from two weeks ago.
A playlist of the songs of Peace that we open and close the show with.
It always happens on Sunday mornings or Saturday afternoons as I prepare this post. I notice that I screwed up something in the creation of the previous week’s post.
I guess it’s a message that nobody actually reads this post! The problem is obviously self-generated. I take the previous week’s post because I like the formatting and I just make a copy in WordPress and write over the previous week’s content.
It sounds easy enough and I do proofread to see if I anything out.
However, there was a really noticeable mistake last week that I didn’t catch until this morning. It’s happened before and you’d think I would have learned but I didn’t.
It’s not enough to make me stop writing this post; I do it for myself to reflect on the writing from the past week. If it helps others, great. If not, at least I force myself to take another look and that’s a good thing.
Did anyone catch the mistake and was just too polite to tell me?
Video of the Week
I had a university professor who did a mini-version of this going around the room working on a math problem. I still remember it, and Professor Honsberger, fondly
Photo of the Week
Happy Recovery and Merry Christmas rolled into one on our rec room coffee table.
Thanks for reading.
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