doug — off the record

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My Week Ending 2022-12-11

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 to find your old Canva projects
  • Stories like this from the US truly leave me shaking my head


  • Tips for starting a blog – I would add – just do it!
  • You should use a password manager – Google Chrome has made its more visible


  • Yet another storage of violence from Toronto – this time a stabbing at Yonge and College
  • A threat from Facebook about providing news coverage


  • This is a very depressing report on the numbers of homeless people
  • I could have guessed who would have been Time’s Person of the Year with my eyes closed. I’ll bet you could have too.


  • Everyone should have a disposable email address – do you have one?
  • I’m hoping this new Memory setting helps speed up my Chromebook


  • Just when you think you’ve heard the last story about Internet Explorer – of course, it isn’t good news
  • The folks at Vivaldi launch a Mastodon server – here’s how they did it so quickly


  • Every day, there seems to be a bad news story from Toronto, including this stabbing
  • When I think of it, I contribute to Kitty’s Jukebox. This week the topic was “eyes” and I contributed this and it didn’t make the cut – Can you believe it?

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 – December 9, 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:

  • Cameron Steltman – @MrSteltman
  • Deanna McLennan – @McLennan1977
  • Elizabeth Lyons@mrslyonslibrary
  • Claire Zuliani & Michael Frankfort @MsZuliani @mfrank_76
  • Vicky Loras – @vickyloras
  • Jen Shirley – @jen_shirley
  • Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts

This week’s voicEd Radio show:

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

Technology Troubleshooting

Just a silly little thing to report. If you read this Sunday afternoon post, you’ll note that it looks the same. That’s because I just take an old post and write over it.

For a number of reasons, there hasn’t been a full post the past couple of weeks and so when I looked at last week’s, I realized that it wouldn’t do.

So, I had to go back a few weeks to get a complete post and off I go.

Video of the Week

It’s worth a gamble.

Photo of the Week

My daughter got called out of retirement to serve at her old place of employment – Chicano’s restaurant in town. So, we went out for dinner.

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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