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My Week Ending 2022-12-18

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.


  • Some verbs to spruce up your writing
  • How to speed up the Google Chrome browser – maybe it works but you’ve got to remember to do it – I’m not sure it does what I want it to


  • 553 cars stolen in the last month in Mississauga / Brampton? Wow.
  • Who doesn’t like a good science story? Here are 10 of the best from the past year


  • I had a good laugh at this although it is at the expense of Americans and I do have some good friends south of the border
  • My reason is that I do like to get a new laptop periodically and a replacement MacBook is just so expensive


  • In case you were going to grab a taxi thinking you’re going to be in the Cash Cab, think about scammers
  • Windows 11 gets a screen recording tool built in


  • This will be sad. The big church in Stoney Point has long been a landmark that I look for when heading out along the short of Lake St. Clair
  • Free STEM education for K-18 students from Purdue University


  • I think that unseating Google Maps as your go-to mapping application is going to be tough, even for these big hitters
  • Like so many people, I believed that Musk was all in the favour of free speech and yet reporters are now banned


  • I’m not convinced that a flipable device is in my future just yet. Beyond the details in this article, I’m afraid that I would just break it. I’m so used to tapping my pocket and feeling the big device there
  • I think I’ve always done this to help myself learn things; now I learn there’s an actual name for 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 16, 2022

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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:

  • Vicky Loras – @vickyloras
  • Aviva Dunsiger – @avivaloca
  • Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
  • Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
  • Noa Daniel – @iamnoadaniel

This week’s voicEd Radio show:

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

Technology Troubleshooting

I thought it was a rule.

If you’re running any software on a Macintosh, the close button should be on the left of the window. In the Brave browser, it is.

But, and I think it’s a big big, it’s not consistent. The little X that lets you close a tab is on the top right of the tab you want to close.

Why wouldn’t it be on the left?

Video of the Week

I’m a little infatuated by Ingrid Andress’ version of this song. She has such a wonderful voice.

Photo of the Week

Jaimie and I were out for a walk on the new trail by the Libro Centre. Someone had taken the time to do this with tree twigs.

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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