It was an interesting blogging week. I enjoy it when my thinking takes me to new places. Plus, I got an interview. What’s not to like?
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.
- Kind of a click-bait article but I’m always looking for new ways to work with Android
- This is an interesting dilemma for schools
- Here’s an alternative to Microsoft’s Notepad – I still like Notepad but should I switch?
- This is an insight as to how Amazon works with its new location in Elgin County
- Many people have given up on concert-going because of ticket prices – here’s what’s happening with Madonna in Vancouver
- Are you looking for an alternative to Microsoft Word? I use LibreOffice myself
- This is helpful to check the status of your battery on Windows
- Why not use ChatGPT to make your next presentation better?
- Windsor does have the best code YQG – Your Quick Getaway – but it does start with Y like every other Canadian airport
- If you ever wanted to know where an image came from – this might help
- If I only had this when I was studying programming, I would have received a grade of 100%
- I’ve reconnected with a number of former students and it’s been such a positive experience. Facebook has allowed me to connect with some former teachers. I did get admonished with on because I still called him Mr. Addison
- It’s interesting that we have to go online to find 3D animals
- Supposedly, this will make Google Chrome faster and more efficient
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 2023-01-22
- Monday – Designing a new logo
- Tuesday – Going local
- Wednesday – Bell Let’s Talk Day #BellLetsTalk
- Thursday – An Interview with Austin Gagnier
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Professional learning
- Sunday – Whatever happened to …
#FollowFriday – January 27, 2023
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.
- Sheila Stewart – @sheilaspeaking
- Deanna McLennan – @McLennan1977
- Matthew Morris – @callmemrmorris
- Marie Snyder – @MarieSnyder27
- Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura
- Daphne McMenemy – @McMenemyTweets
This week’s voicEd Radio show:
A playlist of the songs of Peace that we open and close the show with.
It’s funny how things come together.
Yesterday, I was reading an article about how Microsoft was going to force me to upgrade to the latest release of Windows 11. I got my back up and told me that nobody tells me what to do with my computer.
I turned it on and the update was happening.
To be honest, nothing seems to have changed with what I do on the computer and I haven’t poked around.
There still is a nagging issue though; I never turn the computer off intentionally it seems. I just close the lid and let it sleep. However, 5 nights out of 7, the computer ends up turning itself off. It doesn’t happen during the day; just at night.
I can’t figure this one out yet.
Video of the Week
Just a little smile
Photo of the Week
We went on a marina visit trip yesterday just to take a break. Two pictures stood out. The first is the Guyitt Homestead which was featured as a post earlier on this blog. I stood on the roadway and took the picture after doing the unforgivable – swiping to blow up so I could see more detail and it actually worked not too badly. It’s in rough shape.
This second one is me trying to be artsy and, if you know me, I’m not. We were at Port Glasgow on the “other side” of the pier and the sun shining down gave what I think is a beautiful picture. I love the reflection on the lake.
Thanks for reading.
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