doug — off the record

just a place to share some thoughts


  • Whacked by bots

    Like many, I was excited about moving to Mastodon and leaving Twitter behind. The process hasn’t gone well. So many of the people I value remain on Twitter so I kept two accounts – one on each service – going. It made sense to have an account on the Canadian instance of Mastodon but that… Continue reading

  • My lesson for today (yesterday)

    Lesson learned this morning. I did my regular morning learning routine. I spent some time between 5 and 6 am doing some reading on my Flipboard account. I’ve used it for many years and have curated just a wonderful collection of resources. I’ve always been a believer that, if something is worthwhile to me, it… Continue reading

  • This Week in Ontario Edublogs

    Regular listeners to the voicEd Radio This Week in Ontario Edublogs show will know that it didn’t air at its regular time on Wednesday morning. It’s been pretty regular at that spot for the past 5-6 years. It’s not that it wasn’t ready to go; sometimes things happen. The show itself has been postponed and… Continue reading

  • Just like starting over

    A couple of songs appropriately describe my current feelings about opening my Mastodon account. Probably a better way to explain it would be there are different things on. I checked out the #Education hashtag which would best describe my interests and found little there to interest me and certainly nothing about Ontario Education. That’s not… Continue reading

  • Noisy on a new platform – my trip to Mastodon

    I’ve been told that I can be pretty noisy on social media. For sure, I guess, and it’s not to draw attention but me putting into practice why I’m on social media in the first place. I like to think that I’m constantly learning. That’s why, if you check my Twitter or Facebook timeline between… Continue reading