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The Problem With Algorithms

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Feb 18th, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Algorithms

Facebook’s algorithms are in the news a lot these days, and with good reason. But this isn’t about Facebook. I’ve been thinking about algorithms in general lately. This has been brought on by my wife’s insulin pump, the Medtronic 670G. It’s the first closed loop pump approved by the FDA …



Valentine’s Day Haiku 2018

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Feb 14th, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Candy Hearts

Fuck Cancer
Thirtieth Valentine’s Day
Thirty more coming

It’s edgy haiku in the 3-7-5 format.

I just made that up. I have no idea if 3-7-5 haiku is a thing. If not, it should be.

I used to consume a lot of those candy hearts around this time of year …



Social Media Still Sucks

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Feb 8th, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

social media still sucks

It’s been about 5 months since The Great Facebook Unfollowing. If you are wondering how its going, you probably aren’t subscribed to my newsletter, as the evils of Facebook and social media are pretty much a weekly occurrence in it. I don’t miss Facebook. At all.

I haven’t quit completely …



Immigrants Actually Did It

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Jan 23rd, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, Politics

grilled cheese

My great-grandfather got on a boat in Ireland in 1905, and ended up in Boston, MA a few weeks later. He had $2.50 in his pocket, one suitcase, and a sister in Woburn, MA. From that humble beginning my family got established in the US, and fought for the …



Hollywood Cemetery – Richmond VA

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Jan 20th, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The Iron Dog
The Confederate Memorial

So far 2018 has been bitterly cold in Richmond. Today was a glorious 63 degrees F and sunny. I was a good boy this AM and went to the gym, then watched Purdue just destroy Iowa at their arena. That’s 3 straight Big 10 blowouts, 2 on …



Hollywood Cemetery – Richmond VA

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Jan 20th, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The Iron Dog
The Confederate Memorial

So far 2018 has been bitterly cold in Richmond. Today was a glorious 63 degrees F and sunny. I was a good boy this AM and went to the gym, then watched Purdue just destroy Iowa at their arena. That’s 3 straight Big 10 blowouts, 2 on …



Henry Rollins – Just Travel Dammit

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Jan 15th, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins rolled through town last night on his new spoken word tour, which is actually a slide show of photos he has taken on his extensive world travels. He shows a photo, starts talking about the story behind the photo, and before you know it he has talked for …



Henry Rollins – Just Travel Dammit

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Jan 15th, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins rolled through town last night on his new spoken word tour, which is actually a slide show of photos he has taken on his extensive world travels. He shows a photo, starts talking about the story behind the photo, and before you know it he has talked for …



Grilled Cheese Without The Grill

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Jan 11th, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

grilled cheese

  1. Grab two pieces of bread.
  2. Stick them in the toaster on whatever setting you prefer. I go with all the way to the right.
  3. When the toast pops up slap your cheese between the slices of toast.
  4. Microwave the sandwich until the cheese is melty good. It’s 17 seconds in …


3 Reasons to Blog More Often in 2018

By From https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • Jan 2nd, 2018 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

2017 In A Picture

At this point anybody that is paying attention is probably sick of “Why Social Media Sucks” articles.” However, if we just keep doing social media the same way and don’t change, things won’t get better. I’m not under any illusion that anything I personally do here is going to have …