## ODonnellWeb

Faith Rewarded + 14

Posted on 03/10/2018 in misc • Tagged with Baseball

Final out 2004 World Series

14 years ago the Boston Red Sox were heading into the 2004 sense with renewed optimism. Even though the sting of Aaron F'ing Boone's extra inning game 7 HR had not quite faded, the Red Sox had added Curt Shilling and Keith Foulke to the team, and there was reason …

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Posted on 03/08/2018 in misc • Tagged with History

Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X has been on my Amazon wish list for years. A couple of weeks ago the price on the Kindle edition dropped to $1.99, so I finally bought it. I finished reading it last night. I don't know what I was expecting from the book …

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Posted on 03/02/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Books

City Book Cover

I read City by Clifford Simak recently. If you haven't read it, it is a dystopian cold war era novel in which man abandons the cities due to fear of nuclear war. Society breaks down as everybody lives in isolation, population dwindles, and eventually most humans abandons the earth, leaving …

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Important Events on February 21

Posted on 02/21/2018 in misc • Tagged with Personal


  • 362 – Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
  • 1437 – James I of Scotland is assassinated.
  • 1804 – The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
  • 1842 – John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
  • 1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist …

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The Problem With Algorithms

Posted on 02/18/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Medtronic


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 …

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Valentine's Day Haiku 2018

Posted on 02/14/2018 in misc • Tagged with Personal, Haiku

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 …

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