## ODonnellWeb

Don't Boost The Trolls

Posted on 10/16/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Twitter

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On Mastodon, the "retweet" feature is called boost, and it has no capability for you to add commentary. This means if you boost something to your followers, you are amplifying the message. There is no mechanism for the user to boost something while providing commentary on it. This means almost …


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Google Maps Features I'd Like To See

Posted on 10/15/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

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Google Maps is a mature product and innovation seems to be lacking with it. In other words, it's like every other Google product. Here are a few things Google could add to Maps to make it more useful. I believe Google has the data to implement all these ideas now …


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Live the life you'll love

Posted on 09/16/2018 in misc • Tagged with Personal

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Two years ago today was the worst day of my life. It was the day Michelle called me from the parking lot of the hospital, in tears, because the doctor had just told her she had breast cancer. Somehow I had the clarity to insist she sit there and not …


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The Internet Needs To End

Posted on 09/05/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook, Twitter

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I was reading the news online recently and realized something. I've been making an effort to get my news from the local paper via their online edition. By online edition I mean a digital representation of the day's newspaper, not the website. I literally flip through the pages, just like …


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Won't You Be My Neighbor

Posted on 09/03/2018 in misc • Tagged with Movies, TV

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We went to the Fred Rogers bio-documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor last night, and it exceeded my expectations in every way.

We saw it at the amazing Byrd Theater, a silent era movie palace that hasn't changed a whole lot since it was originally opened in the 1920s. That …


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Petersburg VA Battlefield

Posted on 09/01/2018 in misc • Tagged with Travel, History, Richmond, Virginia

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My son and I visited Petersburg National Battlefield yesterday. Visiting a civil war battlefield with a civil war expert makes the experience much better. I highly recommend it. Petersburg was basically Lee's last stand that turned into a 9 month siege in which Grant bet (correctly) that he could outlast …


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