## ODonnellWeb – Category misc

It's Only Obvious To You

Posted on 02/09/2020 in misc • Tagged with Life

A couple of years ago I published a quick how-to on passing a stupid limitation on a medically related website. Documenting it in the blog post took way longer than solving the problem. I threw up the blog post thinking one or two other people might find it interesting. Instead …


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A Song For A New Day by Sarah Pinkser

Posted on 02/03/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

A Song For A New Day

I love live music, and this book is a coming of age story centered around the underground music scene in a dystopian near future that seems all too possible.

My biggest issue with this book is the classification of science fiction. The science and technology in the book center around …


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Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener

Posted on 01/26/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

Uncanny Valley book cover

Uncanny Valley is Anna Wiener’s memoir of her mid to late 20s working in salt mines of Silicon Valley. At 25, she was an under employed assistant in the declining publishing industry in NYC. She joined a publishing related start up in NY as employee #5, and then got …


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I Read A Book in One Sitting

Posted on 01/24/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

Yesterday I got to ride Amtrak for almost 5 hours going North, get off the train, give a 45 minute sales presentation, then get back on the train and go home. Not the most productive use of my time, for sure. On the way North I was working. It turns …


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New book page

Posted on 01/22/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books, Site-News

If you look in the left column you'll see a new link to 2020 Books. Posting book reviews allows me to feel like I wrote something, without really writing. I'll still post book reviews when I read something particularly interesting, but otherwise I'll put the reviews on the review page …


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The Body by Bill Bryson

Posted on 01/19/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

The Body book cover

In The Body, Bryson does for human biology what he did for science in A Short History of Everything. In about 400 pages he attempts to provide a college 101 level understanding of pretty much everything you might want to know about your body. He mostly succeeds, although given the …


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