## ODonnellWeb

Welcome to Walgreens

Posted on 02/07/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business

Am I the only person that gets annoyed by the employees at Walgreens (and I think CVS does it too) shouting "Welcome to Walgreens" at you as you enter the store? I'm not a monster, so if somebody greets me I feel obligated to acknowledge them. And that means I …


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Night by Elie Wiesel

Posted on 02/06/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books, History

If you are younger than me you may have read this in school. I didn't read it until last night. It's a slim volume - only 110 pages. But it's enough. When the author was 15 he was rounded up in Hungary and shipped off to Auschwitz.

These 110 pages are …


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The Holy Shit Moment

Posted on 02/05/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books

Book Cover

I'm not looking to make any major life changes. I mostly bought the book because Fell is entertaining, and since he has been entertaining me for free on his Facebook page for a couple of years, I figured buying his book was the least I could do.

The book is …


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Fyre

Posted on 02/04/2019 in misc • Tagged with Movies

Frye promo poster

We watched the Netflix produced Fyre Fest documentary over the weekend. I remember the blow up on the social media when guests started posting pictures of the grounds and accommodations as they arrived. I had zero awareness of the event prior to the social media explosion in 2017 when it …


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Blog Discovery is Broken

Posted on 02/02/2019 in misc • Tagged with Blogs

Back in peak blog we had blog specific search engines, and Google tended to rate blogs very highly. For a few years anything I wrote would be on the first page of Google within hours. I once mentioned Britney Spears in a blog post, which combined with the "Disappointing people …


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Getting Google Music Manager Working on Linux

Posted on 01/30/2019 in misc • Tagged with Google, Music, Linux

My recent upgrade from Mint 17.3 to Mint 18.3 killed Google Music Manager. It seems to start up in that it shows as running in System Monitor, but there is no GUI. I tried un-installing and reinstalling and the same thing happened. I tried to downgrade to an …


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