## ODonnellWeb

The Universal Baseball Association

Posted on 10/08/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books, Baseball

Universal Baseball Association book cover

I saw a blog post or email from author Dan Pink with a list of the 20 most influential books on his life. The list was mostly what you expect, except for The Universal Baseball Association by Robert Coover. I had never heard of the book. Being a huge baseball …

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Elizabeth Warren Analyzes that $350K Budget that is just getting by

Posted on 10/02/2019 in misc • Tagged with Finance

Not really Elizabeth Warren, but me, applying her 50/20/30 budget formula to that ridiculous $350K family budget article that has been all over social media this week. Although if Senator Warren is reading this and wants to guest post here on ODonnellweb she just needs to email me …

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1927 Was One Hell of a Year

Posted on 09/21/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books, History

I finished Bill Bryson’s book One Summer: America,1927 last night. It’s a highly entertaining tour of the ridiculous number of momentous events that happened over the summer of 1927.

So it is perhaps worth pausing for a moment to remember just some of the things that happened …

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Fitbit Fail

Posted on 09/09/2019 in misc • Tagged with Technology

I bought a Fitbit 3 weeks ago. I sent it back to them on Saturday. I wore it constantly for 2+ weeks, and I just don’t get it. The heart monitor seemed to be really accurate, but after a couple of days I lost interest in knowing what my …

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Recent Books Fall 2019 Edition

Posted on 09/08/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books

I’ve been trying to read more books written by authors that aren’t white dudes. 4 out the 7 below are not written by white dudes, but one of the white dude novels features a strong female lead character, so 1/2 credit on that one?

Parable of the …

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I Finally Mastered Gmail

Posted on 09/05/2019 in misc • Tagged with Google

I got my Gmail account back in 2004. I could have sold it for $100 on Ebay back then. Yet even though I was a very early adopter of Gmail, I’ve never really like it. Webmail has never really done it for me. I prefer the responsiveness of a …

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