## ODonnellWeb

Facebook is Finally Dead To Me

Posted on 03/25/2019 in misc • Tagged with Facebook

Sometime in the last week or so Facebook has killed the one feature I rely on to use it. As I've documented here previously, I unfollowed everybody on Facebook a couple of years ago. It renders my Facebook wall useless. Many days the only updates on my wall are a …

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The Epic Puerto Rico Vacation Post II

Posted on 03/10/2019 in misc • Tagged with Puerto_Rico

As I start this post I'm on JetBlue flying home from our second vacation to Puerto Rico. An island that I think is the Dominican Republic is visible out my window. Nothing about this week changed how I feel about Puerto Rico. A couple more years to build up savings …

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It won't be a five minute interruption

Posted on 02/27/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business

Professor Gloria Mark ran a study to determine the impact of the constant stream of interruptions that we call work in 2019. On any given day I've got emails, phone calls, text messages, Slack messages, Zoom calls, Google Drive notifications, and Jira or Confluence notifications that can demand my attention …

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Nobody Cares About Your Content

Posted on 02/21/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business, Internet

I don't produce content. Nobody cares about content.

  • I write stories.

  • I share photos.

  • I rant

  • I make a point

  • I try to be funny

  • And yeah, occasionally I even troll.

So please don't invite me to consume, share, or otherwise interact with your content. I don't care about content …

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Personal Branding is BS

Posted on 02/18/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business

Brands are imaginary constructs. Proctor and Gamble has 32 laundry detergents that have mostly the same chemicals in them. Branding is how they convince you to pay more for Tide. Branding is why you pay $3 for a coffee at Starbucks when the $1 coffee at Wawa is actually better …

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Posted on 02/13/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books

I'm pretty sure "write a book immediately upon leaving the White House" is in the First Lady contract. This is the first edition I've read though. The title comes from the construct of the book. The first third is her story - becoming Michelle Robinson. The middle third is the story …

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