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Welcome to my site! My name is Coleton O’Donnell, I am a Senior at FLVS who is working to become a Computer Scientist. I am really into music, data archiving, math, advocating for privacy, and all things Linux. This site acts as a hub for my online presence and doubles as a blog. If you’d like to contact me, my email is the best way to reach me, though you can utilize my socials but it may take longer. When contacting me, feel free to use my PGP key :)

Calculus Notes

Calculus Notes Preface The Calculus I and II topics follows the AP Calculus BC course on Khan Academy. Most problems/solutions are taken from the quizzes, videos, and examples and as such are taught better than they are here. A small amount are ones I came up with to illustrate my point and some additional notes are outside the initial scope of AP Calculus BC but are useful for more advanced math which at the time of writing I am interested in....

February 1, 2022 · Coleton O'Donnell

Music Review #7: "Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain" by DJ Shadow on Endtroducing.....

Track The sample is an incredibly powerful tool when used in a track. A track’s quality can increase a great deal by the use of samples. Joshua Davis, better known as DJ Shadow, takes this concept to a whole other level in his debut instrumental hip hop album Endtroducing….. Entroducting….. is a hour and three minute record, composed entirely using samples. DJ Shadow is not only an incredible DJ, Record Producer, and Songwriter, but also an incredible music nerd....

November 28, 2021 · Coleton O'Donnell

Music Review #6: "Tokyo" by The Books on The Lemon of Pink

Track Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong, the duo behind The Books, are pretty eclectic dudes. The Books made what can be roughly considered “collage” music, meaning that the music is made by combining sounds together, like samples of instruments, voices, etc. The instruments are almost always folk instruments like guitar, banjo, cello, etc. combined with the samples. Putting this all together, The Books make incredibly complex music by piecing together samples in an almost devious manner....

November 27, 2021 · Coleton O'Donnell

Music Review #5: "Lion's Mane" by Iron & Wine on The Creek Drank the Cradle

Track What I love about music is its power to bridge cultures and peoples because it represents emotions. Arguably the strongest human emotion is love, and as a result love is a focal point of a lot of music. The greatest album I know of regarding romance, love, and desire has to be The Creek Drank the Cradle by Iron & Wine. The folk album considers themes of loss, growing up, parents, your significant other, and where you grew up....

November 26, 2021 · Coleton O'Donnell

Music Review #4: "Cudi Montage" by KIDS SEE GHOSTS on KIDS SEE GHOSTS

Track Few artists of the 21st Century are as talented as Chicago’s own Ye (formally known as Kanye West.) Ye has produced some of the greatest albums of the 2010’s and will go down as one of (if not the greatest) hip hop artist to ever walk the face of the Earth. At least, he’d have you believe that. Kid Cudi, although less renowned, is not to be ignored in comparison to Ye, and he has many classics under his belt....

November 25, 2021 · Coleton O'Donnell