Welcome to my site! My name is Coleton O’Donnell, I am a student at the University of Florida, studying Computer Science. My interests include music, data archiving, math, advocating for privacy, Linux, and all things low level. 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 :)

Data Structures and Algorithms Lecture Notes

Introduction All notes are on Abdul Bari’s DSA Course on Udemy. He also has a free YouTube version that is consolidated. Definition of the Data Structure and the Algorithm What is a Data Structure? Can be defined as the arrangement of a collection of data items so that they can be utilized efficiently. It is all about data and the operations of the data. What is an Algorithm? Can be defined as a procedure used for solving a problem or performing a computation....

July 1, 2022 · Coleton O'Donnell

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

My Love for Data Hoarding

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan Recently I was asked what I do in my free time, and among other things, I named my love for what is known as “Data Hoarding.” This piqued the interest of the person who asked and I went onto explain what data hoarding entailed. Once they understood, they were confused about the appeal of data hoarding....

July 31, 2021 · Coleton O'Donnell

A WIP CAS Written in Rust

Introduction This project can be found here on my GitHub. At FLVS we have a Coding Club which I am apart of. The club does a lot of things, but every once in a while we do club projects, where we work on something as a group or individually, then present the project. I had a lot of Ideas for this upcoming project, but as I was preparing for my ACT, specifically the Math section, I was quite annoyed that a CAS wasn’t allowed on the test....

April 27, 2021 · Coleton O'Donnell

Adventures with Gentoo: A Guide

I began my Linux adventure with Ubuntu when I was 12 years old. My first computer ran Windows XP, it was a 2004 Dell computer with an Intel Core Duo. I used Linux out of necessity, Windows 10 was far too laggy and Linux just ran so much faster. Once I got a bit nicer hand-me-down computer, I ran Windows for some time again. I did this because I enjoyed playing video games, and also enjoyed Office 365....

February 20, 2021 · Coleton O'Donnell