I set my clocks early 'cause I know I'm always late.

Wireless XBOX 360 + DirecTV

If you want to connect your XBOX 360 to your home’s wireless network, you could spend about $85 on an official XBOX 360 Wireless Network Adapter. But that will only get you one network port. I’ve got DirecTV and have been meaning to connect that to the network, too, so I can access the OnDemand […]

TinyURL! Bookmarklet

I love TinyURL! and have been using it for years and years. For the first time today I scrolled down the page a bit, by accident, and saw that you can create a TinyURL! bookmarklet. Trés radical.

Terms of Use

I can’t tell if Mike’s Terms of Use are supposed to be serious or if they’re parody. That worries me.

Easily Mispronounced Domain Names

Brilliant: Easily Mispronounced Domain Names Go Tahoe!

Internet Map

A map of online communities and related points of interest

If ancient Rome had the Internet…

Funny: If ancient Rome had the Internet…

The New Startup Cultures: SXSW 2006

Today I attended a panel at SXSW titled “The New Startup Cultures“. It was moderated by (MOD) Lane Becker Director of New Ventures, Adaptive Path. The panelists were: (BB) Ben Brown: Internet Rockstar, Consumating.com (TC) Tony Conrad: CEO/Founder, Sphere (TS) Tony Schneider: Automattic Inc (AW) Anita Wilhelm: Co-Founder, Caterpillar Mobile

DreamSEO and SubmissionShark

I get a lot of spam. A lot. No, really. I get a lot of spam. I am directly or indirectly connected to the whois / registration of dozens and dozens of sites. I get a.lot.of.spam. So. Tonight I happen to notice a piece of spam directed towards a URL that I own that nobody […]

Book Learning

“Google is beginning to have a subtle, but noticeable effect on research. More and more scholarly publications are putting up their issues in PDF format, which Google indexes as though they were traditional Web pages. But almost no one is publishing entire books online in PDF form. So, when you’re doing research online, Google is […]

Slash Forward

If you have anything at all to do with creating web pages, you should read the article Slash Forward, which includes a quick overview of Your Friend, The Trailing Slash.

Google Rules

10 things Google has found to be true Focus on the user and all else will follow. It’s best to do one thing really, really well. Fast is better than slow. Democracy on the web works. You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer. You can make money without doing evil. […]


When I want to register a domain name, I go to Dotster.com. It might cost a few dollars more – and I’m talkin’ like, $2 more – than some of the bargain basement registrars, but you cannot beat their customer service, administration, and control panel options. I’ve used them for years and highly recommend their […]


Dot Com: The Musical!

Port Problems

For some reason I cannot FTP or SMTP to davidgagne.net from my office. I know you’re asking, “David, what does that mean?” It means I can’t upload anything to my site from work (no new songs!), I can’t send eMail through my davidgagne.net account from work, and I can’t modify any of the files at […]

Miami, Part II

Grrr … and, even though I can access GreyMatter to post, for some reason the folks at AT&T have determined that davidgagne.net is a porn site or something. The Public Phone 2000i won’t let me view my own page. So. I guess I’ll go read Rolling Stone. The paper, handheld, old-fashioned version. In a chair. […]

require www in URL

It drives me nuts that you need to enter the www to get to the University of Florida Home Page. Just typing ufl.edu won’t get you there.

Available Domain Names

The available domain name of the week from splorp.com is a handy and fun little web resource. I remember visiting the site early last year and seeing some great names. This is a site for the people who complain that all the good www names are taken. This week’s available name is plaintextarchive.com. Check ’em […]

domain name expired

So. My domain name (davidgagne.net) registration expired on February 9. Rather than do something silly, like send me an eMail to warn me that it was about to expire, the folks at dotster simply closed my home on the ‘net and replaced it with that Renewal Notice. As far as I can tell, I got […]

Saint of the Internet

Pope John Paul II is considering naming Saint Isidore of Seville the patron saint of Internet users and computer programmers. The Vatican first went online in 1996 with its Web site www.vatican.va, which it has used to publish thousands of Catholic Church documents and Papal speeches. The site is powered by three host computers named […]