Posts from April 2000



It’s taken me almost twenty-seven years, but I’ve come to a firm conclusion. If there is one thing about which I can be absolutely certain, it is that under no circumstances is tequila ever good for me.

Sheryl Crow

Damn! How could a Georgia fan create something as totally cool as a Sheryl Crow random lyric generator?!?

Television Ad Search

Ron keeps asking me to create something like this. I knew someone, somewhere must have already done it. link discovered at dailydoozer

Billy Joel

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant


News about Jason‘s monkey:The monkey is currently wanted for manslaughter in Idaho, arms smuggling in South Dakota, first-degree murder in Missouri, treason in South Carolina, reckless endangerment in Georgia, a hit-and-run in Kentucky, contributing to local folklore in Maryland, first-degree murder in Pennsylvania, product tampering in Illinois, and violating fish and wildlife regulations in Utah.

Internet Infrastructure

Here is an excellent article about how the web works. Thanks, Jason!


One of my favorite parts of Raiders of the Lost Ark is when Indy says, “I gotta see a man about a horse.”

New Blog

There’s a new blog in the mists. Firda and I started a Haiku Blog!


<frustrated> C, I know exactly how you feel. I don’t want to jump on the blogger-bashing bandwagon, but it’s getting a bit ridiculous. I think it would be easier for me to cope if they posted system status somewhere (presumably on a different set of servers!) so I at least knew someone was aware of

Furious George

I swore I wouldn’t link to Furious George because I’ve already seen it linked everywhere else in Bloggerville. But when I went there and got this message: “The monkey releases a horde of killer bees into the ventilation system of a crowded office building in Providence, Rhode Island,” I knew I had to tell everyone

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.