Posts from 2000

weather in Los Angeles and Florida

<understatement>One of the little differences between California and Florida is the weather.</understatement> Today we are under a “Severe Wind” warning. What the heck does that mean? In Florida we were always under “Thunderstorm” warnings or “Tornado” warnings” or “Torrential Freakin’ Downpour” warnings. I don’t really know what to do to prepare for “Severe Wind”. I

Soup and Personality

A University of Illinois professor found a correlation between soup and personality … I love Cambpell’s Chunky Beef and Vegetables and New England Clam Chowder. I wonder what that says about me. link lifted from Follow Me Here

Me and Julio

Well I’m on my way / I don’t know where I’m goin’I’m on my way / I’m takin’ my time but I don’t know where

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Today I made a daring attempt to rob Peter to pay Paul. Unfortunately for me, Peter’s alarm system was much more robust than I had expected. Paul is going to be angry with me. Peter is a jerk. [Note: In today’s episode, the part of Peter was played by American Express and the part of


About 200 years ago I used to work at a place called InterLink Paging in Gainesville, FL with a woman named Anita. I worked there for years. During the holiday season, Anita would always talk to me about a song called Walking ‘Round in Women’s Underwear sung to the tune of Walking in a Winter


A few days ago I received my first Christmas present of the year! It came from an unlikely source, and it is certainly appreciated. It’s a book called Prisoner’s Dilemma by William Poundstone. The book is about game theory and its relevance to nuclear proliferation and the Cold War and it is excellent. I’ve read

Cool Clothes

Cool Clothes

Clothes for guys

Mobster Name

My Mobster Name is Rollo The Mook. I don’t get it. [link lifted from weblog wannabe]

Nerd Wide Web Bizarre Site

It’s always a surprise when a family member sends me eMail. If there’s a link in the eMail it’s an even bigger surprise. If there’s a link to a web site that’s actually worth a visit, it gets blogged. Check out the Nerd Wide Web Bizarre Site of the Week! link from Dad

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.