Posts from March 2001

Table-less site design with CSS

I first saw the idea at several weeks ago. “Neale,” I thought to myself, “how in the &$%# did you get that to work without tables?!” He had changed into “dynamic ribbon device” and done it all in css. I was pretty impressed. The next thing I knew I read a post on

OceanBlog redesign

I’ve just redesigned the OceanBlog without tables. It’s all done with css now. Very hip. This place is next.

Available domain names

Available domain names: and Nobody wants these?! [Note: I just registered for no apparent reason. <grin>]

Portable Baseball Schedules

The Boston Red Sox 2001 schedule is available on line in a format that is easily imported to Microsoft Outlook and your PDA of choice. How cool is that? You can also download a pocket schedule if you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your machine.

3,000 Muscovites Vanished Last Year

3,000 Muscovites Vanished Last Year “Alive or dead, a person is usually found within a year, unless he or she is hiding,” Gorbachev said.

the origins of my blog

<random notes> My blog’s first birthday was this month, but I’ve been maintaining web sites continuously since early in 1993. One of my original sites was simply a collection of Hemingway essays that I posted on line in lieu of writing a term paper. At one point I managed to publish almost every writing assignment

Boston Accents

Boston Accents, and Why They’re Sexy “Women are drawn to young and developing children because they appeal to our maternal instincts. Boston accents mimic a child’s speech and thus also appeal to our maternal instincts. Therefore, women find Boston accents to be cute. Consequently, a male who has a Boston accent is sub-consciously associated with

The Automobile and the Tiara as Symbols of Class Distinction

The Automobile and the Tiara as Symbols of Class Distinction

“The egalitarianism of modern America represents the essential achievement of the classless society envisioned by Marx.” F. Fukuyama

Innocence v. Experience

This is a take-home test for AML 3124 from the fall of 1995. I might have not exactly addressed the questions as they were presented, but if I had wanted to be a journalist or a writer-for-hire, I never would have majored in English…read away…lemme know what ya think, too…

Text is alive.

from 10/02/95, for AML 3124

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.