Posts from January 2002

Are these fonts too small? Anyone?

I’ve been fooling with the themes here at the web-technology outpost. It’s all wacky css and javascript fun! If you have cookies disabled (You paranoid silly person!) you might not be getting the whole shebang when you view my site(s). Oh well. Clicking on the “themes” links over there in the sidebar should allow you to change the entire look of this site. Which do you like? Which do you hate? Do you even care? Well. So. Okay then. Just trying to make you happy. That’s what I do here. I’m all about being user-friendly.

Good Links

I think that the best linking weblog on line right now is Follow Me Here. Every time I visit I find a half-dozen or so excellent articles. Eliot must be a voracious reader, and his comments are insightful and thought-provoking. If you have never been to his site, go right now. Here are a few

Bonus Song

Special Super Bonus Extra Song – via (It was Take on Me by a-ha.)

JavaScript Tutorial

Several people have asked me how to add random text strings to a web page, so I thought I’d write a little tutorial. All you need is a text editor and a web site. If you publish your own blog, I’m sure you’ll be able to do this. If you follow these simple instructions, you


When I want to register a domain name, I go to 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


I found a great feature at the New Scientist on alcohol: Everything you ever wanted to know about the stuff but were too drunk to ask. link via Looka!

The website is a very nicely-designed tribute page. I can’t find any “official” relationship to the author, but there are some good biographical bits here and it’s certainly a good place to visit if you’re interested in the author’s personal life.

Encarta on Ernest

Encarta on Ernest

This isn’t exactly a hard link to find, but I thought I’d mention that there’s a Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Article on the author. It’s very much what you would expect; basic information. It would probably be useful for a student writing a report, though, so I decided to link it here.

Dangerous Jobs

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), farm workers are risking their lives every time they enter a manure pit.

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.