Posts from April 2006

The Day the World Exploded

Wow. I (finally) just finished reading Krakatoa — The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, by Simon Winchester. Crazy stuff. I liked it. It’s a smidge on the textbook-side, but he’s an entertaining enough writer — and the topic is so incredible — that you don’t ever get bored during its 380-ish pages. The

Answerbag – Answer Hunt

Check it out: The guys at Answerbag are having an Answer Hunt! You can win up to $2000 for answering the questions asked by the elusive “answer rabbit”. (Note: This would be an excellent place to post the classic “TheBrad with Bugs Bunny on Head” photo, but the damn fool has gone and lost all

MySpace v. Friendster

You can’t buy your way into knowledge of a rave.

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.