Posts from February 2007

Digital Shower

Digital Shower

On being George Jetson

Next Man Up

Next Man Up

An interesting book if you love the Ravens

Free WiFi in Los Angeles

I added my house to Hotspotr. If you are desperate for free WiFi in Los Angeles, feel free to sit in my driveway and use some of my bandwidth. I have had a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router with no password for years and I’m also broadcasting with the free FON wireless access point I got

Oysters vs. Chocolate

This excellent experiment comparing oysters and chocolate in terms of sexual arousal comes via megnut. Meg writes a delicious “foodie” blog which is great fun and chock full of reviews and recipes for anyone that enjoys eating. In the blue corner, oysters, eight dozen of them. Hailing from Puget Sound by way of Wild Edibles

Homeland Security Is Funny

If you have set yourself on fire, do not run. Making fun of “homeland security” still makes me giggle. I remember when I first saw these hysterical warnings just after 9/11. They made me laugh until I cried. A half a decade later I still smile when I see them. Every now and again I’ll

Running to the Pier

Running to the Pier

Santa Monica is gorgeous.

Turn On Links

One of the world’s worst, most-annoying spam-prevention systems is the one in my current version of Outlook — Microsoft® Outlook® 2003 (11.8002.6568) SP2. I’d say about one out of every three times I attempt to click on a link in an email, I get a warning telling me that all links in the message have

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.