Posts from 2009

The David Gagne 2009 U.S. Tour

With a hat tip to Jason, here is a list of the cities I visited in 2009: New York City, NY (Jan 30 – Feb 2) Old Greenwich, CT (Feb 2 – Feb 4) Reno, NV (Feb 20 – Feb 22) Palm Springs, CA (Feb 27 – Mar 1) Santa Catalina, CA (Apr 18, 19)

The 2009 Movie List

I do not have obsessive compulsive disorder. I do not have obsessive compulsive disorder. Let me make it absolutely clear that I do not have obsessive compulsive disorder. But … I will admit that I am fanatical about some things. Since I was a sophomore in high school — a mind-bogglingly shocking twenty-something years ago

My Dad’s Personal Blizzard

My dad’s birthday is December 20th. This year Mother Nature’s gift to him was a tremendous snowstorm that blanketed much of the East coast. He took some terrific photographs of the area around his home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Here’s a sample:

Fixing Radio Advertising

With the exception of NPR, I no longer listen to the radio. It might be more accurate to say that there simply is no more FM radio, because here in Los Angeles — where it seems every station claims to have 20, 30, 40, or 50-minute “rock blocks” — I invariably hear nothing but 8,

Google Hates Me

For some mysterious reason the Google PageRank™ of this website dropped to zero about a year and a half ago. I really have no idea why. It didn’t coincide with any major design changes and I didn’t do anything black hat here (or even white hat) that would have caused that. Every few months I

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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.


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