Posts from July 2009

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iTunes Tuesday: iPhone Music Streaming

No matter how hard you try to keep your music library organized, compressed, and free of ABBA, eventually you’re going to have more tunes than you can fit on your iPhone (or iPod, or any other mp3 device). The most recent iPod Classic has a capacity of 120GB, which can certainly hold a lot of

Born Standing Up

Born Standing Up

In which I review Steve Martin’s memoir

iTunes Tuesday: How to Organize Playlists

If you’ve been creating new playlists left and right, eventually you are going to have a long and cluttered list of them running down the left side of your iTunes window. You do know you can group them into folders, right? Just click File and then New Playlist Folder. Now you can drag and drop

How to Make Great Coffee with a French Press

Last year while visiting David Snyder, my business partner and a man who positively oozes class, I enjoyed for the first time a cup of coffee made with a French press. It was just about the best cup of coffee I’d ever had. I remember when I was in high school my father went through

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.