Posts from November 2012

Facebook v. Twitter, 2013

Oh, man. Every now and then your heroes validate themselves and it is magical. Two of my long-time internet heroes posted essays today about the difference between Twitter and Facebook, and both essays are absolutely brilliant. Matt Haughey, the founder of metafilter, a site I’ve frequented since the end of 1999, published an article on

The Heming Way

The Heming Way

I just received an email from the publisher of a new book about Hemingway. The book is titled The Heming Way: How to Unleash the Booze-Inhaling, Animal-Slaughtering, War-Glorifying, Hairy-Chested Retro-Sexual Legend Within, Just Like Papa!. The email asked if I’d be interested in getting a copy to review, to which I of course replied in

Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton

Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton

There’s just something about running in the cold rain. You want to run fast to get done quickly but you also want to be careful and watch every footfall so you don’t slip and break an ankle. Of course “cold” is relative: It was 57°F when I started. And it wasn’t a torrential downpour or

I Need a Dump Truck, Mama, to Unload My Head

I Need a Dump Truck, Mama, to Unload My Head

I spent all day Sunday in a cloudy-headed funk, so I went on a nice long run this morning. I just finished a 10.0 mi run with a pace of 9'43"/mi with Nike+ Running. http://t.co/XFRjjivS #nikeplus — David Vincent Gagne (@davidgagne) November 19, 2012

It Could Be All Downhill from Here

It Could Be All Downhill from Here

Nothing exciting at all today. Just a brisk run in the cold. 55°F, but the sun was just coming up and it was a gorgeous Los Angeles sky. I just finished a 5.52 mi run with a pace of 9'23"/mi with Nike+ Running. http://t.co/RRuSFjq0 #nikeplus — David Vincent Gagne (@davidgagne) November 15, 2012 This morning’s

Sinnerman

Sinnerman

According to my iPhone it was a crisp 44°F when I left the house to run at 5:45 this morning. Once you’ve lived in Los Angeles for over a decade, that counts as “cold as hell”. I wore a hat and one of my Gator hooded sweatshirts, but by the time I hit 1.5 miles

The Dogs of War

Happy Veterans’ Day! Celebrate by watching this compilation of videos of dogs welcoming their masters home from the field. And a special hat tip to my maternal grandfather Vincent Albanese (1918 – 1986), who fought in WWII as one of Merrill’s Marauders, and to my paternal grandfather Walter Gagne (?? – 2010), who fought in

Hootie

Somehow I never mentioned the fact that in late November of 2006, I attended a black-tie dinner 1 at — of all things — a furniture convention 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and — after all the sales awards had been … er … awarded — Hootie and the Blowfish performed. It was quite surreal, and

What Is This?

davidgagne.net 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.

bartender.live

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.

Hemingway

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.