Posts tagged “computers”


Tragedy. My computer is dead. The power supply. This is a sad day. All is lost, lost. You probably won’t see anything new here for some time. No eMail either. There were several (dozen) awaiting replies, I know. Sorry. I’ll write as soon as I can. Crap.


My computer has been misbehaving lately. It seems to be crashing constantly and the performance has been muddy. A few days ago I downloaded Cool Beans System Info, a nice little app that displays free RAM and processor usage. I realized that even though I have 256 MB of RAM, it seems like it’s all

Haiku You

This is one of my favorites from a long list of computer error messages in haiku: Yesterday it worked Today it is not working Windows is like that


You simply must visit AOLiza. I was in tears. You can read all about it at the site, but basically here’s the story: A guy took one of the original artificial intelligence programs (ELIZA) and connected it to an AOL instant messenger account. The account sits on line and people attempt to chat with it


I caught AntiTrust on the plane last week. I liked it, if for no other reason than it was probably the first movie I saw that didn’t have things like “EMAIL!” flashing on the monitor when someone received a message. It’s a pretty good “computer” movie. And Tim Robbins is an excellent actor, meat. Props

Computer-mad Generation Has a Memory Crash

“It’s a type of brain dysfunction,” said Toshiyuki Sawaguchi, the university’s professor of neurobiology. “Young people today are becoming stupid.” And … in a completely unrelated story … Doctors amputate first human hand transplant: Hallam said for the first year, the right hand – which had belonged to a French motorcyclist killed in an accident

Experts Exchange

Experts Exchange is an incredibly useful resource for computer professionals. Tell ’em GatorDavid referred you.

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.