Posts tagged “electronics”

Wireless XBOX 360 + DirecTV

Wireless XBOX 360 + DirecTV

Update Feb 2017: If you are lucky enough to have one of the newer DirecTV DVRs, you may notice that there are two networking / CAT-5 ports on the back. If the DVR is on your WiFi network and / or connected to it via the top port, you can plug a CAT-5 cable directly


<swoon> I think I’m in love … </swoon>

Sony, Cable Modems, and my Birthday

The cable guy came to the house on Friday so there are now 130 channels of mind-numbingly horrible entertainment in my home. While he was here he convinced me to get RoadRunner cable internet service. It wasn’t that tough of a sell after all the shenanigans I’ve experienced simply trying to *find out* how to

Comic Posts

Fun: Reading posts that make you laugh out loud. Not Fun: Laughing beer out your nose onto your keyboard while reading a post that made you laugh out loud. And, just to keep the meme going: Fun: “Accidentally” mistaking a loose wire for a broken receiver and buying an entire new stereo system so now

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.