Posts tagged “files”

iTunes Tuesday: Giant Files

iTunes Tuesday: Giant Files

In which I explain how to save hard drive space by analyzing your iTunes library

Absurd Directory Structures

As soon as I saw the story about giant jellyfish sinking a Japanese trawler posted on MetaFilter, I sent the link to my friend Ryan via instant messenger. (Ryan, I know, is fascinated by tales from the Japanese fishing industry.) He said, “[the] story would’ve been perfect if the jellyfish had actually eaten the crew,”

Save, Backup, Trust No One

When you are doing something on your computer, save it.

Keeping iTunes Organized

Keeping iTunes Organized

In which I explain how to conserve hard drive space

How to Open Outlook Attachments

A friend of mine sent me a link to an iTunes song he thought I’d like. Of course I was unable to open it because it came delivered as an attachment. (Cue scary music.) Microsoft thinks that I can’t possibly be trusted to not open some flesh-eating virus, so by default Outlook blocks everything. It’s

iPod and New Computer

Some options for migrating music libraries


I saw a link to Singlefile sometime last week. I visited the site and poked for a minute, but I didn’t really look at it. Then I saw another link to Singlefile on a different site. I visited again for a second, but couldn’t really see why it was such a big deal. Tonight I

The FTP Search is now holding at v4.0 and I thought I’d share it with anyone who doesn’t use it. I’ve been utilizing this place since at least '95 and it has never failed me. It has gone through many incarnations, it was originally in some Nordic country if memory serves, and it has always been handy.

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.