Posts tagged “Google”

Book Learning

“Google is beginning to have a subtle, but noticeable effect on research. More and more scholarly publications are putting up their issues in PDF format, which Google indexes as though they were traditional Web pages. But almost no one is publishing entire books online in PDF form. So, when you’re doing research online, Google is


If you haven’t installed the Nutshell Toolbar yet, do it today. This is one of the most useful things on my computer and I use it probably fifty times each day. (I linked to it many, many months ago. I just gave it to a friend today and thought I should hand out some extra

You Never Give Me Your Money

In which I rank highly for some odd terms

What Is David?

This is quite funny. From Robyn came the idea to do a Google search on “David is“.Here are the top ten eleven things David is, according to Google: David is … the devil. David is … burning. David is … triumphant over Goliath. David is … currently a hot property in the character actor business. David is … science editor for Parade Magazine, and writes

Quick Search

Wow! I am going to have to check out Dave’s Quick Search Taskbar Toolbar Deskbar. It looks ultra-groovy. link via BrainLog

Google Search Blog Entries

Yes, I redesigned again. This time I had a good reason though, I promise. Mostly I *really* wanted to make the site validate. It does now. (That means that it’s all standards-compliant code, mom!) And I wanted the CSS to validate, too, so that prompted a new color scheme. Then I found a link at


If it’s possible to fall head-over-heels in love with a meme, I’ve done it. Googlewhacking: The Search for The One It took me a few tries. I’ll admit I sat staring at the screen for a bit. Google found thousands and thousands of what I considered to be incredibly strange juxtapositions. esoteric amplitude? 2,250 hits

Google Rules

10 things Google has found to be true Focus on the user and all else will follow. It’s best to do one thing really, really well. Fast is better than slow. Democracy on the web works. You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer. You can make money without doing evil.

Year End Search Stats

With more than 150 million queries per day, Google offers a unique window into what is happening in the world on any given day, as well as a fascinating retrospective on the peaks and valleys of popular culture. It was cool to see that the Beatles ranked #1 in the Most Searched Music Groups this

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.