Posts tagged “Internet Explorer”

WordPress Wednesday: Closing Slash Hack

WordPress Wednesday: Closing Slash Hack

How to get rid of annoying closing slashes that prevent HTML from validating.

A Better Browser

A Better Browser

Well I finally did it. I’ve been playing with it for a few weeks and I decided to make the switch. I’ve instructed my laptop to use FireFox as my default browser. It is just a damn hell ass better browser than Internet Explorer. I like the tabs. (No, I love the tabs.) I like

Wasted Space

Can anyone tell me if I really need Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_03 and J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3? These things are ridiculous. Each one is over 100MB! What a waste.

Title Tags Missing

Here’s an interesting development: For some reason my browser is no longer displaying title tags for anchors! I have no idea how this happened. Has anyone else noticed this? Title tags for hrefs do not appear regardless of the site I am viewing. This is very strange.


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

Site Design

I just thought I’d post a few notes about the minor design changes I’ve made here recently. You may have noticed the addition of mini-icons below each post. These link to what I call the “blogdata” items of each entry. They can be used for permalinking, Google-searching, commenting, and sending a link to the entry.

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.