Posts tagged “maps”

Replaced by iPhone

An incomplete list of everyday items that have been replaced by my iPhone

Where Have I Been?

Where Have I Been?

A site for logging your travels


Somehow I managed to forget to write about this wonderful book. I read Miles Harvey‘s The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime over a year ago and it is brilliant. I’ve been thinking about it lately because of the awesome song “Maps” by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. You see, I have

Internet Map

A map of online communities and related points of interest

Map Your Run

Map Your Run

For at least a year or two I’ve been waiting for someone to build a web service I could use to map running routes. This morning I drove to my buddy’s house at 6 and we went on a long run around Beverly Hills. With less than three weeks until the LA Marathon, it’s time

The Middle East

All that time spent in Model United Nations in high school did not go completely to waste. It only took me about two minutes to complete this map of the Middle East game. Bahrain and Armenia threw me for a while there, but I got them eventually. This is really a great teaching tool. I’d


Woo hoo! I got my Secret Santa gift yesterday. It’s a very merry Homer Simpson Collector’s Trivia Tin! Thank you, Lee! Click ‘more’ for some great Simpsons links!

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.