Posts tagged “metafilter”

In Memory of Blue

“[I]f you ever wonder who has the more unconditional love for you, put your spouse and your dog in the trunk of the car for one hour. When you open it, who’s still happy to see you?” I’ve heard variations of this quote many times over the years and it always makes me laugh a

Metafilter Mythbuster?

One of my favorite sites is Metafilter (aka “mefi”). I found it way back in ’99 and became a member in March of ’00. For years it has consistently been wonderful. The users are infinitely more mature and intelligent than the ones at digg. It’s really quite incredible how mefi has managed to stay so

MetaFilter Sex Talk

I took a break from hacking out code and building insanely unsexy stored procedures tonight and happened upon what truly is the best Me-Fi thread ever. I must now seriously evaluate all of my previous notions concerning Portugal. linky goodness via


I overheard someone talking about SportsFilter at some point during the LA MetaFilter shin-dig last night. This is excellent! It’s a MetaFilter just for sports fans!


Notes on the design of this site


In case you had any plans for the next decade or so, I think you should know that I will be entering into a strategic alliance which will give me all sorts of ultra-supreme powers. I plan on helping with this project. Once we’ve completed, <Lex Luthor> we’ll be rich … Rich … RICH !!!

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.