Posts tagged “search”

A Look Back to the Future

This is sure to be wildly popular: Google 2001. “In honor of our 10th birthday, we’ve brought back our oldest available index. Take a look back at Google in January 2001.” How cool is that? It’s pretty funny to do some searches to see what they’d indexed. I’m strangely proud to note, of course, that

Searching for Common Ground: SXSW 2006

Today I attended a panel at SXSW titled “Web Standards and Search Engines: Searching for Common Ground”.  The description of the panel was “Experts from the web standards community and developers from the major search engines discuss how semantics can help websites and search engines accomplish their goals.” It was moderated by (MOD) Molly E

DreamSEO and SubmissionShark

I get a lot of spam. A lot. No, really. I get a lot of spam. I am directly or indirectly connected to the whois / registration of dozens and dozens of sites. I get a.lot.of.spam. So. Tonight I happen to notice a piece of spam directed towards a URL that I own that nobody

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

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



The Sacramento Bee Story Toolbar “With browser and internet technologies advancing, Web sites are becoming more like applications. Taking this into account, has developed the Story Toolbar. The idea was to combine several different functions into one compact area that is unobtrusive and easy for users to access.” (Comments: Take a look at this

People Hate Cats or Love Masturbation

Aye Carumba! Here are last night’s search statistics from my site: 184: god kills a kitten 142: every time you masturbate god kills a kitten 14: every time you masturbate 11: god kills kitten 7: masturbate god kills kitten 6: masturbate kitten 6: every time you god kills a kitten 6: masturbate god kills a

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.