Posts tagged “technology” is such a great idea. Send your friends and family here first when they ask for help so you can easily determine what browser they’re using, their operating system, etc.

Replaced by iPhone

An incomplete list of everyday items that have been replaced by my iPhone

Adventures with Microsoft Support

Adventures with Microsoft Support

In which Microsoft has me running around in circles

The Google Segway

Remember the Segway? It was supposed to revolutionize human transportation. Remember the hype? It was everywhere. It was amazing. And now years later it’s nowhere. The day we all finally got to see a Segway I felt just about exactly the same way I felt when I finally got to see Google Wave: It’s nifty,


I love Twitter. I joined when I was at SXSW2006 and forgot all about it until about six months ago. I’ve been enjoying it tremendously lately. Just today I finally convinced Kelly to install Twitterific. And now … Shaquille O’Neal is posting tweets.

Save, Backup, Trust No One

When you are doing something on your computer, save it.

The comments on these amazing photos of the Large Hadron Collider are almost as awesome as the machine.

2024-01-21: Broken links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

New iPhone: Day One

Seventeen hours have passed since I upgraded to the new iPhone. Can it possibly be too early for me to make sweeping generalizations and pass judgment? No. I didn’t think so either. The folks at Apple sort of painted themselves into a corner on this one. The original iPhone was just so incredibly, amazingly, stupendously

Digital Shower

Digital Shower

On being George Jetson

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.