Posts tagged “time”


I finished reading Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel this afternoon. It is a wonderful book.



On eddies in the space-time continuum

Daylight Savings Time

Very Informative: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Daylight Saving Time link via LarkFarm

Visual Basic and Crystal Reports

For two days now I’ve been trying to get a report to run from my Visual Basic application. The report calls a stored procedure on the SQL Server from a Crystal Reports ocx in the app. I needed to pass two simple parameters through the ocx, from the app, to the storedproc so the report

The Timestamp

Note that 00:04:47 am is 4 minutes, 47 seconds and not 4 hours, 47 minutes after midnight. <grin>


I used to be fascinated with the passage of time. I still am, I suppose. My watch chirps at me on the hour to remind me that my time is passing. I love calendars and diaries and journals and notebooks and all things similar. (Have you noticed?!) When I was younger and not as digital,

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.