From the logs today, it appears that I have readers from Starbucks. Cool — can any of you send me lifetime grande vanilla lattes?

Another excellent Joel Spolsky essay: Choices.

Ever have one of those days where you realize that a few sites you go to a few times a day aren’t on your bookmarks list, and you wonder why you’re too damn lazy to take care of that? I do — today. So I dealt with it; the bookmarks list to the left now includes rc3, Fresh Hell, Bloat, and Wendell’s latest evil deed, WWWW.

Vili Fualaau, the boy who fathered two kids with Mary Kay Letourneau, is seeking $1 million from the school district, claiming that they are responsible for his affair with his teacher. Question, though: where were his parents when he, after she had been found guilty of preying on him the first time, knocked her up a second time? And aren’t these the same parents who went on talk shows saying that the relationship was consensual? Gawd.

This just in: Elian traded to Cuba for a right-handed pitcher. Awesome: “Elian will be missed, but he was going to be a free agent. A child’s freedom is a small price to pay for starting pitching.”

(In the real world, though, once again, Chuck steps into the breach and talks about the real issues that are being ignored in the Elian saga.)

Because I feel I’ve been remiss in my delivery of the inspirational, intellectual wisdom of George W. Bush to my readers on a more regular basis, I present a backlog of Slate’s Bushisms of the Week:

Reading is the basics for all learning.
We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations, their obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of reading. In order to make sure there’s not this kind of federal—federal cufflink.
You subscribe politics to it. I subscribe freedom to it.
I was raised in the West. The west of Texas. It’s pretty close to California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California.

What a complete f’ing dink. (And Garrett weighs in with his own; share your imbicilic Dubya quotes too!)

If you run Internet Information Server with FrontPage 98 Extensions on Windows NT (not Windows 2000 or FrontPage 2000), then you may want to read this — there’s a security hole in the Frontpage extensions.