• Jason Kottke has a link to Google’s Building a better query page.However, the Google page doesn’t offer any tips for refining what you get when you type in gold teeth jesus miracle, or my dog he is my baby kisses. So many of pages found as Google query results are the result of serendipity.

  • DALLAS SCHOOLS WILL CREATE POLICE FORCE TO PATROL SCHOOLS According to a story in the Dallas Morning News, Dallas school trustees agreed to create an armed police force that will be stationed in the district’s high schools and middle schools. This news gives new meaning to the term “police state.” (Source: EdBriefs 3.31.2003

  • Iraq–The New Vietnam ? Dave Farber sent this amusing list out today, courtesey of Gabe Gold 1. Cabal of oldsters who won’t listen to outside advice? Check. 2. No understanding of ethnicities of the many locals? Check. 3. National boundaries drawn in Europe, not by the locals? Check. 4. Unshakable faith in our superior technology?… Continue Reading

  • AOL REVENUE: $400 Million Off? The SEC is exploring whether AOL TW did the nasty with Bertelsmann AG when it booked revenue against a large advertising deal tied to AOL/Bertlesman’s joint investment in AOL Europe. In a memo to employees on Friday, Chairman Dick Parsons wrote: “It is not possible at this time to predict… Continue Reading

  • Saturday in New York A pleasant afternoon on the Upper West Side. After Vietnamese food at Monsoon, my 6 year old nephew and I sit on a bench near the restaurant and play a game: Every time a stroller with a baby goes by, we will whoop like Indians. If a person passes us talking… Continue Reading

  • Cooking: Saturday breakfast Carmelized french toast with maple syrup and toasted pecans Strawberries Coffee Dog drooling next to my chair (I had this amazing french toast at the C ity Bakery three weeks ago, and wanted to try to replicate the flavor–strong vanilla, with burnt sugar hint. We were able to make something very similar,… Continue Reading

  • More stories on N.J. murder of 3 year old; 10 year old neighbor accused. “This is another child that the division has known for quite some time.” — Cecelia Zalkind, executive director of the Association for Children of New Jersey, calling on NJ child welfare agency DYFS to review all cases involving at-risk children still… Continue Reading

  • BARK: Artist/Musician Kevin House The April issue of Bark, the modern dog culture magazine, highlights Kevin House, artist, He’s from Vancouver. Here are two of his paintings–neat, huh?

  • Reading: Just finished Sea Glass by Anita Shreve. I have read most of her novels, and thought this one was one of the best paced and perhaps most nuanced (thought not as good as The Pilot’s Wife, my favorite).

  • The best non-pizza pizza Stopped at the uptown branch of the Sullivan Street Bakery on 47th Street in Manhattan, late the other night, and feasted on wonderful breads. This is the potato bread, which is thin-crusted and delicate. Potatoes are smothered in onions and garlic and the whole thing is slightly moist, yet oven-browned. Here’s… Continue Reading