Since I’ve once again failed to come up with an idea for an April Fools article - I really have, this isn’t me trying to sneakily slip one past you - I shall list neat ones I notice today in this post.
The only one that’s really grabbed me so far, though, is Hexus.net alerting us all to a new “dead-pixel pandemic“, nicely done with a ton of class=”deadPixel” DIVs instead of the lame background image I would have used if I’d thought of it.
Other neat jokes I notice will be added to the post here:
1: Pre-eminent zombie-apocalypse browser-game Urban Dead has a corker; I think you see it the first time you re-visit Urban Dead after the start of the 1st.
2: Famous hive of scum and villainy eztv.it is currently redirecting to ezsports.tv - “Your source for the best sports!“
5: Winner of the “most highbrow” award - “Time variation of a fundamental dimensionless constant“.
6: A series of joke woodworking items from Lee Valley, some more obviously preposterous than others:
They have a distinct Chindogu aspect to them, and are very well done.
(Feel free to point out any good ones you’ve found in the comments!)
Slashdot always do an online-jokes roundup article in addition to their annual front-page-of-nonsense-and-unicorns, but it of course isn’t quite time for that yet, since it’s still March 31st in the States - actually, as I write this, it’s just barely April 1st on the East Coast of the USA. It’s already the afternoon of April the 1st here in Australia, though.
There are a few April-Fools-type articles (not all of which were actually published on the appropriate day) on dansdata.com. My favourites are the kitten review and my campaign to Save The Unsecured Access Points.
Dig back, though, and there’s the one that gave this blog its name, “Black Computers Faster - It’s Official”, “U.S. Marine Corps announces new ‘Geek Corps’”, the New Intel “Sextium” processor, and that picture of me wearing the Errorwear Guru Meditation shirt back in October 2001: