Thursday, April 01, 2004

April Fools!

Seeing as it was that time of the year yesterday, some April Fools hoaxes...

This google one is quite funny, if you read through it all. A fair few computer related in-jokes though. http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html

This was also released on April 1, but I think it's real (I've signed up for it anyway, for when / if it comes out):
https://gmail.google.com/

Here is an older one from a previous April Fools day about their search technology "pigeonrank": http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html

This one is also moderately funny (and moderately painful), but again, computer related in-jokes abound. Similarly to the google joke, a fair bit of work would have gone into it.
Dating Design Patterns book review *Update* -- it's been pointed out that this is a real book, not a hoax. I think this only makes it even funnier.

Here is a list of the top 100 April Fools hoaxes, including one by Dick Smith, seemingly towing an Antarctic iceberg into Sydney Harbour. Apparently he'd been going on about it being a good idea.
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/aprilfool2.html

Here's a funny one about a Web standards protest march:
http://hownow.brownpau.com/misc/m4west.html

Finally heres a list of most of the web based April Fools hoaxes this year (and last):
http://www.waxy.org/archive/2004/04/01/internet.shtml

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