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March 31, 2005 10:24 PM   Subscribe

Today by far is my favorite holiday. It's the one day that webmasters get to be creative and do things that normally wouldn't fit with their sites general themes. For example, Google attempts a high tech way of quenching peoples thirsts, Wikipedia sells out to Britannica, a RFC is written on Morality, and much much more!
posted by Urgo (44 comments total)

 
It was excellent, a great post, until those final two self-links.

Since it's not April Fool's here yet, off with your head. Sorry, nothing personal.
posted by fenriq at 10:28 PM on March 31, 2005


Well...we did link to him last year ... as he points out...
posted by vacapinta at 10:31 PM on March 31, 2005


Sorry. Its my first FPP.. Someone else posted my site on mefi last year. I worked my butt off then to keep the page updated and will do the same this year. Each link is verified to make sure its real by me. Last years page had over 400 links.

Oh, and it is April Fools Day in most places by now. =]
posted by Urgo at 10:32 PM on March 31, 2005


True to form, Google is apparently using today to announce that they're adding another gigabyte of storage to Gmail. Hotmail and Yahoo have barely caught up to the first GB; if I worked for them, I'd be embarassed.
posted by gsteff at 10:43 PM on March 31, 2005


Best one I remember was that year K5 and MeFi launched a new site (M3t4Filter maybe?). I was only a kurobot then, but rusty got me.

Ohh... and I hate April 1st.
posted by sbutler at 10:46 PM on March 31, 2005


Hotmail and Yahoo have barely caught up to the first GB; if I worked for them, I'd be embarassed.

Because its only about size? Then I guess they should all be embarassed when faced by the Biker Search Engine and its 1TB(!) email storage. Right.
posted by vacapinta at 10:48 PM on March 31, 2005


ermmm...the "you have new messages" link on the wikipedia one is NSFW!
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:48 PM on March 31, 2005


The Privacy Policy on the Google Gulped page is hilarious.
posted by Navek Rednam at 10:48 PM on March 31, 2005


Even better than the privacy policy is the answer to Q11 on the google gulp faq: 11. When will you take Google Gulp out of beta?
posted by juv3nal at 10:54 PM on March 31, 2005


I'm too lazy to do anything this year, but I realized yesterday that the mefi bought by Google pages still work. I'll let this self-link go, but I took out the duplicate one and labelled the first one properly.

This one's an oldie but a goodie: religious leaders against daemons in OS X.
posted by mathowie at 10:56 PM on March 31, 2005


Actually, I'll just lose the self-link. Feel free to post links to them here or go to urgo's site if you must.
posted by mathowie at 10:59 PM on March 31, 2005


thinkgeek continues the tradition.
posted by Jerub at 11:09 PM on March 31, 2005


My interns got in on the action...
(note: some graphic pictures)
posted by glider at 11:09 PM on March 31, 2005


Just noticed Gmail.com is offering an infinity +1 storage plan.
posted by bobo123 at 11:18 PM on March 31, 2005


Just noticed Gmail.com is offering an infinity +1 storage plan.

Actually, the size of my account has been increasing along with the counter for little over an hour now. Gotta love Gmail.
posted by sbutler at 11:23 PM on March 31, 2005


That ring finger amputation is just an April Fool's joke, right? RIGHT?
posted by keswick at 11:38 PM on March 31, 2005


Ah ha! I see your Google is bigger than mine.
posted by loquacious at 12:59 AM on April 1, 2005


Betcha didn't realize that the Bush twins have enlisted and are on their way to Iraq...
posted by LondonYank at 2:15 AM on April 1, 2005


boring boring
heh.
posted by seanyboy at 2:55 AM on April 1, 2005


Hotmail and Yahoo have barely caught up to the first GB; if I worked for them, I'd be embarassed.

I just checked and my free Yahoo account (which I never use) and it shows 2 gigs available space. FWIW. Disclosure: my ISP is SBC/Yahoo.
posted by a_day_late at 3:44 AM on April 1, 2005


Opera Announces Platform-Independent Real-Time Speech Technology.
posted by sailoreagle at 4:05 AM on April 1, 2005


I put my ring finger in Clive’s mouth and he put his ring finger in my mouth with our teeth resting right on the last joint. We looked in each other’s eyes, nodded, and bit down as hard as we could. It was a little disappointing because we couldn’t actually get all the way through, but we did pop the joint open and tear it a little. We cut the rest, just some skin and the tendon, the normal way

Ewww - glider, I *really* didn't want to have to read that... so I'll share it with everyone. Nasty. :-)

Other than that, it's all pretty funny stuff!
posted by Chunder at 4:59 AM on April 1, 2005


This is a priceless dig at the autolink controversy:

5. Well, shouldn't Auto-Drink™ be default-off?

You mean we should cripple a perfectly useful feature just because of a little bad PR?

6. Yes.

Okay.

(from the FAQ for Google Gulp).
posted by shoepal at 5:05 AM on April 1, 2005


I like the April 1 [!] after every post. Like it's a sic joke.

And it's my birthday on top of that!
posted by kika at 5:05 AM on April 1, 2005


Sadly, the internet archive doesn't have any of the old sun.com front pages- they used to have fun today, back when they still had a soul. :)
posted by louie at 5:53 AM on April 1, 2005


White cars banned in capital city
(bugmenot registration -hippo/kiboko)
posted by darsh at 6:00 AM on April 1, 2005


From Google Gulp:

9. I mean, isn't this whole invite-only thing kind of bogus?

Dude, it's like you've never even heard of viral marketing.


Heh.
posted by Jim Jones at 6:09 AM on April 1, 2005


I'm now in love with Gillian Hyde.
posted by sciurus at 6:20 AM on April 1, 2005


Urgo, with all due respect, which is not much, I know less about the net, the web, and non-web protocols than you'll ever know. I don't even know what an RFC is!
posted by trharlan at 6:46 AM on April 1, 2005


Crikey, now I look like even more of a dinkus.

Thanks #1!
posted by fenriq at 7:15 AM on April 1, 2005


Dinosaur Comics has been replaced by A Softer World 2 which is apparently softer than A Softer World.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:27 AM on April 1, 2005


a_day_late, if you have SBC/Yahoo as your ISP, you get a free upgrade to the Mail Plus account, which is $20/year for everyone else. The free ones for someone unaffiliated are still only 250 MB, going up to 1 GB "soon".
posted by smackfu at 7:34 AM on April 1, 2005


Water on Mars
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:38 AM on April 1, 2005


Don't forget to read Foxtrot, Pearls Before Swine, and Get Fuzzy...
posted by skynxnex at 8:07 AM on April 1, 2005


I would not have minded Urgo self link on the front page. I actually got that url from Slashdot. It's not a typical blog entry.
posted by chime at 8:10 AM on April 1, 2005


Homestarrunner has went to a subscription system.
posted by drezdn at 8:36 AM on April 1, 2005


(HRH) Charles offered 'real job'
posted by darsh at 8:59 AM on April 1, 2005


Secretariat Joseph "Cup of Joe" Stalin is expected to quickly industrialize the new Wikipædia, and purge those that opposed his unanimous election to the position of Secretariat.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:17 AM on April 1, 2005


Also, some reality tv jokes including "Blog Writers Star in New MTV Series" (4 items down).
posted by Ugh at 10:41 AM on April 1, 2005


I really enjoyed the three comic gag, but it would've been cool with more comics involved. An entire page with the same ouija joke would've been awesome.
posted by graventy at 11:30 AM on April 1, 2005


Kirstie Alley has her own poetry blog.

And other celebrity in-jokes from teevee.org.
posted by barjo at 2:15 PM on April 1, 2005


Making Fiends - now in Russian!
posted by Saucy Intruder at 2:19 PM on April 1, 2005


Here's a big scoop on an Animation Blog: "Passion High".
(I previously added this to the wrong thread)
posted by wendell at 3:18 PM on April 1, 2005


CNET Reviews the new iTreoPod

Apple and PalmOne team up on the ultimate hybrid phone but skimp a bit on the form factor.
posted by fenriq at 3:36 PM on April 1, 2005


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