Friday’s xkcd, “Audiophiles,” is one of the first things that has made me bust out with side-splitting laughter in a very long time.
Today I tweeted an announcement of a new phpBB book — phpBB 1 Essentials. As you might expect, it was an April Fool’s joke. It wasn’t a bad one, either — pretty sure a couple people were convinced. Patrick O’Keefe, who runs phpBBHacks.com, and I have collaborated on several April Fool’s jokes over the years over there, and it’s always a pleasure to cut up a bit on an annual basis. :)
My favorite April Fool’s gag of the day, though, is popular Web comic xkcd‘s command-line interface. It’s awesome enough that xkcd ensured good fidelity with popular UNIX commands, but it’s even more awesome that the source code to the joke was released under the GPL. Looking around, it seems it was adapted from an old WordPress command line theme. I sincerely hope xkcd retains “unixkcd” (as it was dubbed) as an interface option going forward. (Update: unixkcd does indeed live on.)
Clearly, South Floridians are taking Tropical Storm Ernesto seriously, as they buy supplies, tie up their boats, and play frisbee with Jim Cantore.
See you guys at around 6:30 to 7 in the morning, as I check out the 5am advisory before class.
And this, my friends, is why speech recognition still has a loooooong way to go. ;)