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By The Fool (Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 10:31:48 AM EST) just regular cowqqas (all tags)
Feel free to stay home from work.

  • Guns don't kill PowerPoint presentations. Bullets do. Especially if you put more than 300 bullet points on a slide. Please keep this in mind, next time you are required to make a presentation.

  • Yippee. I may have discovered the final solution to a particularly intractible bug in my code. As an added bonus, the solution does not involve filling the server rack with concrete and dropping it into the East River.

  • Does anybody else really look forward to the 1 April RFCs? The handy list here ( provides plenty of reading material. Of the ones that I have read, RFC 1925 ( strikes me as being both the funniest and the more true. In fact, this should be required reading for every would-be protocol designer, just as "The Tao of Programming" ( should be required reading for all programmers.

  • I currently have orders from three different Intarweb stores in flight. This breaks my previous record of two orders in flight, set at the beginning of last quarter. Yup, I am on the cutting edge of the 20th century.

  • Evil hand issues threat level: mauve. My hand is now usable for everyday tasks, but it complains if I use it too much. I have switched my mouse to my left hand, and I am seriously considering buying some other kind of pointing device, to save my left hand from the same fate. Maybe I should also buy an Ebow, so I can play guitar without exercising my fingers too much.

  • Newsflash from 2003: Neverwinter Nights is a cool game. You should look through the dumpsters behind your favorite computer store for a copy.

  • From the why-he's-called-The-Fool department:

    Our cat is a champion alarm clock. Every morning, around 5:30, he starts meowing outside our bedroom door. I get out of bed to let him in, and then he curls up at the foot of the bed while I go back to sleep for 5 more minutes.

    Today, as usual, I heard him meowing at 5:30, so I got up, opened the door for him, and collapsed back in bed. Then I showered, got dressed, etc., and went out to the car.

    As I opened the door, the cat started meowing at full volume, and then ran inside the house. Then I started trying to figure out how he could have gotten outside. I checked for broken locks, unlocked doors, broken windows, even the exhaust hose for the dryer. I asked my wife if she had let him out. I started wondering if one of the kids had let him out.

    As it turns out, he must have been outside all night, and the meowing that woke me up came from outside. Poor cat.

  • And now you know THE REST OF THE STORY.

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Oh joy, slashdot April Fool's stories by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 10:40:06 AM EST
I can hardly wait.

I found a trackball really helped my hands, and I would switch it from right hand to left, but now that I have a laptop, I just use the small laptop keybooard and trackpad.

Trackball by The Fool (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 10:45:10 AM EST
Yeah, that's at the top of my list of things to try.

On Slashdot: I think that they ran a funny April Fool's story once. Once. In the 8 years that I've been reading it.

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I like to wait by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 12:23:32 PM EST
And catch the dupes around April 4th.

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
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The cat really only has itself to blame. by calla (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 02:44:22 PM EST
It should have come inside last night when it had the opportunity.

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