April's Fool day is about practical jokes, humor and being creative in those.
Here is a roundup of today's pranks:
We start with Drupal first ...
Skiquel posted a working rickroll module for inclusion in Drupal 6.2 core. The module did work. I even cleaned up the code style (by hand) and submitted a patch and a couple of screen shots. The followups are hilarious.
In the Drupal News forum, someone posted a request for a Drupal developer to help with a site called Polar Bear Conservancy. The site claims to be a bipartisan effort in the USA to transport 3,000 polar bears from the Arctic to Antarctic. They almost got me and chx until he checked whois and found the domain was created on March 30, and hence just a joke.
Jeff Robbins of Lullabot posted his thoughts about closing the Drupal contrib reposity. Also, Angela (webchick) announced she is leaving the community (that would be the day)!
Fireflystream announced GLORilla, an ecumenic CMS based on Joomla and Drupal. Why leave out Wordpress? How about Java and Rails too? The funny part is that humor imitates reality: Last year at DrupalCamp Toronto, Alan Dixon was talking about CMS Ecumenism for real!
Outside of the Drupal realm, there was a lot of fun too ...
Google Adsense introduced Adsense for conversations, and on Google's Calendar, I saw a link to Google's Wakeup Kit. Google and Virgin teamed up for Virgle, recruiting for starting a civilization on Mars.
The CBC has a list of some more April's Fool jokes.