Two brief notes:
Slashdot’s tradition of reporting all of the April Fools jokes they can find leads to an interesting type of comment thread. All you see are people with user IDs in the high 700000s and above complaining about how all of the stories are fake. Anyone who’s been around for more than a year just ignores the site all day. Next year the low cutoff will be about 880000.
I had hoped to mention a new project I started today, but considering its level of development so far I think it’s best to wait until I’ve put a tiny bit more development time into it before I announce it. I’ll just say that it’s simple in conception, straightforward enough in implementation, and so potentially useful that I’m afraid to look into the possibility that someone thought of it before me.