The most fun day on the internet

As a software engineer, I spend most of my days neck-deep in code.

Just kidding, most of us are just spending time in video meetings to talk about code conventions and refactoring stuff. B O R I N G.

But there’s one day every year that I am glad that I am building something for and on the internet: April 1st.

Now, for you, April Fools’ Day might be a day of frustration – wading through a sea of fake news and questionable pranks. But for me, it’s the internet at its most creative.

Here’s why:

  • The Bugs Become Features (For a Day):

Websites intentionally introduce hilarious “glitches,” like upside-down layouts or nonsensical error messages. It’s a celebration of the unexpected, a playful reminder that even the most polished software can have a sense of humor.

This is the day when developers get to unleash their inner creativity. Everyone embeds hidden jokes, create fake websites and everyone tries as hard as possible to make something fun.

At its core, April Fools’ Day on the internet is about pushing boundaries and trying new things. Every April I think: how can I trick my friends next year?

It’s a day to experiment with code, design, and user experience.

So, the next time you find yourself navigating a prank-glitchy-over-the-top-obvious website on April 1st, remember to celebrate the creativity, humor, and sheer ingenuity of the online world.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a few “critical features” to, uh, implement for tomorrow…