April Fools at Sun

    Yup, it's that time of year again, and the Internet is abuzz with April Fools Day jokes of various kinds, including Google's, YouTube's, and the first one I saw this morning at Expedia. Some are pretty funny, some well thought out, and others just kinda sad. I always find a laugh to be well worth the effort, particularly during difficult times.

    I'm sorry to say that I haven't seen one prank within Sun today. Over the long history of Sun, April Fools Day pranks have usually been creative, sometimes amazing, and always fun. There was one during the days when Scott McNealy was fond of the phrase "put all our wood behind 1 arrow", and sure enough, he ended up with a gigantic wooden arrow through his office. We have a web resource called Onestop, and many pranks were pulled through it's pages, including amazing new products from SunLabs, etc.

    OK, I'm getting old and can't seem to remember all the details, but one of Sun's execs found his fancy car in the middle of one of the ponds on campus, on a raft or other surface such that it was fine, but not easily accessible. And not long after Sun announce Project BlackBox, there was a video of OpenWork 3.0, built into a shipping container much like the Modular Datacenter. Ah, those were the days. Maybe I was snoozing today and missed it, but it sure would be nice to see some of that old 'Kick Butt and Have Fun' attitude around the Sun family again.

    At this point, the best I can do is try to bring some levity to the rest of my fellow employees at Sun Microsystems by digging up some of the fun old mock ads. Enjoy :-)

Anti-Microsoft Jacques Cousteau style ad

The IT Guy - Episode #1

The IT Guy - Episode #2

The IT Guy - Episode #3

The IT Guy - Episode #4

Comments:

Those were great. :-) Thanks for sharing them.

Posted by Ellen on April 02, 2009 at 03:26 AM EDT #

Fun ! Bring those good times back !

Posted by Alain on April 03, 2009 at 02:07 AM EDT #

Christian Louboutin http://www.christianlouboutinmarts.com
Christian Louboutin Shoes http://www.christianlouboutinmarts.com
christian louboutin sale http://www.christianlouboutinmarts.com
Christian Louboutin Boots http://www.christianlouboutinmarts.com
Christian Louboutin Pumps http://www.christianlouboutinmarts.com
Christian Louboutin Sandals http://www.christianlouboutinmarts.com
tiffany wholesale http://www.toptiffanylinks.com
tiffany stores http://www.toptiffanylinks.com
replica tiffany http://www.toptiffanylinks.com
cheap jewelry http://www.toptiffanylinks.com
replica tiffany retail http://www.toptiffanylinks.com
pandora jewelry http://www.toptiffanylinks.com
replica pandora jewelry http://www.toptiffanylinks.com
ed hardy http://www.ed-onlineshop.com
ed hardy clothing http://www.ed-onlineshop.com
ed hardy t shirt http://www.ed-onlineshop.com
ed hardy jeans http://www.ed-onlineshop.com
wholesale ed hardy http://www.ed-onlineshop.com
ed hardy shirt http://www.ed-onlineshop.com
ed hardy boots http://www.ed-onlineshop.com
ed hardy swimwear http://www.edhardydream.com
ed hardy clothing http://www.edhardydream.com
ed hardy clothes http://www.edhardydream.com
ed hardy t shirts http://www.edhardydream.com
ed hardy jeans http://www.edhardydream.com
ed hardy sunglasses http://www.edhardydream.com
ed hardy sunglass http://www.edhardydream.com

nike shox http://www.nikesshox.com
ghd http://www.ghddhair.com
mbt http://www.us-mbt.com
golf http://www.etogolf.com
golf clubs http://www.topgolfmall.com
cheap abercrombie http://af-mart.com
fake watches http://www.goodbestwatch.com
handbag http://www.shop-replica.com
nike dunk http://www.b2c-space.com
DVD http://www.onlinedvdsupplier.com

Posted by china wholesale on March 06, 2010 at 06:58 PM EST #

very good and nice

Posted by cheap jewelry on March 09, 2010 at 06:25 PM EST #

Hello, thank you for your post!

Posted by ed hardy swimwear on March 09, 2010 at 06:27 PM EST #

Best wishes for your post!

Posted by ed hardy clothing on March 09, 2010 at 06:31 PM EST #

excellent post!

Posted by Abercrombie jeans on March 09, 2010 at 06:32 PM EST #

www.nikesshox.com
www.goodxo.com
www.ghddhair.com

Posted by nike on March 09, 2010 at 08:28 PM EST #

http://www.goodxo.com

Posted by ghd on March 09, 2010 at 08:29 PM EST #

He extended an olive branch to the Liberal Democrats, who have called for an end to the existing system in which the number of districts won — not the popular vote — determines who leads the country http://www.kids-healths.com .

Posted by kids on May 16, 2010 at 07:26 PM EDT #

The White House will establish a presidential commission to investigate the spill, according to an administration official speaking of condition of anonymity.

Posted by diannao on May 19, 2010 at 09:30 PM EDT #

Palin, wearing running shorts, a T-shirt and visor, joked with a reporter outside the gate of her lakeside home Thursday about having to build a fence to protect her family's privacy. But she declined further comment, saying she was busy babysitting her nephews.

Posted by kids-healths on May 28, 2010 at 10:39 PM EDT #

Post a Comment:
  • HTML Syntax: NOT allowed
About

A place where Perley Mears sounds off on topics relevant to his work at Oracle.

Search

Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today