Sheesh people, it's one day a year. It's fun. If you don't like fun, don't visit HN for a day or two. Hell, it's the weekend. Go outside. Come back on Monday. You won't miss anything. And no one will miss you. Promise.
* to some. I don't mind them, personally. And they're easy enough to avoid--as soon as I log in and I get my personal programming/comp.sci/math/netsec related subreddits, my personal Reddit frontpage is about as good as HN, with the exception that one of the two does not constantly shit on the other at every possible opportunity (seriously, and you say April Fools is "played out").
(That said, I looked at the Rhombus and thought to myself "hey, that corner makes it look really easy to hold comfortably", and I cried to myself a little inside.)
Quite fun to do, but good documentation to create a good looking gopher server is still lacking in 2012.
It's good to have a laugh, but it's too mainstream/common for me to really be comfortable taking anything seriously.
And then they find out there was no joke. But they still got FOOLED.
And please prepend 4/1: to any stories if you feel like submitting them.
I was disappointed that they don't show the castles as actual castles, though :/
Edit: just clicked the link and I'm even more annoyed! I don't care what the internet is doing on Apr 1st, I care what startups and other HN related entities are doing on Apr 1st. Something I cant do on that other site.
Might seem like a pointless rant, I just don't see the point of people fragmenting my experience.