1. Good April 1 Jokes
There were so many excellent April 1 joke posts. Some of my favorites ones are : A different kind of a company name , Google funniest joke of the year , AWS Import/Export launches support for Legacy Storage Systems and Introducing QC2 – the Quantum Compute Cloud . In the non techie field – Obama appoints Krugman to the Federal Reserve Board .
I felt the Google’s joke of altering the search time units was the coolest but not many people seemed to have noticed it. The best one was of course – “The velocity of an unladen swallow” 🙂
2. ACM Awards Recognize Computer Science Innovation
ACM Awards to Michael Jordan and Tim Roughgarden 🙂
3. GFS: Evolution on Fast-Forward
A fantastic discussion on GFS and BigTable. It is quite thoughtful and gave a lot of insight into GFS. Warning : It will easily take 45-60 minutes to finish reading this post. If you want a summary of important points check out Greg Linden’s post.
4. Judge Invalidates Human Gene Patent
A very interesting judgment. A discussion of its impact is at After Patent on Genes Is Invalidated, Taking Stock . Lets see if this judgement will hold up to appeal.
5. A brief, yet helpful, lesson on elementary resource-locking strategy
A very funny post on resource locking. Also check out the reddit page for more comments.