Avast, ye scurvies! Scuttle the web! Arr!

Today is officially Talk Like a Pirate day. It’s a lot more fun when this day falls on a workday, so that I can run around my office telling the other developers that they’re scurvy lads and lasses. Alas, I’ll have to settle for wandering around church doing the same thing. That’ll go over well with the director of Music Ministry.

In honor of the day, I’ve put together a playlist on my MP3 player of hardcore Irish punk music (which more than one of my friends has described as “Richard’s pirate music”). Included on this playlist are:

Pogues: Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash
Dropkick Murphys: Blackout
Pogues: Pogue Mahone
Flogging Molly: Within a Mile of Home

Between church and grocery shopping and other chores, I don’t expect that I’ll be able to get more than a couple hundred words written on either “The Winds of Patwin County”, or the outline for The Outer Darkness. I also plan on buckling down today and getting a start on my homework assignment for my Ethnic Collections Development class. The assignment is a history of how African Americans are underrepresented in public libraries. Oddly, while I agree that minority groups have disproportionately low access to information in our society, I’m finding that my enthusiasm for this project is minimal.

I’m still working out the kinks in this system. I hope to figure out a way to send out only one e-mail notification a day, even if I post several in a single day, plus set up a more complete notification list sign up form. Since WordPress is written in PHP, I imagine it won’t be too hard to set up. I just need to take the time to do it.

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