Linux Journal be Taken Over by Pirates, ARRRR!

Dear Friends,

I regret to inform you that we've been boarded by a band of filthy pirates while sailing the high seas.  What? Isn't that what you do on weekends?

So far they've spared the women (and generously allowed me to use my laptop), but we'll likely have to walk the plank soon.  I can hear Shawn putting up a good fight as we speak, and I have a knack for escaping from chains, so there may be hope yet.  If we are never heard from again, someone please take good care of Tux Droid. I suspect we'll have fought them off by Monday though, and all will be back to normal.

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day everyone!


Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit


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I regret t' inform ye that

mozipremierek's picture

I regret t' inform ye that we've been boarded by a ban' o' filthy pirates while sailin' th' high seas. What? Isn't that what ye do on weekends?

Absolutely No humour!!!

Anominous's picture

Some people have absolutely NO sense of humour!
...Come on guys, it's only for one day. Deal with it! Either that or learn how to speak/read pirate talk for heavens sake!!!

I was to late

_unidentified_'s picture

Arrgh! I be too late for to see the pirate-speak, but none the less, I think its a jolly good one! And all you land-lubbin trolls out there, be still lest the good folk at LJ force ye walk the plank! Huzzah for International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrrggghhh!!!

Late to the party...

Anonymous (Coward)'s picture

Thankfully that lame "joke" is over...
Now, think of how much effort has been wasted on all that. C'mon, a whole Drupal module? I had never heard of it before and I am inclined to believe it is just another (nested) joke; but, if it is true, then, Holy Shit, somebody has too much time in their hands...!

AARRRR!!! Have ye nah sense o'humor, laddies??

Sum Yung Gai's picture

The lady here be outdoin' ye scurvy dogs! Unlike ye lubbers, she be knowin' how to tilt one back and have a good belly laugh! YO HO HO!! No rum have I, fer the lack o' ships to be boaaardin' be limitin' me economy (firesticks they have, unfair it be, I tell ye!), but ye olde "Two Buck Chuck" I be swillin' t'yer name, Fair Webmistress! AARRRRR!! AARRRR!!

Seriously, some folks just have no sense of humor. Apparently you do. Nothing wrong with having a little fun every now and again. Isn't that, too, part of the spirit of FOSS--having some fun with it? ;-)



Shawnji's picture

I didn't look at who wrote the post initially so naturally i assumed the writer to be a male, then I read "So far they've spared the women (and generously allowed me to use my laptop)" and I couldn't quite connect the dots, lol nice lighthearted post, didn't even know that talk-like-a-pirate day existed

Well, the fun was really

Webmistress's picture

Well, the fun was really yesterday. Most of the content on the site was translated to pirate speak using the Drupal Pirate module. It's an easy way to have a little weekend fun on Sept 19th. I doubt I'll do it again next year since Sept 19th is on a Monday, but it was fun while it lasted. :)

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

Ah so that's what I missed

Shawnji's picture

Ah so that's what I missed during my weekend trip! You should totally do it again next year, on a *Monday* ;) hehehe


JShuford's picture


...I'm not just a "troll", but also a subscriber!

Is it possible that linux

katto's picture

Is it possible that linux users have no sense of humour? Is it possible that they are uptight? Surely not.
Can the LJ team confirm that they have gone full pirate and are wearing the peglegs and eye patches?
How do they fit with the leather and whip webmistress?

What *doesn't* go with

Webmistress's picture

What doesn't go with leather and a whip?

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

wellington boots?

katto's picture

wellington boots?

celebrate my a**

jetole's picture

Seriously! WTF?!?! I love LJ and am subscribed for many years to come but really, whos stupid idea was it to do this and make it so you can't disable it. I wanted to read two articles today and I'm having a pretty hard time with it. At least we know how seriously the LJ staff take their business. Though I credit a good joke when I see one, this is just too far and too stupid to describe but you did this with a business you are trying to run? You are doing this from something you are trying to profit from and you are doing this with a business you want taken credibly? Pull your heads out of your a**es and get your mind straight.

I will take it under

Webmistress's picture

I will take it under consideration, but then, does your a** really warrant celebrating? ;)

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

RE: I will take it under

jetole's picture

If you have to ask then clearly you are not familiar with my a**. Drink up me hearties! Yo ho. Yo Ho. A pirates life for me.

See, now we're havin' fun.

Webmistress's picture

See, now we're having fun. :)

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

This is really lame

Totally lame's picture

I needed some technical information about Linux. I found a suitable LJ article on Google. Then I get here and I find it's unreadable because it's all been machine translated into gibberish.

Seriously, get a clue. Talk Like A Pirate Day is older than All Your Base, for God's sake. There's nothing as weak as a reheated meme.

Well, Cartman, ye be more

Webmistress's picture

Well, Cartman, you are more than welcome to check back tomorrow.

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

No need

Totally lame's picture

Yeah, it's cool, I found the information I wanted elsewhere.

If you do this next year, it would be a good idea to make it easy to switch back to English, just for people like me who are trying to solve Linux-related problems and don't think that pirate "humor" is especially funny.

At least April 1st doesn't involve turning all the old reference articles (full of useful information and with high Google ranks) into unreadable gibberish - gibberish which extends even into quoted blocks of code.

In the meantime, I guess I can be grateful that most of the Internet *isn't* talking like a pirate. Perhaps it's not just me. Perhaps it really isn't that funny... Well, whatever. I'm going home.

Are you guys doing this or..........

Anonymous's picture

Are the webmasters of this site doing this as a joke (though it be the 19th already)
or did somebody actually hack the page?

Translations to PT...
ARRR, Be thou a' doin' this all of a purpose or be there actually some scallywaggin scoundrel hakin' the page!?

We've not been hacked, no.

Webmistress's picture

We've not been hacked, no. Give me a little credit. ;)

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

wait... is thar actually a

Cycron's picture

wait... is there actually a pirate filter on these comments? or are they just doing it on their own? testing


bazkie's picture

arrrr, for a moment there i thought i had a virus :P

and to those that don't like it, stop whining already! yarrr!

oh good

mikesd's picture

let's celebrate probably the most annoying day ever. Leave it to LJ to capitalize on something stupid instead of promoting intelligent news.

That which does not kill me only postpones the inevitable.

Please, no.

smpratz's picture

Seriously annoying, not to mention what the "funny" pirate filter does to our comments.

Really. Stop.

Belay that, wench, me Jolly

jaygade's picture

Belay that, wench! Yar, we be takin' over and farcin' ya to use Chrome or Firefox 'stead of the hated imperial Explorer!

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