We Need to Talk about Piracy (But We Must Stop SOPA First)

Much to my happiness, the internets are in a frenzy about the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (aka SOPA) and a similar bill: "PROTECT IP Act." There's a lot to these bills - and the surrounding furor - and I'm not going to go into it, but I recommend reading the actual bill and Open Congress info, the Wikipedia article, EFF's blog, and the various links at Stop American Censorship...more
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ is one petition going around. Also, worth checking ...more

Yarrrrrr There Be Pirates!

Avast me hearties! Do ye know that we be only 2 days from Talk Like a Pirate Day? What kind o' mate would I'se be if I didn't give ye's some swashbuckling tales? I'se will share some tales with ye's but ye'll ne'er get me buried booty! If that introduction makes you want to stick forks in your eyes you may want to skip Talk Like a Pirate Day. But if ye be game for it I'll point to some tales of booty and adventure. ...more

My four year old has been into pirates lately. We've been reading, Sloop John B.: A Pirate's ...more