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Sep 19 2011

Linux Pirattitude!

Today be Interrrrnational Talk like a Pirate Day. Yaaarrrrr! As be th’ norm fer this blog, I must post a little nonsense t’ mark th’ occasion. If ye’re usin’ Linux, th’ easiest way t’ convert a chunk o’ text into somethin’ respectable be t’ use th’ pirate filter. On Ubuntu (and prrrrrobably other Debian-based distrrrros), do th’ followin’ or walk the plank:

sudo apt-get install filters

Open a terminal then run:

/usr/games/pirate

Paste a chunk o’ text into th’ terminal, and it will echo yer text as filtered through enough grog t’ waylay Blackbeard himself.

If you already have a chunk of text in a file, do the following:

cat textfile.txt | /usr/games/pirate > walktheplank.txt

Previous Talk like a Pirate posts:

Other FtB bloggers who won’t be made to walk the plank:

Get on it, me hearties! Post yer piratey entries now or we’ll chum the waters with yer entrails! Yarr!

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  1. 1
    Dan J

    Since I run Ubuntu at home, I had t’ do this. Aarrr! Talk like a pirate day will no nay ne’er be th’ same! Aarrr!

  2. 2
    lordshipmayhem

    Initial Public Offering!! Return on Investment!! Earnings per Share!! Quarterly projections!! Bullish on this stock!! Balanced portfolio!! Mutual Funds!! Short Squeeze!! Naked Shorts!!

    Arrr. Buy til it hurts, me mateys!

  3. 3
    Greg Laden

    Arrrr. I’ve stolen your post and put it on me facebook wall. Arrrr.

  4. 4
    sinned34

    Yarr, it be a good day for some cross-border raidin’!

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