Septembrrrrr 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day


And ibiblio has resources to assist you in your piratical practice:

Bret Harte’s Queen of Pirate Isle I first knew her as the Queen of the Pirate Isle. To the best of my recollection she had no reasonable right to that title. She was only nine years old, inclined to plumpness and good humour, deprecated violence and had never been to sea. Need it be added that she did not live in an island and that her name was “Polly.”

Roger McGuinn sings Henry Martin

Oh no! Oh no! cried Henry Martin,
That thing it never could be,
For I am turned robber all on the salt sea
Salt sea, salt sea.
For to maintain my brothers and me.

Maturin Murray Ballou’s Fanny Campbell, The Female Pirate Captain: A Tale of The Revolution Some fears were entertained by Fanny and her family, touching the captures she had made, inasmuch as, strictly speaking, she had laid herself liable to the charge of piracy, and Fanny, in the eyes of the law, was actually a Female Pirate Captain.

A Project Gutenberg Bookshelf – Pirates, Buccaneers, Corsairs, etc. Amongst which are Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy A weird series of tales of shipwreck and disaster, from the earliest part of the century to the present time, with accounts of providential escapes and heart-rending fatalities.

And a mid-20th Century USS Pirate

Tor Challenge and ibiblio

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ibiblio was one of several sites recognized by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the TOR Project for the long uptimes and significant bandwidth dedicated to our TOR Relay. 98.96% uptime over a year including downtime for upgrades and maintenance is something to brag about — even without the rewards of stickers, t-shirts and the like. More statistics about ibibUNC0 here.

Tor is one of the strongest tools for protecting privacy online. It’s used by millions of people worldwide to route around Internet censorship and browse the Web with anonymity. Whistleblowers, journalists, activists, and everyday people rely on Tor.

As a joint project of the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science and of the School of Media and Journalism, ibiblio is proud and glad to help contribute to the Tor network.

Special thanks to ibiblians Dayton Bobbitt and Cristóbal Palmer for their continuing work on ibiblio’s Tor contributions.

The Tor Challenge was a joint campaign of EFF, the Free Software Foundation, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and the Tor Project.

Season of the Sea

from MaritimeDigital Archive

In summer, we flock to the coast and dream of sailing the seas.

Project Gutenberg’s large selection of free books and readings is a great place to load your ereader with seafaring texts.

And while reading, you could be listening to one of almost 50 free music downloads of seafaring songs from Roger McGuinn’s Folk Den.

What’s that vessel on the horizon or even in port? The Maritime Digital Archive Encyclopedia can help you out or simply amuse you.