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I never did get around to writing about International Talk Like a Pirate Day yesterday.  Carl Boe, from Berkeley, and I have a long-running joke about pirate-speak stemming from our teaching computing for formal demography using that old swashbuckler standby software -- you guessed it -- R.  We wanted to reduce the anxiety generated in students who needed to simultaneously learn both the methods of formal demography and steep-learning-curve software by dressing -- and talking -- as pirates.  We never did do it, but there are always future workshops.  This year, Carl sent me the following amusing picture related to Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Pirate Keyboard