This blog has been sitting here a little on the forgotten side for a while, but not for lack of activity on my part. One of the things I’ve been working on, is moving my popular discussion forum off of the now-defunct MSN-Groups. Initially I looked at various other "discussion forum communities", and just couldn’t find one that I felt provided the level of functionality that I wanted (not to say that MSN-Groups was particularly better). So I bit the bullet, and created a brand-new website, and installed "Community Server" from Talligent.
The new site is called "The Chanticleer Society", and is located at http://www.ChanticleerSociety.org.
The name might seem a tad odd, but it is based on an old quote which David Wondrich uncovered:
"The Sunday Mercury says that if you are at a hotel, and wish to call for a beverage compounded of brandy, sugar, absynthe, bitters and ice, called by the vulgar a cocktail, ask for une queue de chanticleer-it will be an evidence at once of your knowledge of French and of Chesterfield."
– The New Orleans Daily Picayune, February 2, 1843, p.2
[Transcribed by David Wondrich, October 2008]
So hopefully that is self-explanitory?