It was a method of torture used by pirates in the late 17th and early 18th century. To be fair, they learned the technique from Spanish inquisitors working for the Catholic church.
Why would I name my blog such a thing?
We are, for the most part, completely spoiled by modern society. When twitter goes down, it is a major catastrophe for some. When we cannot connect to the internet, it is problem that must be resolved. If we do not have cell phone reception, it is just torture.
There are far worse things than our minor troubles.
Are you, or anyone you know, likely to get woolded any time soon? I didn't think so. ; )