I would appear to have “arrived” (in the fame-and-fortune sense of the word, minus the fame and fortune.) How’s that, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. The global community of spambots have discovered this blog and are attacking in force.
I use a spam filter (highly recommended, btw) but it was finally being overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of attacks; 400+ a day, as of now. So, long story short, I’ve activated one of those pick the letters out of the jumble spam-fighting-image-things you’ve see on other websites. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Please don’t let this discourage you from commenting on posts. Otherwise, the spammers will win. And if you’re not against the spammers, you’re with the spammers. Or something. (Sorry, I’ve been watching too much Steven Colbert recently.)