Couple of bits of site news:
(1) The comments are now working again after being off-line. Not sure how long they were down for (possibly a couple of days), but I really wish WordPress would isolate and fix this bug.
(2) Russian spammers have figured out the math captcha. (I can tell by the dozens of Russian language spam messages filling up my Akismet filter.) Not sure what I’m going to do about it, yet, but this drastically increases the odds that your comment will vanish into the dark abyss of Akismet, never to emerge. Sorry about that.
But if you post a comment and you don’t see it immediately appear on the site, you might want to toss me an e-mail and give me a head’s up so that I can go trolling through the spam filter for it. Thanks!