Just a small update in the commenting system. This blog has reached a level of popularity or size where it has become the target of illicit advertising groups selling scams or otherwise contraband merchandise (prescription drugs, stuff like that), and they do so by spamming blogs, emails - you've probably seen some in your own email inbox.
So I've simply added one step to the commenting - the comment must be approved before it can be posted. Since a comment will not appear on the site until I approve it, this blog should become unattractive to these spammers, as well as anyone who would post something rude or inflammatory. Since I check my email daily, if you post a good comment, it should show up on the page within the day.