Comment moderation is temporarily in effect here. It's kind of annoying, I know, but I've started getting floods of spam comments (about fifteen every two or three days).
It's been happening for a while now; I even enabled the word verification, but somehow the commenters are getting past that roadblock. Hopefully comment moderation will help to block off the spam and I'll be able to disable moderation soon, but for now, it's the best defense I've got.
I'll be back to blogging again very soon.