One of the really annoying things about running your own site and blog software is that spammers are a constant pain in the arse. As such, hosts often implement new and fun (and by “fun” I mean invasive and disruptive) security measures… which can sometimes wreak havoc on blogging software, particularly the commenting. Those who’ve tried to comment in the past week or two may have had a great deal of difficulty, as certain authentication methods (particularly WordPress.com) were throwing nasty little 403 Forbidden errors. Other methods had sporadic problems. It looked like it was fixed earlier in the week, but apparently something else changed.
Well, that should all be corrected now. A thousand pardons for the inconvenience. I’ve got some ideas for future enhancements to the site, but progress is slow, and I’d rather spend my time writing posts than figuring out a way to optimize the way the site rebuilds after a comment. So commenting is going to remain a bit funky, but it should work. Now if you’ll excuse me, this beer ain’t gonna drink itself.