• On comment spam

    We had a temporary plague of comment spam here. My original post here remarked on that. But it’s gone now, so its safe to comment again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for bearing with me in the meantime. Continue reading

  • The hell of comments

    So I wanted to add a comment under Jonathan D. Fitzgerald’s essay “Lena Dunham Is The New John Updike โ€” But Not In A Good Way“, in WBUR‘s Cognoscenti ‘zine (which I just discovered, and I like). So I wrote a caution about throwing out both Dunham’s and Updike’s babies in the bathwaters of their… Continue reading

  • Spamnation

    Here’s what I see at the top of my WordPress dashboard: At a Glance 1,374 Posts 10,720 Comments 3 Pages 8,013 Approved 38 Categories 69 Pending 1,476 Tags 2,637 Spam Akismet has protected your site from 266,660 spam comments already, and there are 2,637 comments in your spam queue right now. Well, a lot of… Continue reading