Sorry for the commenting problems today. The dreaded spammers are back with a vengence and they are causing the problems we experienced. We've disabled the trackback function so that they can't use the trackback mechanism to overwhelm our resources. Unfortunately, our commenting function is also susceptable to their attack and in order to stop truly stop them, we'll need to enable comment registration. I'll be working on that this weekend.
Comments, gripes and rants can be deposited on this thread.
Update: Unfortunately, we are still having technical difficulties. Will be back as soon as we can.
Update2: We appear to be back after our hosting company's nightly resetting of the server.