The hosting site for this blog is experiencing problems caused by a massive amount of comment spam generated by ‘spambots’ automatically posting random junk comments to their network.

The hosting site has temporarily disabled comments on the blog while fixing the issue. They have also had to temporarily disable the email notifications that are sent out when there is a new post to the blog.

We apologize for these problems. The hosting service has estimated the problem will be fixed within the next 48 hours and comments and email notifications will be working again.

Thanks for your understanding.