So, a day or two ago I got some spam comments in my in-box for the first time in a long time. Being targeted by a spammer I can't cut off is why I switched the comments to being moderated a good while back. I'd noticed that recently comments had fallen off and then ceased a while back but just put it down to the vagaries of blogging. Then a few days ago a friend (hi Jeff) told me he'd sent a comment that had never appeared on the blog. I cd find no trace of it, and again assumed it was just one of those things.
But poking about trying to find if there was any way to stop the spammer, I found a folder full of comments that had never made it to my in-box, including the missing one from Jeff. I'm now going through and getting them posted at last. So if you sent in a comment and didn't see it appear, my apologies. If it's still not there within another day or two, drop me a line and I'll see if I can trace it.
With any luck, we now return you to the normally scheduled blog.
current audiobook: just finished JOHANNES CABAL AND THE BLUSTERY DAY by Jonathan Howard. just started FROM YAO TO MAO: 5000 YEARS OF CHINESE HISTORY (thanks, J)
Oscar the grouch
5 hours ago