My last blog entry generated more than a dozen spam comments, most of them probably deposited by blog-prowling robot programs. Thank you, you jerks, for trying to ruin something that other people are supposed to enjoy.
Following advice from Blogspot, I have changed the comments settings to require "word verification" -- meaning that you have to read a word in an image and type it in before you can leave a comment. I'm sorry, because this will be a pain for any of you wanting to leave comments. (A pain for me, too. I'm not exempt.) But it seems to be the only way to stop the scum spam robots.