This is just another blog-centric update.
Since comments are now being posted slightly more frequently, I've decided to have a closer look at some of the settings for this blog. First order of business: I've eliminated the previously mandatory image verification captcha in order to streamline the commenting process. Apparently, I don't have to enter a word prior to commenting because I own the blog, but I don't see how that's fair, and those distorted images are obnoxious in my opinion. For now, you don't have to worry about them.
I'll bring this feature back if it turns out that there are legitimate spammers. If you have experience with these things on your own blog, let me know whether getting rid of the captcha verification system is a bad idea on my part.
To all non-registered, potentially anonymous readers, if you exist: You can now comment as well. Sorry! I wasn't aware that the default was to prevent anonymous users from commenting. If you do have an account but would prefer to remain anonymous, you can now also choose the option to post a comment anonymously -- without even having to log out of your account.