since this morning I got my first comment spam on this blog, I’ve now turned on moderation. this means that no comment will appear until I’ve approved it, which I like because it means no spam here, ever. but I don’t like it because it means no sidebar chit-chat (assuming there were ever to be such a thing) can appear in my absence. but there’s no other option, really. I need to be a hard-@ss now, before anything ugly happens.