Short version: I'm shutting down this blog and moving over to walkingmind.evilhat.com . I'll leave the site up, but comments will be disabled, and I'll be blogging over there.
Longer Version: Spam comments have become more and more of an issue on this site, to the point where I've gotten more and more hesitant to even log on because I know that there will be a whole lot of spam comments waiting for me to sort out. That kind of saps the joy out of actually *writing* posts, and as a result I've ended up in other forums (such as g+) for things that would be better served on this blog.
I held out as long as I could, figuring Google would eventually get around to improving their filtering, but that simply hasn't happened, and I don't have a lot of faith that it will. So I took Fred's standing offer to migrate over to a wordpress install on evilhat.com, and that's where I'll be writing now. The posts and comments fromt his blog have already been ported over, so the site is fully functional and ready for some actual writing.
To anyone who this move inconveniences, I apologize, and I completely understand your frustration. I am very lucky to have insightful readers and commenters, and much of my hesitation to move has been out of a desire to not create any such disruption, but the situation forced my hand. If this means you need to drop the blog, I cannot argue.
In any case, I'll be locking down this blog over the next few days as Walking Mind gets turned up.
Once again, thank you all.
Since this will be the last post here, I will also leave the list of other places to find me online:
Google Plus: Rob Donoghue