Because I keep getting hit by spam-bots here lately, I'm going to take evasive action on the next round.
To stop all the attacks, I will completely disable the posting of comments to any non-authenticated user. If you want to be able to comment on anything you will need to have an account, which must be created by your's truely.
If you want an account, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify what you wish for your username and password to be. Passwords cannot be changed. If you supply me with the md5 hash of your password, I will insert that directly into the database. Passwords cannot be retrieved once inserted into the database.