Well, I'm heading off to catch the flight to Amsterdam for XTech 2005. I'll blog as much as I can, and I have some FOSS work to do as well, on Amara, especially, to prep the 1.0b2 release.
We've had the spam comment folks doing their thing here, and so far I've been able to keep them mostly in check by deleting them soon after they appear. The trip will probably leave too big a hole for them, so for now I've turned on draft mode for comments. All comments will be held until explicitly approved. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've been tinkering on a more solid spam fighting system, building on the great work others have done on black-listing the punks.