Thanks to everyone who registered their comments and votes on the recent State of the Blog post. As promised, I was listening and you can see some of the recommended changes around the blog.
The Newest of the New blogroll has moved up at the expense of the largely unloved Twiddlies. That's democracy, I guess.
The CAPTCHA on comments, even as we curse it, was deemed a necessary evil. I may yet experiment with turning it off on certain posts, but for now it stays. In any case, anonymous comments will continue to be welcome so long as they are civil.
I appreciate everyone's kind words and constructive suggestions. I am considering a number of new ideas and I will incorporate those that I think will make the blog a better place to visit.