Hello and good morning from Embassy Suites Downtown Portland! Had a great night sleep and am just about to hit “Voodoo Doughnuts” to see what the fuss is all about, then coffee and driving directly to Eugene, OR for tonight’s concert.
For those of you who are commenting, you may notice a delay between the time you submit a comment and the time it’s actually published. Up until now, I used blogger.com’s comments‐moderating feature, simply in order to eliminate spam (there are automated programs out there spamming unprotected blogs). Rest assured that all non‐spam comments made it to the blog, be it positive or negative.
However I decided to remove that feature. Instead of me moderating comments and causing a delay, I am going to enable blogger.com’s “Captcha” feature. That means that, in order to post a comment, the reader will have to type a word into a field—to prove that the commenter is indeed human. This is a very common practice and is very useful to eliminate spam altogether.
So, starting now, comment moderation is off. Enjoy!