Well I've been in Devon for the past week, and will remain here for another week. During that time I've averaged about ten minutes of online time a day!
So far things are going well, but it will be wierd spending time with another family over Christmas.
Still I've been vaguely productive. I've released a new version of chronicle - which has the CGI support for leaving comments upon my entries.
(TODO: Reinstate some previous comments for Martin Krafft)
One thing I'd not anticipated was the amount of spam I'd start recieving. The peak so far was 40+ comments a day, all with random URLs. I deleted them manually for the first day - but now I've written a shell script or two to classify comments via the spamfilter I use for handling email.
I'm not 100% sure I should have done that. I suspect that over time I will find better results if I actually have a distinct "blog spam" and "blog ham" corpus - rather than risk confusion over "email" and "blog" texts to classify. Still I shall wait and see.
The only thing that I think I want to do now is add a bit more fine control over the comment process, so the choice is not just between comments being globally on, or globally off. A nice middle-ground where I could say "Comments enabled for entries posted within the past two weeks or so".
Anyway thats my quota for today. Now I have to walk the family dog ..