Friends, Readers, Spambots!

‘course I have lots of friends.

If you are new to this collection of my writing, you might not remember the previous electronic incarnation: my floating ahead against a Pacific expanse of blue, a quirkily non-standard setup and, on my end, a more painstaking and often unreliable process of getting posts out into space. An occasional complaint, too, was that there was no mechanism on the old site for readers to offer comments.

Now, this one – and thanks again, Dan’l Jones! – is a more industrially standardized vehicle for wordiness, and has what people seem to expect: a ready option for feedback (though still, I hear, lamentably short on photos and winkin’n’blinkin do-dads). The only thing is, nobody comments. Not that I have many readers, but still the score is Spambots 78 106, Human Beings 0. Yes, I do have the doubtful comfort that a small battalion of automated, cyberspace “first responders” are clamouring for my attention. In the absence of sentient response, I will share with you some of the delightfully arcane comments that my robot friends offer.

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And I’ve done it! I got through the whole thing without whining about spambot invasions! (Almost.) But really, I would enjoy hearing from the occasional biological life form, too, and if you fit that description, there’s a comment box near you. (You should also be able to subscribe to my stuff, if you’re a True Internet Warrior and All Around Friend (TIWAAF), using the orange RSS feed button top right.) I would appreciate your support to help me stay up the good work with any kind of distinctive thing.


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