I’m pretty busy with this and that but making good progress on the ongoing comments subsystem in between. Writing a comment submission/display system is easy, but even fairly modest spam repellent is quite a lot of work; I’ve been convinced that it’s worth a certain amount of effort to avoid mandatory moderation. It’s all fairly straightforward Ruby, no frameworks or databases or anything. The only downside is that I have to make a few adjustments to the current publishing engine, which is Perl, and to the client-side stuff, which is of course JavaScript. I keep putting : in front of constant strings. And forgetting parentheses. Especially empty parentheses. And semicolons. Especially semicolons. Bloody stupid useless semicolons.

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