OHHH THIS FEELS SO GOOD... to be logged on, to have control over this site again, to have zotted a whack of spam comments, to be posting a blogpost!
All I could do in that dead time, was make anonymous comments, and so I did a couple explaining what happened. (See here.) But without the "Recent comments" list, to your right, I imagine a lot of people didn't find them, and I could do not a thing about it.
So... here is what happened. And, further down, what's going to.