Speaking of spam: I am turning off the ability to comment anonymously. I’m getting tired of rejecting spam comments, which I’m getting at a rate of ten to twenty a day. Almost all of the spam comments are anonymous, and almost all of the anonymous comments are spam.
Those few of you who don’t want to identify yourselves in any real way can still create a Google or OpenID account using a pseudonym, and you can even change your pseudonym from time to time, if you like. But you'll have to log in, and the “anonymous” choice won’t be there any more.
I’m sorry to have to do this, but, well, blame the spammers.