The amount of comment spam I get on this blog has been increasing steadily for quite some time now, but lately it’s been getting even worse. In the past 24 hours alone I received 181 new spam comments, which is simply ridiculous. I had to do something because manually getting rid of the spam is a hassle, so I installed the Akismet spam filter plugin. Hopefully things will go smoothly with the new plugin, but if you leave a comment and it doesn’t appear within 24 hours or so, please let me know via email because it’s possible that the new plugin incorrectly marked it as spam (but it’s supposed to be pretty good, so hopefully that won’t happen).