2005-08-13 17:23 - General
For a little while, I know it's been more difficult to post comments on my blog than it can be elsewhere. Ultimately, that's because from the very beginning when I started coding up the site, I set out to make certain that I wouldn't get spammed, either through the contact form or the comments. So at first, I purposely made it a bit difficult. But not so much so. Just sign up with a username and password, no more information, and then you can comment.
Well, I've finally gotten around to making it better. You still have to register as a separate step because of the way I store passwords. They're encrypted before they leave your machine, except for the first time it has to be un-encrypted. So it's got to run through it's own procedure. But, now there is a little login form above the comment form, rather than a "You have to log in!" message. There's also a captcha which in truth is there mostly as a fun toy =) It is only required as part of the log in form, once you're logged in I trust you!