HOUSEKEEPING NOTE….As many of you have noticed, we disabled trackbacks here about a year ago due to problems with trackback spam. For a long time I held out hope that someday we’d be able to turn them back on, but I think I’ve finally given up hope based on a couple of recent posts which suggest that spammers have finally succeeded in killing off trackbacks for good. May they rot in hell.

Last night I replaced trackbacks with a link to Google’s Blog Search entry for each post, so if you click the Trackback link it now takes you to a search page for other blogs that reference that post. It’s far from perfect since it doesn’t capture every reference and references don’t show up until Google has indexed them, but on the positive side it’s lightning fast. In any case, it’s better than nothing. If I can come up with something better, I’ll let you know.