Since I installed it several months ago, Akismet has been trapping spam postings to this blog. This morning I reached a milestone: 100,000 spam postings have been caught.
To provide a little bit of perspective, there have been about six hundred postings and comments to the blog since I put it online in April, 2006.
This doesn’t deter me from the desire to kick spammers directly in the crotch, repeatedly, but it has made their irrelevant bandwidth consumption a nuisance rather than an obstacle.
Thanks again to PS for pointing me at this valuable tool.