As some of you have noticed, I have never allowed comments on this blog. I have a number of reasons for this, but recently I have found a number of reasons to go against my initial stance:
1. I keep getting a lot of emails asking me to allow comments
2. People often leave comments related to this blog on another blog I do
3. The people leaving comments, and especially writing the emails, are almost uniformly friendly and thoughtful (or at the very least, not stupid)
4. I don't have to read blog comments if I don't want to, and I sure as hell don't have to respond to them if I don't feel like it
5. Eh, what the hell
That last one was by far the most important. So: eh, what the hell, comments are enabled. I totally reserve the right to yank this feature if I decide this was a bad idea.