it has come to my attention that the comments were not working on this blog, and for that i have much sorrow.
i hate typing out a whole comment, getting the courage to hit 'submit' and then...nothing...
i changed the way comments are handled and did test anonymous comments from firefox and internet explorer and i think they're all working now.
my test comment was supposed to say 'test' but instead said 'teat.'
so that's good.
sorry for the trouble, let me know if it's not working for you, and thank you for trying!