Just a quick housekeeping note for a Monday morning. The server hosting this blog is experiencing a MySQL issue. When entries are posted, comments are posted or even searches are conducted, a write to the MySQL database is required.
Periodically, the maximum number of connections to the database are exceeded and when that happens there's a period of time when comments and such don't get through.
The staff is troubleshooting the issue, and we'll fix this. As George would say, it's not you, it's me.