I was shocked and amazed when my hit count passed 10,000 abaout six or eight months ago, so I’m strangely amused by the 20-fold increase since then. Not to brag, of course, but it is cool to pass the 200K mark. All that in less than a year of active attention to the blog. If you’re a valid visitor and perhaps even a return customer, I humbly thank you.
On the other hand, if you’re one of the 11,500-plus (?) spammers who thought it necessary to attempt to pollute this space … sorry, Charlie. Your attention, while likewise flattering, has been duly noted — and deleted.