Back online after my unplugged week. It’s the first time in well over a year that five consecutive days have passed during which I didn’t write anything, read any RSS feeds nor take part in any online conversations. An odd feeling, actually.

One particular conversation continued in this blog, though (twists in the tale of Jupiter Research), which proves that a hot topic as perceived by others doesn’t require the topic starter to be present in order for the conversation to advance. More on that later.

One other thing that continues no matter what is spam. Lots of it trapped by Akismet during my absence. Not one spam made it through the defences. An interesting stat I saw this morning – Akismet has now blocked over 100 million spams since the service started last year.

So, reconnected and plugged in once more. (Be careful saying that: sounds like The Matrix.)