We’ve been getting some strange new user registrations, so I’ve just added reCAPTCHA to the blog’s commenting and registration features. reCAPTCHA is more than just an annoying little set of letters to type, though – it was developed at Carnegie Mellon to assist with the digitization of scanned books. Each time you complete one of these little forms, you’re helping make archival materials from the Internet Archive (a great source for public domain books and Grateful Dead shows, among other things) more accessible. How cool is that? Isn’t that worth a (small) inconvenience?
If you want to register with the blog, click here. Then you won’t have to enter the reCAPTCHA letters next time you want to leave a comment.