Something happened over the weekend — perhaps the planned upgrade — which has broken my commenting system. I’ll try to get it sorted out tonight.
Apologies to anyone who had a nice meal / had a nice pint of beer / saw a drunken tramp with his willy out and wanted to talk about it here.
Update: It looks like we have a corrupt table in the database, which could be VERY BAD NEWS as it would mean all my comments are gone. Cross fingers, please.