I had some issues with the server this site is hosted on the last week of May/first week of June. Six weeks later I've finally gotten everything all fixed. I took the downtime as an oppurtunity to upgrade the software that runs this site and think about some new idas for blog posts. I've got some other ideas for this site and there will be some changes that I'm going to try.
I also turned comments back on, so I'm going to see how that goes. If it doesn't go well they'll get turned off. This new software seems to have some ability to help control the blog spam issues.