For the technically minded:
I’ve installed Brad Choate’s SpamLookup plug in for Movable Type. I’m running it alongside MTBlacklist to try to keep comment and trackback spam at bay. I’ve just tweaked Blacklist as per this forum comment to get them to behave properly together. Thanks to all these clever people for their efforts.
It looks like SpamLookup is keeping a lot of spam trackbacks away which is great.
While I’ve been fiddling you may have had some problems tracking back here. It looks at though SpamLookup filters out legit HaloScan trackbacks but I’m not sure. Sorry about that.
For the non-technically-minded:
Here’s a cute picture of a kitten (hat tip:w3bdevil)