Oh, the lengths one must go to when running a blog. A few weeks ago when the servers were having trouble I was digging through the log files and noticed that a few of my blogs –yes, there are more than this one– were getting pounded by brute force attacks trying to hack into the back end. There is an administrative section (which is password protected, of course) that if someone were to break into they could cause a $#!%load of damage. I installed a plugin, hoping that would slow them down. Three weeks later, this blog alone has had over 200 “lockouts” due to excessive failed logins. So, I’ve cranked the security yet again: I’ve server-side password protected all the administrative files. In other words, you need a server password to even try to access the WordPress password. Double-layer… BAM! That said, if you are a legitimate reader and suddenly get asked for a password, let me know and I’ll see if it’s something I can fix.