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Oh dear. How many times have I clicked submit on a Typepad blog comment form and moved on to the next site only to accidentally come back hours later and discover the CAPTCHA waiting for me?

I don’t think I’ve lost a comment yet, but they could have put the CAPTCHA on the same page as the comment form. If that’s impossible, the comment form should warn the visitor that a second page needs to be filled out. It’s not rocket science.

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Getting to know the Trotts

Just goes to show what a hectic week it was last week. Despite it being on the front cover of the Business Section, I completely missed this Sunday Times interview with Mena and Ben Trott, the founders of Six Apart, makers of blog software Moveable Type, Vox, Typepad and owners of Livejournal.

It’s a personable interview that doesn’t go into any great technical detail but it’s interesting for me to find out a little about the competition from my outpost across the Atlantic.