I installed reCAPTCHA on the comments system March 15, 2009, and in that time I’ve been lucky enough to receive 1826 spam attempts, with zero false positives.
Although you’d think the spammers would go after a site with a bit more traffic. I know, it’s probably automated, but still. I mean, as far as I know, nobody reads this. Which is fine. I don’t think there’s much in the way of compelling content here.
Maybe it’s time to change that: throw google analytics on here, get some affiliate links going, and start monetizing this shitzle! Oh hell yeah. Though that might require updating this site more than “whenever I feel like it”: 7 times in the last year. So maybe not. That sounds suspiciously like work. I am wary..
Either way, reCAPTCHA’s got me covered.