If you've been obsessively checking our site every ten minutes to see if we're up or not (and who doesn't?), you'll have noticed we've been down a lot lately.
The culprit is a single or small set of very aggressive spammers who have overloaded us with attacks. I've shut down the comments for now so we can verify the problem comes from spammers attacking the comment script.
Once we verify the server crashing attacks are being caused by the comment script and no other service, we will take steps to alleviate the problem. One thing is for certain - it will get a little harder to comment on Too Many Chefs.
Yes, this sucks. I'll try to make it as short a duration without comments as possible before we turn them back on. Thanks for your patience.