I'll write about my trip later, but I wanted to put up something quick to say that I'm back.
I turned comment moderation back off, although I'll be using it again as my watchdog for when I'm away for extended periods. The reason I turned it on to begin with is that there have been some unsigned anonymous commenters lately who haven't been able to read the little sidebar line that says, "Spam and disruptive crap will be deleted."
So yeah, it will.
Short version of New Orleans: the bad parts are really bad and the French Quarter is awesome, although Bourbon Street is incredibly overrated.
But more on all that later.