If you take a look at comments on the site, you’ll see avatars are now enabled!
We’re using the popular Gravatar service for avatars. That means you can sign up there and slot your own custom avatar for use on this blog and lots of others.
Or if you don’t, you’ll be supplied with a “monster” avatar. They’re silly and kind of fun (at least I think so), and quite random.
Update (20081027): It would probably help if I provided a little more information. Signing up for an account at Gravatar gets you an avatar associated with your email address. Use that email address when filling in your comments here on the blog and your avatar will be shown automatically.
Let me know what you think!