So after not updating my blog for several months, it was apparently hacked by some spammer and its userbase had become inundated with spam bots. This embarrassment has spurred me to give the site a much needed upgrade to WordPress 2.7. Its amazing to think that I had been running 2.0 for this long.
It seems that due to my infrequency of updates my rankings on google have also fallen to the end of the first page, whereas before I had been the #1 link for my name. Perhaps I should start posting more regularly.