Am I a real person?

In the continuing drive to understand more about the traffic to this website — who’s reading, how often, and where from — I’ve started to send out (and read back) a cookie called RealPerson. Because things like Google spiders, and other automated robots [probably] don’t support cookies, this will allow me to separate the wheat of real people from the chafe of the automated. The cookie is anonymous: it’s just a unique 13-digit number. Once I’ve developed enough of a log to draw some conclusions, I’ll post the results.