One good thing that came out of the recent spammer floods from PowerStorm is that it forced me to work with the code underneath the blog. Because I'm working with static pages now, I'm able to use a different set of plugins. The latest experiment is with Sensei's Blosxom Plugin, which allows me to use miscellaneous short-hand for links while editing posts.
Note: for anyone attempting to download the plugin, the link on the page is incorrect. The code actually resides here.