Many new posts dated back into the past fortnight or so have just appeared because my blog has been broken for that time. Rather, the method I use to publish it through Emacs was broken, because TRAMP doesn’t like one or more of the following .inputrc settings:

set completion-ignore-case on
set completion-prefix-display-length 2
Control-j: menu-complete
Control-k: menu-complete-backward
set show-all-if-ambiguous on
set show-all-if-unmodified on
set completion-map-case on

which I first discussed here. Many thanks to Michael Albinus on the TRAMP mailing list for help diagnosing this.