Ho hum, 5 main changes
a) shiny new blog header complete with custom meisenstadt-Twitter-aware talking-head-widget (thanks to Peter Devine and Chris Denham… nice one!) … there were some legacy (Internet Explorer) compatibility issues that took some extra time to resolve (Peter and Chris solved these too – thanks again!)
b) Long-overdue installation of Rob Marsh’s Compact Archive plugin, found at the WordPress Plugins/Archive page to get rid of the tedious month-by-month archive listing in the lower right of the sidebar. There are many rivals, but Rob’s is exactly what I need – thanks Rob!
c) Changed default home page to list only 10 most recent posts instead of zillions
d) Got rid of some embedded flash video stuff in my sidebar as I had a lot and I was starting to drift into the realms of MySpace-llike home page launch times…
e) In a similar vein, for posts of mine that themselves had cool embedded Flash clips, I deployed the WordPress –more– tag so that from my main page you would have to click on ‘Read the rest of this entry…’ to get the glitzy bits. Tough tradeoff, as it makes the main page more dull, so I’ll try to pepper these back in occasionally.