Ok, I think I've managed to not botch anything: a new layout (hardly radical, just changed the "Son of Moto" template to "Mr. Moto" - I was a bit sick of the green), switched to the updated version of Blogger (about eight months late), and added a header photo (first suggested by Brushback many moons ago). Posts and comments seem to be ok. Full speed ahead!
Over the holidays, my more technologically-oriented brother sold me on Google Reader. I've fooled around with feed readers before, but finally, this one seems to actually be changing the way I use the internet a bit.
The PPA blogroll was basically supposed to be my own bookmarks, reminding me to check things out -- that didn't work out. At least thus far, Google Reader is better for that -- blogs that I've previously tried to stick with (Boing Boing) but dropped because of the flood of posts now seem more manageable. It seems to be a good tool for those more-frequently-updated blogs (BB, Wonkette, Juan Cole etc). I'm pretty thoroughly addicted to the reader now -- during down time at work last night I was checking it twice a minute.
(Tim was one for two, alas -- his efforts to hook me on del.icio.us haven't been so successful so far)
More stuff (including more photos, I hope) coming soon.