Some of you have noticed the blog has a different look. I apologize for the lack of warning. I was struck by the mood to actually act on some of the complaints i've received about the old dark background + light text, and figured better now than never.
At some point the blog may change appearance again. In general though I like this theme and it suits my purposes. The new color scheme is pleasant enough and has the requested dark text + light background that I've heard is generally easier for people of all ages and vision conditions to read.
Hopefully it works well for you. If not, what would you like to see for a basic format of the blog?