In response to a request to make text links more readable, I took the plunge and clicked the "update blog template" button, the one I've been ignoring for years. My apologies for not seeing the low contrast issue earlier. For me all the links were always visited, and stood out vividly. I never got to see the pallor of the unvisited links.
As you may be able to see, beyond adding a background (ten Internet points to anyone who knows where it is), I haven't done anything other than click that Update Template link, so all the customization this blog once had is now lost. That's why I delayed so long. Let me know if there is any part of the old sidebar you're going to miss, and especially if the colours and layout are now more pleasing or at least more functional. What did you like more or less about the old one?
Edit: It would help if I put some links in it for you to see, wouldn't it? Here's an old article on fancy paint jobs. Here's an accident involving a pilot with multiple fake licences and no evidence of a real one.
Here's to a good--is it the weekend yet? Checks. Nope. Here's to a good rest of the week to everyone.