In Alice in Wonderland, the Red Queen explains that you have to run faster and faster just to stay in one place.
I'm reminded of that when I get emails pointing out that the aesthetics of this blog are so 2006, and I really ought to update them to look better. I appreciate the suggestions, but that would require work. Instead, I use the time I could use improving the look to write blog posts about why I'm not improving the look. See, I have an anti-Red Queen strategy: I just wait for everybody else's site to get worse-looking. Glancing at the new Slate homepage (page down a few times to get the full effect), I can see that all the pieces of my masterplan are starting to come together.