That there blogroller in the sidebar, it’s a pain to maintain. I wrote it before every blog published a feed, but now that RSS is ubiquitous, I no longer find it worth my while to manually update to the configuration file every time someone changes their site, blogging application, or template. Plus, parsing does not always happen smoothly since the HTML varies so much from blog to blog. Troubleshooting that is also a pain. A part of me wants to kill the blogroller altogether, and a part of me wants to rewrite it to check feeds instead.
More likely, I’ll just work on it as part of the site overhaul. This place is due for a change, from the database all the way up.
That’s gonna be a lot of work.