The reason everything looks so darned pretty around here is I upgraded WordPress. This lovely design came packaged with the 1.5-beta-1 nightly build I'm using.
I upgraded because I really hate not having comments turned on. Soooooo...
Comments are back on, but are time-limited: after two weeks, the comments on a post will automagically close. Hopefully, this will limit the amount of spam I get (experience would tend to support this working - most of the spam was on older posts.)
Have at it.