So you've noticed some changes around here, huh? My friend Aaron started a new blog, and then explained in this blog post why he chose an all-black background -- for eco reasons! I understand his computer jargon just enough to get why it saves more energy to have a black background, but not enough to explain it myself. That's why I included the link to his blog ;)
I'll work on tweaking it here and there, but for now, I hope it's not too hard to read!