As you may have noticed if you got as far as reading this post, I recently mashed my fist against the WordPress settings and plugins pages until the site bent to my iron will. It will now display only the excerpts of posts instead of full articles on all pages except those of the individual posts. Hopefully this makes the side more readable, as I have posted and intend to continue posting some pretty long articles.
In case you’re an interested WordPresser, I’m using the Excerpt Editor plugin which not only smartens up the automatic excerpt generator, but also provides a convenient interface for editing past posts, with and without excerpts. It’s got a couple handfuls of features which are nice to have. Consider it recommended. Now please excuse me while I go and create some manual excerpts for old posts so they look a little less rubbish.