Okay, the experiment is over. I've dumped those little boxes that had been popping up to the right of the screen showing various useless things (the San Diego temperature, newspaper front pages, LSU Tiger headlines - well, maybe some of them were useful). Somehow they all seemed interesting when I added them during late night blogging sessions. And weren't they sooooo pretty to look at?
Turns out this Web page eye candy was destructive. For some unexplained reason, this particular strain of widget causes Internet Explorer 6.0 to crash on many computers, including mine at work.
So, my apologies to everyone who's had trouble loading this page. I promise I won't do it again.