"Reading databases is no fun. They're convenient for the author, not for the reader." Jorn makes some good points; I understand how all the fluff and meta information can be annoying. On the other hand, since adding links for categories and individual days, I've started travelling back and around and through old posts. Sort of like going out for a walk and letting the green lights at crosswalks guide your direction. It may just be navel-gazing but it has been very interesting for me, seeing things long since forgotten. Maybe the happy medium is to hide the meta information in some clever and foofy DHTML trickery.