Don't be afraid friends!
Yes, I just changed template for my blog.
No, the inconsistent politics, rantings, and general tone will not shift!
It does seem to go against the unchanging and unwavering nature of Unsullied and Undismayed to switch templates, but I have been increasingly distressed about the disappearance of my archives. So, now they are back. The new template apparently supports them.
The design is still pretty austere but it does lose the pure elegance of the old one.