Well, I seem to have managed to rescue most of my sidebar from WordPress-induced oblivion. It’s possible I missed something, so do let me know if there’s a feature that you used before and can’t find now.
Mostly for my own amusement, I added a “Most viewed today/yesterday” area near the bottom of the sidebar. It’s likely not as useful as the authored and chronological “greatest hits” list above it, but it might be interesting.
I’ll try not to post about the blog any more (is there anything more boring than blogging about blogging?) and I promise to tell you really, really soon what The Stupidest Thing In The World Is. Stupider than DVD region encoding; stupider than reformatting scholarly articles for different journals, even. Stay tuned.