Back when Ollie's blog was originally set up, Blogger had a very limited range of blog designs. Then they changed that, but I knew I was getting ready to shift all the blogs over to Wordpress, so I didn't bother with a redesign.
Then we came back after a few months over at Wordpress, and life was just too busy to do any layout changes.
This morning I started. Right now, I've made the initial changes, but there may be more to come. If you see something that's broken or that you loathe (or really like for that matter), post in the comments to me. I'll be making more changes later, so your suggestion might not happen immediately, but I can promise you, it will go in my notes to at least look at. :)
Note: One thing I won't change is the blog post text color or background...at least beyond a dark text on a light background. There's a reason books are printed in black text on white...and that's the way the text contrast will stay here.