Dear Reader, it's been nearly a year since I asked you to press any buttons. If you like Aard, and haven't already done so, would you please do me the favour of pressing a few buttons in the left-hand column, right below my profile? Good grades make blogger happy! Thanks.
And while I'm at it: if you click on the headline of an Aard entry, you'll find a version of the entry with a little button at bottom right labelled "Share This". Clicking on it, you'll find a menu of social bookmarking sites. If every once in a while you read something here that you really like, I'd be most grateful if you would use this feature to boost the entry in question on Digg, Reddit and Stumbleupon.
I've pressed a few buttons. Can I pull the lever now?
Be careful, you might go blind!