A very nice reader discovered recently that the background image on my blog was over 1 MB, and went through the trouble of optimizing it for me down to about 200 KB.  The site is now using the optimized version and should be much faster to load for everyone.  I also find it extremely encouraging to see random uses of the internet for good instead of evil. I figured the least I could do is send my thanks out publicly to Scott for doing this.  You rock sir!