No, it's not you, it's me.
The changes you've noticed are tweaks I have been doing.
All the picture thumbnails are still there, most have just been moved to the bottom. The sidebar was getting pretty crowded. The links to slideshows should still be on each one. Let me know if you're having trouble.
And that giant mass of red area you'll see if reading post by post, well, you're just going to have to suck it up and deal with it! I can't get it to go away. Maybe someday, I'll do a total redesign and get rid of that and a lot of things. But I'm no web design genius.
In fact, I'm not much of a genius at anything.
Oh except for The Lemonade Stand. I'm totally genius at that one!