'Course with the problems I've had with CSS on my Radio weblog, I'm not surprised if they just want to not *alienate* people using, say, Netscape 4, by making pages look arm-gnawingly bland.
But mainly this is a test post using the LiveJournal client thingus, considering how it could be, say, rewritten in Python and publish to HTML files locally and using something like UserLand's xmlStorageSystem to put up on a server or ftp somewhere. "LiveJournal on the Desktop," if you will.
Main problem with that design--as far as replacing MUOTD--is that there's no syndication aggregator component. How could that be linked? SOAP or some other general IPC protocol to send a syndicated item to the blogging program? I guess. It's a big question.