Welcome to a new and brighter blog! ;)
I've started off with one of the standard templates. I like this one because it wastes less space at the sides, making the articles appear somewhat shorter than they are (he-he).
The code syntax items should still render with the classic TP white and yellow on a blue background, but to be honest I was growing a little tired of it in the text itself. Now the code stands out better, too.
As you can see on the right hand sidebar, I've experimented with adding some of the boxed paged elements that can easily be added in the new blogger template designer. In addition to the usual suspects, there is now also some Google Adsense ads, a selection from DelphiFeeds.com (how is that - syndicating a feed that syndicates me :)), some hopefully relevant Google News and video clips from YouTube.
I expect to play more with these, and turn off the ones I find more irritating than useful or fun. Let me know what you think about the changes.
Summer is here and I'll be gone on a (well deserved?) holiday in a couple of weeks, so don't expect any heavy duty articles here in the nearest future.