I like to make small changes to Losing it now and then. The latest is the inclusion of those little icons next to links to other sites. Like this one: WordPress. I’d seen this done on a few sites, and thought I’d give it a try here. Being somewhat challenged in the programming department, the way for me to do this was always going to be a plugin. The first one I tried did the job, but wasn’t quite what I was after, as it added the little icon next to images as well as text links, which looked a bit messy. So I looked around some more, and found Identify External Links by Mark Jaquith. Nice and simple, just adds a CSS class value to all off-site links appearing in posts. I just had to define that, upload a suitable link icon, and it worked nicely. It doesn’t do anything to links in the sidebar, which keeps things a bit tidier, while clearly marking links that will take you somewhere else.
 If you didn’t understand any of that, I suggest just nodding and smiling