OK. So, I finally moved the back-end of this site over to WordPress from the (now slow, bloated, buggy and unusable) Movabletype 4. I also took the opportunity to completely redo the design. It is heavily based on TypoXP Reloaded (linked in the footer).
More customization is coming, obviously, as well as the laborious task of deciding what to retain from 8 years of random clutter on softlord.com.