Over the last year, I've tried adding different search bars to the blog but was never happy with the results. They either didn't work well or didn't fit aesthetically with the template. Either too hot or too cold-never just right. But a site like this desperately needs a search function. The tags work pretty well but they're not perfect.
Today, I finally got around to creating a customized search bar (with the help of our friends/masters at Google) and I think it's going to do the trick. It's over there in the far right-hand sidebar. Give it a whirl and see what you think. If anybody has any problems with it please let me know so I can fix it up.