I don’t think I’ve changed my home page in 5-10 years. Up until a few days ago, it featured long lists of quotes which I stopped collecting sometime in high school (although Google searchers did seem to stumble on them). It needed to be updated, and I didn’t want to spend time updating a web page that doesn’t serve much purpose.
It dawned on me that I actually do a lot of stuff online that’s publicly accessible – write in this blog, bookmark stuff with del.icio.us, mark stuff as public in my feed reader, etc. So, I updated my home page to be a rolling collection of the stuff I’ve most recently updated online in various areas. That way, the content never gets stale. I don’t really like how it looks, but I like it better than the old page, so it’s good enough for now.
It’s a single PHP page that uses the SimplePie RSS library. I was using MagpieRSS for a while, and I found it much easier to use than SimplePie (ironic?), but it threw too many errors and warnings that I didn’t feel like troubleshooting.