The general appearance comes from a layout I created years ago (circa 2005) for a hypothetical, never-created personal page. I decided to use something like the old appearance. The original files are showed in the "bardo0-old" directory from the source.
This lame name is justified by the fact that I was younger and sillier those days but, for a homage to my lamer self, I decided to maintain it. Also, as you may note, I thought I knew CSS. Remember, younger and sillier.