I was working with a client recently on their own, customised installation of WordPress… and it was driving me potty. The lesson: Keep it standard. It makes life easier for all involved.
There are some nice tricks inside WordPress, for example this WordPress Auto 301 Feature. Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen!
If you ever feel like you want to change the source of the news items on the wordpress dashboard (Not wordpress.com, sorry if I got your hopes up there) here is how to do it.