For ages I’ve been envious of many other bloggers’ set-ups, but especially the nice friendly URL schemes that a lot of other people now use. So, starting from today, my website is at alastairs-place.net, rather than the previous www.alastairs-place.net, and you can navigate the articles using the form /yyyy/mm/article_name, or get an index of all of the articles for a given month with /yyyy/mm.
For instance, this article is http://alastairs-place.net/2006/07/url_envy.
Actually, since I updated to Octopress, the format is now /blog/yyyy/mm/dd/article-name. There are some redirections set up to go from the old format to the new one.