Typography on this Website
"What the hell are you doing with the fonts on this site?!" Good question. In January 2011 I found out that most browsers now support font embedding ... even older versions of IE of you don't mind really mucking with the stylesheets and font formats (okay, I haven't done that yet ...). So I went out and found uglier fonts to apply across my entire site!
I chose Ubuntu for the headers - not out of a love of Linux, but because I think it's a really nice font. And then I chose Terminus as the main body text. I first encountered Terminus as a bitmap terminal font in Linux. It was a revelation in readability, and I've used it ever since. The link above is to a gentleman who kindly provides a TTF version of Terminus for free. It doesn't look particularly elegant on the site, but I still think it's the most readable font in existence. This is a function-over-form website: you'll get used to it (or you'll leave: I don't mind).
20110226: I was unhappy with the TTF implementation of Terminus (lower right corners of many letters were 90° angles, definitely not correct) so I decided Slashdot looked good and have switched to Arial for body text.