I decided to get rid of all of the adverts from this site as they really didn't provide me with any tangible benefits.
Just like Q I have found that despite getting plently of people checking out the site I have had no real results on any form of advertising.
However, I don't really have a problem with this as to lose the ads has cleaned up the site and taken away the distracting animated gifs. So for your viewing pleasure the lab will be advert free from now on.
Watch this space as within the second quarter of 2005 I should be launching Joornal, a GPL blogging script. Joornal is written in PHP and will provide two methods of implementation. Either by using classes or by installation routines as a fully fledged script.