I've been taking a break from here for a few days since I did a lot of work on the site last week. I'll probably start on the thrid episode later on this week, but I've a lot of things to do around the home.
I found some of your articles interesting, particularly the origin of the 88x31 button. I first came across it on fan sites where people made them for others to download and link back to their sites. Always found it a frustrating size to make though because there's not a lot of room on it. I've found other sizes are used as well - 100 x 50 (my prefered one), 50 x 50, 50 x 75, 100 x 35, and 200 x 40.