Well, it looks like s9y and PHP 5.3.0 are not the best of friends -- lots of deprecated crap that was scrolling many Deprecated: messages at the bottom of my blog. (Stupid software. Stupid deprecation. Stupid...STUPID!)
Upgraded to s9y 1.5 prerelease, replaced a few wayward split() calls (now deprecated) with explode() (still permissible and technically "better" since it's split()-ing on a plain string and not a regex), and now I don't have to look at that shit anymore.
All of this because I'm preparing to launch another N-part series on Bacula, rsync.net & remote VTLs. Stay tuned.