Recology HAS MOVED TO http://recology.info/. To get to the same blog post on the new site replace the http://r-ecology.blogspot.ca/ with http://recology.info/, but with the same ending, e,g. /2011/12/weecology-can-has-new-mammal-dataset.html (except remove the .html at the end)
New thoughts: After actually using it more, it is quite nice, but I have a couple of major issues.
1. The text editor is quite slow to scroll through.
2. ggplot2 graphics look bad, worse than if just running R alone.