Recently we launched new Sign Up and Log In pages. There are some great stories here, my favorite are the formation and flourishing of the Mentors group who welcome first time commenters to DailyKos, and the 5x (or so) increase in first time comments per day. Looks like the community is growing.
Coming up: comments and recs to the mobile version of DailyKos. We often roll out new features to mobile first as there is about 5x less traffic there, so its a good place to test server performance. We've been working steadily on a new Front Page, Diary, Comment Page, but we won't be able to launch this work until the Story Editor is also rebuilt. Design of the Story Page is in the works, so now is a great time to get your design criticism of the current editor and feature requests in.
In a previous life, I built exhibits at the Exploratorium, and still spend a lot of time building things in my small garage woodshop. At the moment it seems to be frames of one sort or another.