For the frontpaging, disabling the checkbox is there to remind you, it's still done server side, so you really can't frontpage your own nodes (last time I checked)
The Personal Nodelet needs some changes which were in the TODO list of the pmdev when I was in that group. It's just a list of links seperated by a <br> tag,
some links are by title, some by node id, that's where checking for duplicate entries is cumbersome(I'm talking nonesense). I assume some pmdevil will get to patch it eventually.
(I don't see the empty node. maybe it needs a sixth sense? ;)
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