Yesterday I was trying to get query_posts to exclude a category, but couldn't get it to work. I assumed this was as I was using the asides as outlined here which don't seem to use the WP1.5 loop. With a bit of trial and error, I think I have got something that will work with the classic template and allow query-posts to be used.
1. Should query_posts work with the asides instructions linked to above?
2. If not, is it worth me testing further and documenting so that asides and query_posts can live happily together?