I'm banging my head with this one. I'm using Matt's hack for asides and I'm also excluding a category on the loop. I've used
before the loop but soon found out that this was incompatible with pagination.
I found a working solution on another topic - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/57912 - however, when I'm on the last page the number of posts is lower than the maximum defined on the settings and I'm getting "empty" post markup - as if it's forcing the page to have 10 posts when, in fact, there are only 3.
Screenshot here: http://img.skitch.com/20090217-eqxdn8b6dgi1erag54ni1dgwyd.jpg
Thanks in advance.