I didn’t exactly like the default behavior of wordpress to send registered users to the dashboard after they log on, so I did a few google searches and found a faq page that looks like it’s out of date. But it got me close enough.
Trick was to go into the wp-login.php file and find the
… statement, then go down a few lines and change the
$redirect_to = 'wp-admin/'
… statement and change it to just
$redirect_to = '/'
… to get the behavior I wanted.
If your blog isn’t in the root of your domain then that redirect should be to where it sits.