This site is powered by the wonderful open source blogging packaged WordPress. I switched to using WordPress permanently in December 2004 using a nightly build. Since that time, the core WordPress engine has matured considerably and I’ve had an excellent experience with it.
WordPress supports a plugin architecture, which allows for a piece of code not necessarily developed by the core WordPress team that extends the functionality of the core product. The plugin architecture for WordPress has enabled a rich tapestry of extensions, some of which I use below: