I am looking to start a technical blog and wanted to get some recommendations for what the best platform is for a technical blog. I notice that Wordpress, Tumblr, and posterous seem to be some of the more common ones. Any suggestions or insights?
Git + Jekyll + pre-processors like Scss & CoffeeScript. Pygments-based syntax highlighting, and a web interface for writing content without Git if you don't want to. It's in beta now, and it's getting better all the time. WYSIWYG blogging and asset management are big next-step features before exiting beta.
Anyway, I'm bootstrapping it, and I'd love to hear your feedback! Give it a try. firstname.lastname@example.org
And this is very off topic, but I've noticed something on your landing page that I really envy -- the background pattern. The gray, hatched background at the bottom of the page is awesome. And it's very similar to the background at venturebeat.com. Where did you find that or how did you design that?
I've just moved my personal blog from a hosted Wordpress solution to a self-managed virtual server running Octopress. It's not for everyone but it's lightweight, static (fast) and allows markdown editing which I love.