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?
Jekyll Bootstrap is easy to setup - http://jekyllbootstrap.com/
You can use a custom domain with Github pages too, I'm using Jekyll for my blog - http://blog.omgmog.net
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. email@example.com