Welcome to the new Octopress powered era of timsogard.com!
While the previous site was beautifully designed, it was also powered by a combination of Blosxom (a painfully-dead-no-wait-sort-of-forked-and-community-maintained perl static blog system) and custom Perl CGI code. While I happen to love Perl, I would counsel anyone to steer clear of doing front end work with it. Thaggravations, combined with a minor incapacity to self document, led to a whole lot of nothing on the updates front.
I had been hoping to find a Python powered static site generator since it’s my strongest language, however Octopress/Jekyll is one of the most mature and strongly recommended static site generators out there (not surprising since it powers GitHub’s pages product). Also, being a relatively new project, and one that powers the homepages of a lot of open source projects, there are tons of clean and creative themes and styles available.