Just trying this out. I tried out Wordpress and found that it was rather limited in formatting in that many of the offered templates were not what I wanted. Perhaps this is better, or full custom would be better. I'm not really looking to do a chronological blog as much as a static place organized by pages or categories to post my thoughts and selected projects. Many of the Wordpress templates did not even get the hierarchical pages right, and you have to pay to edit the CSS.
Wordpress test blog: http://petebasel.wordpress.com/