Slicehost, for the great VPS hosting. If you are currently in their waiting list, I suggest you get the 24-month prepayment. I got my slice in about a week. I think it’s better to pay for the long term than go to other hosting and pay about 3x more.
Wordpress, for the blogging platform. I planned on using Mephisto but… maybe in another post.
And Scribbish, for the theme. I wasn’t able to access Kenny Pitt’s blog for the Wordpress version (I only get a blank page), but thanks to Google’s cache, I got the download link: http://pittcrew.net/projects/scribbishwp/scribbishwp-1.0-3.0.tar.gz