As much as I would like to take credit for all this I really can't. A big thanks goes out to:
Wordpress.org - Without Wordpress I wouldn't have a blog. This free and open source blogging engine allows me to fully customize the look and feel of the blog in minutes. Just download and follow the instructions to have your own personal blog.
Google - What doesn't Google do? I use Google apps to host my mail using Gmail, Google calendar to host my calendar and of course hte Google ads and search.
Zenphoto - Super simple and elegant photo gallery used for the photo gallery. Uses PHP and MYSQL and ImageMagick to dynamically resample images. Basically the photo gallery I wanted to write but much more complete.