The blog itself is powered by software I wrote myself after getting tired of the bloat, slowness and general irritations that are wordpress.
The blog software is extracted into an open source package available on github as Kobayashi and is programmed in ruby on Sinatra, uses Github flavoured Markdown for plain text posts (compatible with jekyll and has scripts for migrating from wordpress). Bootstrap is used as an opening css framework, and it's designed to be source-controlled via git and git pushed to be hosted on heroku. It has nice, useful stuff like caching and is CDN-able out-of-the-box. I've made it as simple, documented and hackable as possible so people can use the code and improve upon in in the spirit of open source. I had a lot of fun writing it and learned an enormous amount (surprisingly for something you'd think is so simple.).
You can watch it or fork it on github.
Tundramonkey, besides being a blog project, was also an opportunity to consoldate a lot of different aliases, accounts and digital archaeological baggage under one moniker at almost precisely the eight year mark that I'd been blogging.
The blog was originally called Across Weirdish Wild Space and drew its name and inspiration from my favourite Dr. Seuss book Oh, the Places You Will Go and was originally meant to replace email updates from my 1999 round-the-world trip and detail further itinerant wanderings.
It's morphed over the years into something more monstrous and sublime but mostly just defies any other description than that it's mine.