NB: This site is technically a bit out of date and its last major update was 2010.
Although I made this site, it would not have been possible without a few key ingredients. I have created this small page to give credit where I think it's due.
Under the hood
Codeigniter: I used to like using Codeigniter (a popular PHP framework). It's powering this site and has been for some time. Codeigniter is developed by a great community and I thank them for giving me an exciting and easy tool to build websites with. Their user forums have also saved my life several times.
Digital Ocean: I host my site on my own private Digital Ocean Droplet running Ubuntu, Nginx, PHP7-FPM etc.
Disqus: A great commenting plugin which as of April 2012 now handles all my blog comments. You can now coment on comments and post a comment using your Faceboook, Twitter or Disqus id. Let's hope my photos get lots more comments as time goes on.
Colorbox: A great lightbox plugin for use with jQuery. Easy to install, configurable, lightweight and looks nice too.
API's and other services
Last.fm: I use their simple restful API to pull in latest tracks I have listened to on my homepage.
Instagram: I use their API to pull in my latest photos on my homepage.
Twitter: I use twitter's restful API to pull in my latest tweets on the homepage.
Akismet: I use Akismet to prevent against SPAM on my contact page form.
Feedburner: My blog RSS feed is handled by Feedburner.
Google Custom Search: The search box on my website pages is handled by Google Custom Search.
JW FLV Media Player: For video playback I am currently still using JW flash player.
PremiumBeat Music Player: For audio playback I am currently still using Premiumbeats free swf music player.
Analytics and Monitoring
Google Analytics: To find out what's popular and what's not I use Google Analytics.
Google Webmaster Tools: To monitor search engine traffic, crawl errors and other cool stuff I use Google Webmaster Tools
Pingdom: To monitor website uptime and downtime (none so far with Linode) I use pingdom.