Welcome to joshmerry.com!
This site began as me playing around with various different CMSs and hosting platforms, and after lots of playing around I finally settled.
As a lover of technology, I wanted to do this the (relatively) hard way. This site is running on a linux server running in the Amazon EC2. It's running on Apache, backed by a MySQL database. Since the CMS is Concrete5, based on PHP, it's actually a full LAMP stack.
While there may not be a lot of content here yet, it's more an exercise in keeping current with technology.